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Old 06-02-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I'm going this summer and after college, it's either NYC, Boston, Philly, Chicago or Tampa.

I'm visiting them all before I graduate but New York is at the top of my list because, well, it's New York! My question is how true is this? And what makes NYC a really hard place to be in?
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Cost of living , can be stressful environment , New York isn't all its cracked up to be , there was a good post a few months ago on that. Alot of my New Jersey / New York City / LI friends are in College up in the Boston Region. They seem to like it up there alot.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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Cost of living , can be stressful environment , New York isn't all its cracked up to be , there was a good post a few months ago on that. Alot of my New Jersey / New York City / LI friends are in College up in the Boston Region. They seem to like it up there alot.
Dont u live in jersey,man. I know you feel some type a way about the city but come on.

Anyway to answer your question. NYC can be a rouh place, but if you have a good paying job you should do just fine. 8. million plus make it here everyday. Get in where you fit in
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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It depends on what kind of work you want to do and what kind of lifestyle you want to live. If you are moving here to be in an artistic/creative field - it is the place to be... However, every artistic/creative person knows that and they are all here trying to make it! I am one of them! It can be very competitive. Also, if you don't make a lot of money - you'll have to budget wisely and a lot of people don't like living in NYC that way.
It's an amazing place to live - but it can be hard. That doesn't mean it's not worth it!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Don't come to Tampa- I live there right now and trying to go back to NYC! It isn't really much of a city- very suburban/rural. Not much to do. And it's way too hot- it was in the mid 90's in May!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Don't come to Tampa- I live there right now and trying to go back to NYC! It isn't really much of a city- very suburban/rural. Not much to do. And it's way too hot- it was in the mid 90's in May!
Lol NYC was in the Mid-90's in March!

I agree with Nexis to a certain extent, but you're visiting them all, only you will know what's best for you and if you end up making the wrong decision you can always transfer somewhere else. They're all great cities imo.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Yeah but I went to NYC last year in July- and all my relatives up there told me it was burning hot. I got there and it was at least 15 degrees cooler than Tampa. I'd much rather put up with a few months of cold and snow than 11 months of burning hot.

And really, 95 in March? My relatives were telling me it was freezing cold and snowing in March? Heck it was pretty cold (for FL) in Tampa in March.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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The phrase isn't 100% true. For instance, just because you can make it in NY, doesn't mean you can "make it" in Hawaii.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Dont u live in jersey,man. I know you feel some type a way about the city but come on.

Anyway to answer your question. NYC can be a rouh place, but if you have a good paying job you should do just fine. 8. million plus make it here everyday. Get in where you fit in
I got some New York blood in me , i'm just telling the truth.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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Dont u live in jersey,man. I know you feel some type a way about the city but come on.

Anyway to answer your question. NYC can be a rouh place, but if you have a good paying job you should do just fine. 8. million plus make it here everyday. Get in where you fit in
In all honesty, a good portion of that 8 million are not adults. Like someone said, it can be a cool place to hang out but living day to day is not all its cracked up to be.
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