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Hi im a nurse with one year of experience and planning on moving to LA or NYC. I got offers on both. and I need to choose. the one in LA is a CVICU internship and the one in NYC is a MICU internship,... Read More

  1. by   wayunderpaid
    Quote from dmaster
    thanks for the help, but what if im planning to bring my car with me??? are there apt in manhattan that has a parking space? so how are they going to pay us is it also gonna be based hourly? then it sums up with the annual rate? like how much would you earn in 2 weeks if you work nights? can anybody tell me please? i need to make a decision.
    OP, just a word of advice: Leave the car. IF you cannot live without a car, consider moving to LA. You don't need a car if you live in the city. If you are planning to work in Manhattan and live there too, a car is gonna eat so much money!! A little different story if you live in, say Staten Island, or Queens (you still can do it without a car, but parking won't be as difficult, or expensive)

    We cannot tell you what your hourly salary will be. It behooves you to call the hospital who offered you formal employment and request a letter stating your annual salary, including an hourly rate.

    Another option worth considering is doing a travel position in NYC for 13 weeks. The travel company will provide you with an apartment. Thus you can test the waters before making a long term commitment. Once you are there, you can make a more informed decision. Good luck
    Wayunderpaid
  2. by   SuesquatchRN
    Don't bring a car to the city! You can pay to park the car and it costs what an apartment does elsewhere - $350 - 400 a month. Forget the car.

    BTW, if you live in a borough other than Manhattan, it doesn't matter that you are technically in NYC. Manhattan is "the city."



    DUMBO means "down under than Manhattan Bridge" and it's the lower east side of Manhattan.

    You can certainly live in Manhattan on $68k a year WITH a roomate or two in a one bedroom apartment. Rents are outrageous. Queens and Brooklyn are more affordable with some great neighborhoods. The Bronx is pretty iffy in terms of safety. Staten Island, from where I hail, is a heinous commute and has traffic in the top 10 US worse list.
  3. by   tiarageek
    Quote from Suesquatch
    DUMBO means "down under than Manhattan Bridge" and it's the lower east side of Manhattan.
    Just a little nitpick, but while that is what DUMBO refers to, it's actually the name of the neighborhood on the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge.

    (And living in Queens/Brooklyn/the Bronx is still living in NYC, but that's a total other conversation.)
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from tiarageek
    (And living in Queens/Brooklyn/the Bronx is still living in NYC, but that's a total other conversation.)
    Yes, which is why I said

    BTW, if you live in a borough other than Manhattan, it doesn't matter that you are technically in NYC. Manhattan is "the city."
    I spent 51 of my 54 years in Staten Island. I know from being bridge & tunnel crowd.

  5. by   tiarageek
    *shrug* I've never thought of Queens as being B&T-y. I mean, yeah, It's over the river, but.. IDK. It feels different, or I'm a delussional Queens-type. It just feels more than "tecnically" NYC. (:
  6. by   loriann
    Quote from tiarageek
    *shrug* I've never thought of Queens as being B&T-y. I mean, yeah, It's over the river, but.. IDK. It feels different, or I'm a delussional Queens-type. It just feels more than "tecnically" NYC. (:
    I think when people talk about going to "The City," they are picturing sights of Manhattan in their minds, not the outerboroughs. Nothing against Queens, Brooklyn, etc., but tourists generally don't leave Manhattan. My native NYC friends who live in Queens always say the are going into "The City" when they come in for dinner, etc.

    As for the OP and the car, leave it or sell it. It's definitely not needed.
  7. by   dmaster
    thanks for the help guys, but i'd rather go to NYC than LA, the only thing thats why im confused is the job offer in LA its CVICU, and I love CVICU, the one in NYC is a MICU. which i like it too but i like CVICU better. another question, what do you guys think of mount sinai hospital? is it a good working place? will I learn a lot? how does there critical care program work. its not clear to me, i have PACU and telemetry experience, but I still need to know a lot if in going to the unit. your comments really helped me.
  8. by   SarasotaRN2b
    Well, while you might start in MICU, maybe in the future you could look into getting into CVICU. I'm sure that you'll deal with some cardiac issues in MICU.

    Kris
  9. by   dmaster
    how about mount sinai? hows the hospital's reputation? i've read good things and bad things about it. but is it a good place to work? are nurses happy in that facility?
  10. by   dmaster
    can anyone tell me how is it like to work at mount sinai hospital?
  11. by   Armygirl7
    Quote from dmaster
    thanks for the help, but what if im planning to bring my car with me??? are there apt in manhattan that has a parking space? so how are they going to pay us is it also gonna be based hourly? then it sums up with the annual rate? like how much would you earn in 2 weeks if you work nights? can anybody tell me please? i need to make a decision.
    I have lived in NYC (Queens and Manhattan) a long time and I have dear friends living in LA and have been to visit many times.

    First off if you want to bring your car and have access to your car and not pay betw $300-$450 a month to park your car then you want to live in Queens, Bklyn, or the Bronx. I am surprised that no one ever mentions the Bronx. The trick to living large in NYC is to stay one step ahead of the gentrifying neighborhoods.

    The best value and soon to be coolest neighborhood is in the South Bronx like Mott Haven etc. FIRST subway stop out of Manhattan. I mean forget Bklyn unless you wanna go farther and farther away from Manhattan the prices are just CUCKOO and QNS the same - a little bit you can still get a asteal in Woodside or Forest Hills (both in QNS) and still find on-street free parking (with daily effort).

    But seriously if I was looking to move to NYC for the first time right now I would start looking in The South Bronx. You'll end up with one of those FAB apartments/lofts with super quick EZ access to Manhattan that in 5 years all your friends will be so envious of and say "You pay WHAT!!!!!???"

    Gotta say I love NYC and public transpo and walking everywhere ROCKs!!!!!!

    Now LA, that's a whole other ball game! You say u r from FLA so weather might be easier for you to take in Cali. My friends there live pretty well (bigger apartments for the money than in NYC in like West Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Venice Beach). And your car will be welcome more than in NYC and you will spend LOTS of time in it!! LA is a really sweet lifestyle. Cali is a good state for Nurses for sure - I mean they have been the leaders this year in STANDING UP for themselves - so probably a great place to work and BE HEARD.

    Y'know what- you can't go wrong!! You are very very lucky to have choices. You can't go wrong and nursing is flexible enough to allow you to change in a couple years of you want to!!!:spin: Do BOTH!
    BEST-O-LUCK!!!!
  12. by   dmaster
    thanks,, for in input.. but do you think the salary for RN,BSN in new york is competetive with the lifestyle? lets say I get rid of my car, and I want to live in manhattan.. do you think i'll be able to live in NYC and save a lot of money..
  13. by   RNDreamer
    here, look at this for ideas on what you can expect to pay in Manhattan,
    depending on what you are looking for:

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/aap/

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