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Old 12-08-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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...it wont be very fun for you to live here if you refuse to spend money on "fun things"...
Jdawg, what are some of the things you're talking about? I mentioned Broadway, Professional sports, concerts/live music, movies, eating out, those all seem like pretty fun things for me but, if NYC has even more great things I'd love to hear about it. As you can tell my knowledge of NYC isn't great which is why I greatly appreciate everyone's input.

I definitely would like to take advantage of what the city has to offer. Aside from night clubs and rooftop bars where the men/women dress and act like they have 7 figure salaries and celebrity status when in fact they work at Wal-mart and live in section 8 housing. Yet, somehow they manage to pay for $20 drinks and rent an Escalade limo for the evening.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Barely.Have you included a metrocard to get around town ?
What about savings?
Bluedog,

Thanks for the input. I have already factored in the cost of transport my employer pays for that and parking. As part of our contract with Uncle Sam any taxes incurred concerning housing and other "perks" are taken care. As far as savings, I have a pension at work that doesn't require me to put anything into it. They take care of all of that. It's not in any way a huge pension but, it's enough so that when I pull it out I can move back overseas and live like a king...well by my modest standards and tastes anyway.

Keep the advice coming, it's definitely helping out
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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Jdawg, what are some of the things you're talking about? I mentioned Broadway, Professional sports, concerts/live music, movies, eating out, those all seem like pretty fun things for me but, if NYC has even more great things I'd love to hear about it. As you can tell my knowledge of NYC isn't great which is why I greatly appreciate everyone's input.

I definitely would like to take advantage of what the city has to offer. Aside from night clubs and rooftop bars where the men/women dress and act like they have 7 figure salaries and celebrity status when in fact they work at Wal-mart and live in section 8 housing. Yet, somehow they manage to pay for $20 drinks and rent an Escalade limo for the evening.
This is hardly true. Most of the people who go to rooftop bars are average working class people like you & I.

yes- nights out at the bars, museums, travel if you want to leave the area for a weekend, meals OTHER than the diner (there are all kinds of restaurants here...thai, japanese, cajun, indian...we have EVERYTHING), shopping (which maybe you aren't interested in but NYC has a lot of stores that are exclusively just in NYC), professional sports with the exception of knicks and rangers are located outside of Manhattan...the Giants & Jets play in NJ and the Islanders play on Long Island so "professional sports" come with a travel fee, chelsea piers
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