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New York City

Your guide to the city that never sleeps...really!

Welcome to New York - the city that really never sleeps. This iconic place is world renowned for its Empire State Building, Central Park, Grand Central Station, and Statue of Liberty - just to kick things off.


New York City is the considered the center of it all in the New York metro area. It also happens to be the most populated city in the United States. Boasting more than 8.5 million people, this area has a substantial impact on the world's commerce, media, finance, art, education, and entertainment - and rightly so. It is located on one of the earth's largest natural harbors. It is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations. In addition, New York is considered to be one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world - with more than 800 languages spoken in the city alone. This huge city is broken down into five distinct "boroughs," each one having its own separate county of New York state. Every year, more than 50 million people come to visit New York City from all around the globe, enticed by its plethora of attractions. A large number of those people end up staying or coming back to NYC, in order to call it their home. If you really want to be a part of "New York, New York," then it may take a bit of research, and some actual footwork through the Big Apple, in order to get a real feel for what New York truly has to offer.


What to do in New York City

Asking what there is to do in New York is almost like asking if the sun will come up tomorrow. "Duh." Yes, there are things to do in New York - plenty! So, whether you're a sports fan, a theatre buff, a shopaholic, or someone who is on pace to break the next "man versus food" record, you can find what you're looking for in New York!


How to Get Around in New York City

It's relatively easy to get around in New York City - provided that you don't have a car. In fact, if you do have a vehicle with four wheels, you'll likely have to find a spot for it to live too, and those can be pretty pricy. In New York, the public transportation system goes just about everywhere. So, between the New York City subway and a comfortable pair of walking shoes, you'll be able to get just about anywhere in the Big Apple.


What it's like to live in New York City

So, what exactly is it like to live in New York? It can actually be exciting, but also quiet and laid back, if you'd like it to be. That's the beauty of such a wide and diverse area - New York offers the opportunity to pick and choose from a literally endless list of things to do and places to live, based on your personal choices. Yes, there is the hustle and bustle of the city life - and you can certainly be involved in that. The Financial District, Times Square, and Central Park just to name a few - thousands upon thousands of people pass through these places each and every day. Given its wide array of places to go and things to do, New York is also quite accessible. Here, you can get nearly anywhere at any time. Grocery stores, coffee shops, hardware stores - even the Apple Store is open 24 hours a day! When living in New York, you will likely want to learn the public transportation system well. You will also want to get a good, sturdy pair (or two) of walking shoes. This is because, while there are a lot of cars in this city, having one is almost more of a burden than a luxury - and it isn't likely to get you anywhere faster.


Where to find apartments in New York City

There are places to live both directly in New York City, as well as in neighborhoods that line the surrounding area. But, before heading out to look, it's always a good idea to do some research first. When looking for an apartment to rent in New York, you will generally be required to put down both a security deposit, as well as the first month's rent. This will also typically need to be accompanied by proof from your employer that you have stable income that is more than what you will require for your monthly rent, as well as that your income is stable. In addition, you should have a good credit history, and good credit references. With regard to locating that perfect New York apartment, there are some factors that you'll want to consider. For instance, think about the type of neighborhood that you will want to live in regarding proximity to public transportation, as well as other amenities such as parks, shopping, restaurants, and employment. Also, do you want to be located near a certain area or borough? After you have settled on your location, there are other criteria to consider, too. For example, what size space do you want or need? Apartments in New York can come in all sizes - and price ranges. In addition, what types of conveniences will you want to have included, such as in-unit laundry? Once you have narrowed down your list, it will be much easier to find your ideal apartment. Some of the pricier neighborhoods in New York can include


Neighborhoods in New York City

Brooklyn


When you think of New York City, you might just think of Brooklyn - especially if you are a student or a young professional. This area provides easy access to New York's vast public transportation system, so you can get to just about anywhere from here, day or night.
There are a number of cool neighborhoods to choose from in the Brooklyn area, including:

Downtown Brooklyn


Downtown Brooklyn is where is all happens - at least from a business standpoint. There are lots of employers who are located in this area, so if one of them is yours, then an apartment in this locale could be the perfect match. The location is also home to a number of great restaurants and shopping spots.

Greenpoint


If you are into the arts, then Greenpoint in Brooklyn could be your vicinity of choice. There are numerous young artistic professionals who reside here in this more quiet and industrial spot that offers a nice choice of converted lofts and duplexes. Greenpoint also tends to be a bit more quiet, as it sits further out from the city proper.

Fort Greene


In Fort Greene, you will also tend to find a more serene and diverse atmosphere. This area plays host to regular flea markets and cultural institutions. It is also home to the beautiful Fort Greene Park that its residents enjoy regularly.

Williamsburg


If you are on the artsy side, then an apartment in the Williamsburg area could be a perfect fit here in Brooklyn. Williamsburg is the home of many young and creative types who enjoy sipping coffee in cute cafes - yet who are also able to conveniently catch the subway and get downtown quickly if need be.

Manhattan

Upper East Side


The Upper East Side of Manhattan is well known for being on the classy side. Close to Central Park, this area is ideal if you're looking for more of a "quiet" city lifestyle. It is also near some of New York's top attractions, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Guggenheim.

Upper West Side


For the performing artist who also enjoys long walks in the city's "green space" and taking in some of the city's culture such as the New York City Ballet, the Upper West Side could be the ideal spot. This area is also near Columbia University if you're a student who is searching for apartment living near this institution.

Midtown East


Close your eyes, imagine New York City, and Midtown East will likely come to mind. That's because this area is bustling with tall buildings for almost as far as you can see - including a wide array of high-rise apartments with an awesome view of the city skyline. This area is popular for young professionals and families alike.

Financial District


Just as its name implies, the Financial District is host to a plethora of financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange. There are both business and residential structures here in this area of the city, with the living quarters being primarily high rise apartments - many of which are priced quite reasonably.

Chelsea


Located in the Midtown area, Chelsea is known as being the hub for the LGBT community and nightlife. This locale offers a great deal of culture and art, and it is easy to get to and from via public transportation.

East Village


East Village offers more of an old New York feel to it. Located in the lower Manhattan area, this neighborhood provides plenty of charming rentals to choose from, all within a variety of price ranges.

Hell's Kitchen


Hell's Kitchen is located in the midtown Manhattan area, close to a number of entertainment venues - due in large part to its proximity to Broadway. This neighborhood is home to many young professionals. Here you will generally find newer luxury apartments for rent.

Harlem


Situated in the Uptown Manhattan locale, Harlem has a long neighborhood history. Over the past several years, this area has been going through some renovation, so you are likely to find a mix of older brownstones for rent, as well as newer apartment rentals - many that are reasonably priced for young professionals. With its close proximity to Central Park and to public transportation, this neighborhood can be a nice choice.

Kips Bay


Often overlooked, Kips Bay is a somewhat quiet area of Manhattan - yet is known for its fantastic views of the East River. There are numerous hospitals and schools in the area, which makes this neighborhood fairly popular for students to reside.

Murray Hill


Also a popular area for both students and recent graduates, Murray Hill is a great locale to reside if you work in the Midtown area, due to its convenient access to Grand Central Station and other public transportation. The neighborhood also has a number of great shops and restaurants that are frequented by its residents.

The Bronx


The Bronx is the most northern of New York's boroughs. It is here where hip-hop was born, where the New York Yankees became a dynasty, and where you will find New York City's botanical garden and zoo.
There are a myriad of sights to see in this borough, as well as a diverse array of restaurants and shops. And, the Bronx's New York Botanical Garden is host to the annual Orchid Show each year where you can view the entire conservatory filled with suspended flowers.
This area offers a wide variety of well-constructed and spacious apartment housing - much of which is affordably priced for young professionals who are seeking a nice place to live in a convenient location.

Queens

Astoria


Astoria is considered to be a middle-class and commercial neighborhood, bounded by the East River. Residents here enjoy Astoria Park and The Museum of Moving Image, just to name a few. The area is known for being more quiet and laid back, as well as fairly diverse. It is also easy to travel to and from the city, due to its access to public transportation.

Long Island City
Also near the East River, Long Island City is a diverse area of the Queens borough. The neighborhood is considered very affordable, and is an ideal place to live for young professionals and growing families.

Staten Island


Staten Island provides residents with more of a smaller town feel. So, if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, this may be your ideal place to look for an apartment. Other nice amenities about Staten Island include the fact that it is directly on the water. Residents of Staten Island enjoy art and culture, and plenty of local eateries. Rental housing includes both newer apartments, as well as charming older homes.

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