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Old 11-08-2009, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Advice, you say? Mod cut: not necessary. here's some anyway: despite what you might think at the moment, your life isn't quite over at the age of 21. (As to coming to New York, I never discourage anyone from having such a dream! And I don't think you'll have a problem making it here.)

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Old 01-05-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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you can do anything you set your mind to. I am 40 years old never graduated high school, i have a job that pays $50k a year and i live in whitestone NY which is in queens and 20minutes from manhattan, it is a beautiful area. some would even say upscale. I always lived in NY. You would want to get some kind of job lined up (enough that will pay your rent) you will need to save some money, figure your apt for a 1 br in queens would be around $1200/month (you could find cheaper) you would need 1st & last months payment and your real estate fee (or go on craigs list where you can look from owner) rental of a uhaul etc. It would also help you a great deal if you can find yourself a roomate that would save you a bundle. you can get a 2 br for $1500-1600 month cutting your rent to $750-$800 per person. If you want the city atmosphere i suggest moving to Greenpoint, astoria, LIC those areas. they are 5-10 minutes away from manhattan or less on subway. There are many, many areas to choose from. maybe come on in and just check it out, there is much to choose from. Good luck!
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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It's been a while since you wrote this, but I just read this today, and feel exactly the same way about NYC as you. I'm in the same boat and am currently both saving money for a move, as well as working on a BS/BA where I live now.

I am absolutely, positively a New Yorker at heart, and passionately want to live there more than anything I've ever wanted before. I just hope I can get there sooner rather than later!

I don't know if you're already there or not at this point, but I would add that you'll probably need a job first, enough money for first/last months rent (and maybe security too), and some understanding of the subway routes would be helpful. At the worst, you could always sublet for a while, but I would recommend having a job first, regardless.

Also, try not to stop in the middle of the walkway/stairs on the subway to look at a map, you don't always have to wait for the sign to way walk before crossing (though you need to be aware of traffic to not get run over), and the farther your apt is from Times Square, the better, IMO...
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Don't bother coming here, it's NOT all it's cracked up to be. There are probably a lot of other places you could go that would suit you better.
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