Question for you NY people :P

  1. I'm from California and I've wanted to move to Manhattan for the longest time, but I wouldn't be able to do it for a while. I was just wondering where you work and how good the pay is with how expensive it is to live there. Thanks!
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Katie, living in NYC is incredibly expensive. Beverly Hills expensive without the prettiness. The pay is, by any standards other than NYC, fabulous, but I would seriously check out Craig's List to get an idea of what it would cost just to share an apartment. And kiss your car goosbye.
  4. by   nursekatie22
    Oh yeah, I wasn't planning on having a car over there cause I don't wanna pay for partking let alone trying to find a spot close to where I'd live! I've looked at Craigslist and rent.com and the rents weren't too suprising considering all I've heard about the area. Thanks for the
    Last edit by nursekatie22 on Dec 29, '06
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    You'll make decent money. You'll spend it all on rent.

    I grew up in the city and left two years ago. As far as I'm concerned, it's the center of the universe and, were I young, it'd be the only place I'd be. Now, I've been there done that, but it's a great city for a young person or a rich old fart.

  6. by   SuesquatchRN
    Oh, food is also quite high since everything has to be trucked in via expensive bridges and tunnels over toll roads and then housed in expensive real estate. Other than that, clothing and cosmetics and nail care and stuff like that is WAY cheaper than anyplace else. And everyone runs for exercise - Central Park is clogged early in the morning with runners and bicyclists.
  7. by   nursekatie22
    Good to know....I've just always wanted to try it at least and it's nice to have a realistic perspective on what it's like rather than all the glamorous tales, etc. Thanks a bunch!
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    You're welcome!

    When you're ready to make the move let me know and I'll give you some real people's phone numbers. Won't hurt to have a safety net.
  9. by   nursekatie22
    Holy crap! Thanks! It won't be for a while, but VERY good to know. Especially if I want to check out the area first (I've never even been there).
  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Well, I would certainly visit before moving there!

    Seriously, you give me advance notice and I'll arrange to be there and get some friends together to do a restaurant and neighborhood hop with you. It's a day trip from here - a long one, but I can't live too far from NYC to be able to do it once in awhile. My husband goes down on business a few times a month. It will give you a little feel for the people and place - be forewarned. Flares are totally out, you'll see more black than you'd see even at a California funeral, most people are not Caucasian, and the hair is flat.

  11. by   nursekatie22
    :rollThanks a lot! I'll keep that in mind. That offer right there is worth more than its weight in gold for a stranger coming to such a huge place!
  12. by   keishahu
    I can definitely agree. I graduate in May and although we can start off making 70,000. It does not really balance out Im already thinking about taking on another moonlighting job when i finish. I have a daughter and im already eyeing 2 bedrooms 1600 or more. Of course I have a car so I have to pay car note, high insurance premiums, private school because the PS are not worth a lot here and very overcrowded:uhoh21:. Not to mention food and other necessities. It is extremely expensive and overcrowded they are building so many condos but most start @ 400,000 or more. I feel like u can never own anything here and it is very overcrowded. Although, NY is a beautiful city so much to do and see I believe im ready for a change and I am hoping to move to atl in a couple of years even though i heard this is becoming a mini ny im ready for the change. Good luck in whatever u decide. Also if I was u i would try moving to brooklyn such as cobble hill and park slope and williamsburg, nyc is way to over priced
  13. by   nursekatie22
    Brooklyns' not a bad area?
  14. by   keishahu
    not at all in fact some areas are very up and coming. I can say try to stay away from east new york and certain parts of bedford stuyvesant but all and all brooklyn is nice to live. The prices are increasing though I guess everyone has found out the next best thing to NYC:spin:

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