Living in New York City Living in New York City

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Living in New York City

There are pros and cons to every decision in life, and choosing a place to live is no different. No matter where you live, there’s likely to be some sort of compromise to be made, whether it’s the tradeoff of a smaller apartment for a better location, or dealing with cold winters in a city you love. If you’re thinking about living in New York City (or if you currently live there are you’re considering moving away), here are some of the pros and cons to consider before making your decision.

Living in NYC affords incomparable access to culture. From the lights of Broadway to the Museum of Natural History, the city has hundreds of world-renowned cultural institutions.

New York is THE place to be for unlimited career opportunities. The busting industries range from media to medicine, architecture to advertising, construction to corporate law. Some of the biggest companies in the world are headquartered in New York and they look to attract top talent.

Diversity, diversity, diversity….. If you like living among people from all walks of life or you simply love the culture that diversity cultivates, New York is the place for you. According to Census Bureau data, the population of the city overall is 33% white, 28% hispanic or latino, 25% African American, and 12% Asian, and 37 % of the population if foreign-born. There is also a thriving LGBTQ community, 49% of people speak a language outside of English at home, and the city is 52% women.

I was living in New York City until the age of 30 and I was never bored. In New York, there is constantly a new (or old) restaurant to try, a street fair to walk through, a gallery opening to attend, a park to explore or a museum to visit.

No car needed……….Between the subway system, busses, Metro North, water taxis, LIRR, and plenty of UBERS and Taxis to be had, you can get anywhere, anytime in NYC.

Along with the PROs, there are definitely some CONS to be weighed out when it comes to deciding on living in New York City.

The biggest drawback to living in NY is that it’s expensive. Rents can top $3000 a month for a one bedroom apartment in many parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn and Queens is not far behind.

The apartments are small, so if you need space the city is not the place that you want to hang your hat. A large apartment in New York is considered 1,000 square feet and the norm for parents to raise children would be in a two-bedroom apartment, where singles often live in small studios.

Living in New York City in the winter months can be brutally cold and in the summer can be hot and humid. Of course, there are amazingly beautiful days in between during Fall and Spring but for those who are used to more seasonable temperatures all year round can find adjusting to life in NY a bit difficult.

If you love competition, this is the place to be. Like the song goes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. New York attracts top talent to its businesses and students to its schools, and the culture in the city is one of hard work. If you enjoy the hustle, there’s no better place to be. But it you prefer more work-life balance, New York City can be a difficult place to live. As a born and raised New Yorker, I chose to move to the Burbs upon having children but I would move back to the City in a heartbeat. Decide what is best for you but choose wisely.

 

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There are pros and cons to every decision in life, and choosing a place to live is no different. No matter where you live, there’s likely to be some sort of compromise to be made, whether it’s the tradeoff of a smaller apartment for a better location, or dealing with cold winters in a city you love. If you’re thinking about living in New York City (or if you currently live there are you’re considering moving away), here are some of the pros and cons to consider before making your decision.

Living in NYC affords incomparable access to culture. From the lights of Broadway to the Museum of Natural History, the city has hundreds of world-renowned cultural institutions.

New York is THE place to be for unlimited career opportunities. The busting industries range from media to medicine, architecture to advertising, construction to corporate law. Some of the biggest companies in the world are headquartered in New York and they look to attract top talent.

Diversity, diversity, diversity….. If you like living among people from all walks of life or you simply love the culture that diversity cultivates, New York is the place for you. According to Census Bureau data, the population of the city overall is 33% white, 28% hispanic or latino, 25% African American, and 12% Asian, and 37 % of the population if foreign-born. There is also a thriving LGBTQ community, 49% of people speak a language outside of English at home, and the city is 52% women.

I was living in New York City until the age of 30 and I was never bored. In New York, there is constantly a new (or old) restaurant to try, a street fair to walk through, a gallery opening to attend, a park to explore or a museum to visit.

No car needed……….Between the subway system, busses, Metro North, water taxis, LIRR, and plenty of UBERS and Taxis to be had, you can get anywhere, anytime in NYC.

Along with the PROs, there are definitely some CONS to be weighed out when it comes to deciding on living in New York City.

The biggest drawback to living in NY is that it’s expensive. Rents can top $3000 a month for a one bedroom apartment in many parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn and Queens is not far behind.

The apartments are small, so if you need space the city is not the place that you want to hang your hat. A large apartment in New York is considered 1,000 square feet and the norm for parents to raise children would be in a two-bedroom apartment, where singles often live in small studios.

Living in New York City in the winter months can be brutally cold and in the summer can be hot and humid. Of course, there are amazingly beautiful days in between during Fall and Spring but for those who are used to more seasonable temperatures all year round can find adjusting to life in NY a bit difficult.

If you love competition, this is the place to be. Like the song goes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. New York attracts top talent to its businesses and students to its schools, and the culture in the city is one of hard work. If you enjoy the hustle, there’s no better place to be. But it you prefer more work-life balance, New York City can be a difficult place to live. As a born and raised New Yorker, I chose to move to the Burbs upon having children but I would move back to the City in a heartbeat. Decide what is best for you but choose wisely.

 

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