New York, New York
3rd December 2015
Life in New York
Thinking of making the move to New York?
America is known for taking almost anything and making it bigger and better, and New York is a prime example. When people think of New York they picture countless sights, crowded streets and yellow cabs stuck in traffic. Much like London, the NYC is one of the world’s most vibrant big cities, attracting people from all over the world to have their taste of the all american dream, although you’ve got a lot to get your teeth into, if you’re planning on making the move.
It’s easy to forget that New York is more than just a city, there’s an entire state with its top part being home to the incredible Niagara Falls. And even though everybody’s idea of living in big old New York often circulates around the city itself, there’s so much more to this state than just Manhattan and its definitely worth considering some exploration before you head straight for the city.
New York City is such an eclectic city and much like London, where you decide to live relies heavily on your budget. Big budgets equals big houses so if you’re planning on making the move over, you’ve GOT to consider your cash flow and it’s relationship to the lifestyle you want to lead. However, whatever your vibe, whether you love peace and quiet or love a party or two, we guarantee you’ll find your dream neighbourhood both in and outside of the city.
Everyone who’s been to New York has been there and if not… well, we’re not quite sure how you missed it. At 843 acres, Central Park will have you lost for words or just plain lost, offering a zoo, boat rides, carousels, 21 children’s parks and various gardens – including Shakespeare Gardens (so us Brits can feel right at home). A great place for a run, date or just to watch the day go by, Central Park is one of the main reasons as to why New York City is such a great place to raise a family and is a superb safe-haven away from the mania of city life.
New York’s list of VERY tall buildings and monuments is quite extensive: Empire State, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Centre, Brooklyn Bridge, Chrysler Building to name the prime few. Boasting incredible views of the city, skyscrapers are just one of many ways to live in this expansive city, aside from offering suburban neighbourhoods and trendy residential areas in places like The Bronx. The true joy of living in New York City is that there is something extraordinary waiting to be discovered around every street corner. From crazy food discoveries such as the 32oz drink and two slices of pizza the size of your head for $4 to the wonderful mixture of old-fashioned and modern living that’s intwined in everyday life, New York City really is the city that never sleeps.
With a buzzing arts scene and a nothing short of brilliant modern culture, New York City is called The Big Apple for a reason. The weather is bigger; hot city summers and snow topped winters, the food is bigger (this is the city that invented cronuts!) And the lifestyle is bigger; 24/7 bright lights, endless parties and plenty of fun.