Hi All, apologies for posting up a new topic about this. I've been trawling through the older posts including the sticky but can't really find the info I need. I will be as specific as possible though!!
I've just accepted an accounting job in New York, but there's no relocation deal to be had so I need to figure this all out! The company are applying for my Visa and I expect to move within the next 2/3 months!
About me: I'm a 32 year old single straight woman and i enjoy shopping, movies, theatre, bars, gym and sportsbikes (motorcycles). I'll be working on Madison Avenue and earning $70k. I'm happy to share an apartment with 1 or 2 other professionals or live alone and my budget is between $1500 and $2000 per month. As a keen biker, my preference is to live somewhere with an easy commute (less than 1 hour with a short walk to the station) that has a garage or safe parking for a motorcycle.
What boroughs/areas will be best for this? I've heard that Hoboeken is good distance wise, does anybody here live there?
I'm also trying to decide what to do with my belongings. Is it worth shipping everything over? Everything doesn't actually consist of that much, if I bring things it would be a 3 piece suite, a massive bed, loads of clothes and shoes and motorcycle kit. I'd love to bring my motorbike over but am concerened at the cost, not with the actual transportation but the taxes and the regulations it will need to meet. Does anybody have any experince of this?
Oooh, that leads to another question, is it ok to drive on a UK licence over there? If so is it for a restricted length of time and will I have to take the car and motorcycle tests again?
Are apartments in NY usually furnished or unfurnished, is there a big difference in prece between the 2? I guess that will play a large part in my decision on bringing my own furniture over.
Phew, sorry for all the questions and if I've missed anything, please ask me