WHAT PART OF MANHATTAN DO YOU LIVE IN? DO YOU LIKE IT THERE?
I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Yes yes the home of pretentious everyone from the wannabe Kevin Bacon‘s to the nannies. At least it’s not the East Side oh crap not the East Side ever…Do I like it? No. I LOVE it because even those terrible people you get a surprisingly great amount of sane New Yorkers. From the small business owners to the amazing elderly who’ve lived in the area even before it became very safe to live in there are amazing people in my area and I love experiencing ALL of them. The area itself is pretty safe with the exception of a few bad apple areas near the higher 80’s and into the 90’s as well as some parts of 103rd st and above. Crime has risen a bit over the years but I assure you it’s minimal and you should be safe up here.
NYC IS MY DREAM! I WANT TO MOVE THERE. SHOULD I?
It’s no cake walk to up and leave wherever you may be for New York. I highly recommend a vacation here first to get rid of the culture shock, and there will be culture shock for sure. It’s not always whats on TV but I can’t lie we can be mean and we can be rude but most times its because of how we were treated right before we start with the rude part. The saying “do on to others…” ringing a bell? If we get crap you get crap period. Once you’ve decided this is the place for you make sure you’ve got enough saved and can pay rent for at least 2-3 months it will take that long (shorter if you’re lucky) to find work and you MUST FIND WORK. The cost of living here is no joke. I am broke all of the time. I live paycheck to paycheck and it SUCKS. Also if you’re lucky you’ve got enough for a nice place but most likely there is a shoe box size studio in your feature or a 1-bedroom being shared with a roommate who watches to much porn and eats your cookies. There will be hard days a lot of them and you could turn into an ice king/queen but the amazing part of the city is the experience itself. Once you’ve made friends and have gotten on the train and explored other boroughs and spent time really embracing this place you’ll see why you can never ever go back.
I WILL TAKE THAT TRIP TO NEW YORK! WHAT SHOULD I DO WHILE THERE?
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