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Old 07-25-2014, 06:08 AM
 
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MOD's Sorry if this is in the wrong spot I don't post here often.

I am considering a move to new york in the future.
for the simple fact of not having to Own a Vehicle.
NOTE: I am from Michigan and have Never been to NY in my life!

ANYWAY My MAIN Questions are:

1.) I Know New York is NOT Cheap!
So; How much money should I have in my Bank Account to begin with.

1a.) How much money should I budget each month for Cab and Subway Fares?
Remember to ADD in...
One-(1) Extra Just for Fun Night Out Sight Seeing
Trip a month for each month Since I am new and will want to see the sites.

2.) What is the Cheapest I'll Probably be able to Sub-let a Place with somebody Per./Month.?

3.) How much would I Need to Support my self for One-(1) Year in the Big Apple.
Keep in mind: I am on Food Stamps so for the most part Groceries are covered.
P.S. Please any insight at all would be a great Help!!!

4.) Since I am a Man Where are most of the High-end Male Clothing Stores is the Men's Department Mainly Uptown or Downtown?
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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MOD's Sorry if this is in the wrong spot I don't post here often.
Please Move this Thread to New York ---->New York City----
If you think I'll get a better Reponse.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:13 AM
 
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NYC is not the same as NY state. The question are you thinking of moving to NYC or NY state? Also what is your monthly rent budget?
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:09 AM
 
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If this Helps:
This is How I planned my First Year in New York City....

At my Budget I'm thinking the Bronx is my ONLY option.
Rent I Based on Living with somebody and them not really needing
the money but an offer to help with the Monthly Bills.
I would also help with the daily chores doing dishes; vacuuming cleaning the place etc.
if they so Desired I am Not Lazy.


Rent for 1-Year at $555.00 a./Month ======= $6,660.00

Groceries for 1-Year at $250.00 a./Month ==== $3000

Subway Fares for 1-Year at $112.00 a./Month =$1344.00

Toys & Fun Money for 1 Year at $1000.00 a./Month $12,000.00
.................................................. .....Grand Total $23,004.00
.............................................(Planned on Having $30,000 available Before the Move Currently saving.)

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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Your on food stamps, yet want to know where the most high end men's apparel shopping is?
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:55 AM
 
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"I am considering a move to new york in the future.
for the simple fact of not having to Own a Vehicle."

You want to move to NYC just so you don't have to drive? There are tons of cities in the US where you don't need a car. NYC is probably one of the most expensive. Look at other cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis.

Some clarification on the prices you wrote out above.
What about utilities (phone, electricity, gas, etc)?
For rent, you will have to pay a deposit and possibly last months rent upfront.
What about eating out?
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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Your on food stamps, yet want to know where the most high end men's apparel shopping is?


this made my day and made me chuckle!!
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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If you Read my Whole Post

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Originally Posted by RoofTopPigeon View Post
Planned on Having $30,000 available Before the Move Currently Saving.)
I am Saving I have NO money to my name currently
I Own a Safe in My Bedroom. I am trying to get in a better finacial position


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At my Budget I'm thinking the Bronx is my ONLY option.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RoofTopPigeon View Post
Rent I Based on Living with somebody and them not really needing
the money but an offer to help with the Monthly Bills.
I am REALLY Trying to Budget Correctly Here!

Last edited by RoofTopPigeon; 07-27-2014 at 05:59 PM..
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:28 PM
 
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Why so many colors? We can read just fine.
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Work on spelling, grammar, and proofreading.
Ultimately, this could only benefit your "finacial" situation.

Guessing that the OP is around age eleven. Twelve ?
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