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Old 11-19-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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You know how small town people love to bash certain ideas into people's heads. Here's a simple question.. is it really impossible to make the move to the Big Apple? For a young couple with a small child, at least..

Cultural diversity, job opportunities, eccentric chances at making it big somewhere if you've got the talent, lots to do.. Historically speaking, NYC has been presented to me as a place that is so expensive that it makes people's heads spin. We don't want to buy a house or plant ourselves, we just want to actually live life while we have one. This small time thing is done.

Any advice?
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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Millions are living there and making it every day, so why cant you? Don't ever let someone tell you what you can and can not do. Sit back, study the situation from every angle possible, map out a blue print for your plan with your wife and execute it. As long as you and the wife are moving as one unit and as long as your plan is as air tight as you can possibly make it, you will be fine. Just don't let your emotions cloud your judgment, try to look at things from a logical stand point and you should be fine.

Best of luck
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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That's a very fair answer, thank you very much. At least it was not an answer from one of the "exclusives" who don't want newcomers.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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You know how small town people love to bash certain ideas into people's heads. Here's a simple question.. is it really impossible to make the move to the Big Apple? For a young couple with a small child, at least..

Cultural diversity, job opportunities, eccentric chances at making it big somewhere if you've got the talent, lots to do.. Historically speaking, NYC has been presented to me as a place that is so expensive that it makes people's heads spin. We don't want to buy a house or plant ourselves, we just want to actually live life while we have one. This small time thing is done.

Any advice?
It's certainly not impossible, but make sure you do your research before you make this great leap into the unknown. My main concern would be with your child -- many NYC schools are less-than-good (and I'm saying that as a NYC teacher) -- so be aware that this could be a problem for you.

But -- go for it if you can!
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:38 PM
 
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But -- go for it if you can!
Agreed. You only live once, right? But a huge factor in how well you do here is your job skills/educational background. Just make you sure you can get a job that pays a living wage, as a lot of them don't (depending on how you define living).
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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Ever think about the burbs. We are pretty diverse ourselves. And we have better schools for your kid for sure.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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When you say burbs, where do you mean? I don't want to live IN NYC. Not only can I not afford it, I just wouldn't feel safe with a child. I'd be happy to consider the area around NYC, where do you live? What're the prices like?


Traffic will be hell that I know, but I'm looking forward to public transit. What's the job market for telecommunications and IT like up there?
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:47 PM
 
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A friend just moved back to NYC from south florida. He was able to land 70,000 in time square some where as a network admin.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:53 PM
 
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Wow. I could deal with that.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:21 AM
 
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When you say burbs, where do you mean? I don't want to live IN NYC. Not only can I not afford it, I just wouldn't feel safe with a child.
We just moved to NYC with our preschooler and I have no safety concerns. Have you been here lately? There are tons and tons of kids in NYC. I'm most familiar with UWS and Morningside Heights, both with have a large population of children and many many many parks and playgrounds.
Now, in terms of expense, yes, living here is pricey..our 2 bedroom is
$2500 per month. If you can handle a large 1 bedroom then you could possibly get one for $2000 if you look around, but you'll definately have to use a broker, who will charge you 15% of your annual rent.
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