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Old 04-27-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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roommates and live in queens/bronx/brooklyn
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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Do it while you're young and you have nothing to lose. But keep in mind, you won't be competitive if you don't at least have a college degree and a couple of years experience.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Orlando Area
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Exactly!! I understand I wont have much...But Shouldnt I do it when im young?? What do you want me to do??? Go when Im 40??? The way I look at it...If things dont work out...Well ok I am only 18...But if things work out I have so much to gain..Its the greatest city in the world...I dont want to lose the chance to spend the rest of my life there...
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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In spite of what "everybody says," there are eight million people who call New York City home, and don't worry about it: the vast majority of us aren't filthy rich, or trust-fund babies. So it must be possible to live here.
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I agree money is not everything, but you do need money to put a roof over your head, food in your mouth and clothes on your back. If you have no means of earning enough money to do at least that, I think it's pretty irresponsible to tell someone to just come here and figure it out when they have little or no job skills, experience, education and especially if they have nobody here to help them if they can't make it.
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Contrary notions? No. Most people who live in New York, believe it or not, are not people who came here from Middle America with a dollar and a dream. Their parents were here. Their grandparents were here. Their friends and family are here, and always have been. Its home to them, kind of like Wichita is home to some people and Boise is home to some people and Mobile is home to some people. That's really it.

The people who do come here from elsewhere typically are educated and have some reason to be here aside from simply "I want to live in New York." That's not to say that they are all making oodles of money, or have trust funds - most aren't, and most don't. But they do have some career-oriented reason to be here, usually. I'd guess there are some people who just show up without an education and any real ambition aside from being in New York, but they are probably very few and far between.

You're 18. Go to college, get an education, get an idea of what you want to do with your life, then move to New York. You'll like it more in your twenties, anyway.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Exactly!! I understand I wont have much...But Shouldnt I do it when im young?? What do you want me to do??? Go when Im 40??? The way I look at it...If things dont work out...Well ok I am only 18...But if things work out I have so much to gain..Its the greatest city in the world...I dont want to lose the chance to spend the rest of my life there...
Go to college first, then go. You'll be in a much better situation.

The best time to do this is when you're young, but PLEASE go to college first. At 18, it will be incredibly difficult to get a job that will even provide you with basic money to have a roof over your head and eat.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Orlando Area
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Thanks for all the ideas...What do you think about college in NYC??
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Can you afford college in NYC? What about living expenses? You still need food, clothing and shelter, PLUS out-of-state tuition.

Get your Bachelor's where you are not, then consider the move.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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Im turning 18 pretty soon and plan on moving to NYC
You are not even 18, don't you have parents to discuss such an important issue? Do you trust strangers -- who couldn't care less about what you decide to do -- more?
Many people are very successful in making numerous mistakes until the age of 30, and very unsuccessful in fixing them for the rest of their lives. Seek good advice from trustworthy people before making stupid decisions
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Orlando Area
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Ok this is my final post...I have devised a plan...Tell me what you think...Im going to stay here 3 more years and work on a degree...While Im doing this I will work a part time job...And I have a friend who I have known my whole life...One of my best friends...He said we could move together...Split everything down the middle...Oh and I will be saving up all my money from my job...
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
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Ok this is my final post...I have devised a plan...Tell me what you think...Im going to stay here 3 more years and work on a degree...While Im doing this I will work a part time job...And I have a friend who I have known my whole life...One of my best friends...He said we could move together...Split everything down the middle...Oh and I will be saving up all my money from my job...
I think its a good start. Concentrate more on your education than on your part time job, because that is what is going to make you more money in the long run. Finish your bachelors degree which will be 4 years not 3. Maybe by the time you get here the job market will pick up and you will find a job easily.

I hope your friend also has a degree or some way to make money otherwise you will be responsible for his rent if you share an apartment.
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