Newcomers, start here!

Hello, new readers!

Have you found our Facebook page yet? Get on that, connect with other newcomers, ask us anything! We get new likes every day. Who knows: You could find your NYC roommate!

• Sarah’s books are available—only a few bucks each!—on Amazon.

Welcome, new readers! We are growing daily and so happy to have you here.

This is NewNewYorkers, the definitive guide to moving to New York City as a young professional. We give a running start to the thousands of twentysomethings who move to the city each month, many of whom are unsure how this whole thing is gonna turn out. We’re here to tell you the truth about NYC: It’s not impenetrable, impossible, prohibitively expensive, or too much of a pipe dream to really do it.

That’s not to say life in NYC isn’t challenging, but if you hold tight to the gratitude and allure you feel in these first few months, it will stay with you for years. There’s too much to appreciate to be jaded. Look at where you are!

In these pages, you’ll find nearly everything you need to get started on your new life in NYC, including how to prepare before you even arrive. Via the search and categories at right, you can read about how to apartment hunt, how to navigate public transit, and how to spend wisely while you’re having funfunfun! Most of our readers spend a lot of time on this site, devouring the posts and bookmarking them for future reference. We hope you’ll do the same! Now, for the FAQ:

Sarah Protzman Howlett, founder of NewNewYorkers

I’m trying to get a job in NYC before I move. Why isn’t anyone hiring me?
Usually because of the sheer number of capable people already living here. It’s hard, but not impossible, to get the attention of a company from, say, Colorado, when there’s an equally qualified person, resume-wise, two subway stops away. Having said that, don’t give up contacting companies in the city, and remember that your network is always bigger than you think. Better yet, fly out for a week of informational interviews and networking events. If you take the leap and move without a job, consider temping — maybe working in the afternoons or evenings while you go on interviews in the mornings would work for you.

How much money should I save before I move?
As you can imagine, there’s no definitive number — but I usually ballpark it at around $3,000. If you have a roommate or two or three, there’s no reason this amount shouldn’t last you at least a couple months, food and PBR included. Even if the New York dream is just a glimmer in your eye at this point, start socking away $20 a week; it’ll buy you precious flexibility and peaceful sleep once you’re here.

Can I afford to live alone? Roommates are soooooo freshman year. 
Not if rent would have you treading at or near the 45%-of-your-income mark. A cool life is way more satisfying than a cool apartment, I promise. Part of the New York adventure is meeting new folks. Move in with someone you don’t know — tiny apartments and bff’s don’t mix — via rooms/shares on Craigslist. Open houses will make your head spin, but you’ll find something right for you. Not to mention they’ll give you great stories to tell.

I have expensive taste and a huge sense of entitlement. Will I survive in this booming metropolis of temptation?
No. NO.

What’s it like to date in Manhattan?
Educational. Bottom line is, you’ll have good dates and bad, but there are great people out there, and it’s important to meet a wide swath of people. You’ll see new places and experience haunts you never would’ve found on your own. And remember, almost everything is funny in hindsight.

Should I send you my own experiences, thoughts or tips?
Yes! Join the discussion and talk to other relative newcomers on Facebook, and email the founder, Sarah, at


78 Responses to “Newcomers, start here!”

  1. J-Co 06/24 at 10:24 am #

    Generous site & info

  2. Meg 08/11 at 1:08 pm #

    Hey Sarah!
    I know that I’m very young (turning 16 in October), but I love te city and I know that I want to live there! What would you suggest to someone who wants to go to college in the city for a photography degree?
    Love from Chicago,

    • New New Yorkers 08/30 at 12:38 am #

      Just emailed you, Meg!

    • Steph 05/08 at 2:54 pm #

      I so wanna do this too! I’ll be 18 next year and wanna do photography as well 😀
      I’m planning on moving in mid 2014

    • Buhri Adam 11/26 at 5:02 am #

      It’s nice too meet you

  3. Ashley 09/27 at 7:51 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to move to NYC since I was about 17 years old. Now, 26 I think I’m ready to jump in head first. I think your site will help =) thanks!

    • Angela 09/03 at 7:01 pm #

      Crazy, I know but I’m 28 and have wanted to move to NY for about 5 years now. I’m terrified but really am considering ACTUALLY moving. Nervous!

      • tapico 11/12 at 7:21 am #

        do it! I did at 27.

  4. Richard 09/27 at 10:37 pm #

    How do you deal with all the people telling you moving to NYC is too hard?

    • tapico 11/12 at 7:20 am #

      I ignored them. I have a vision impairment although im not legally blind several people tried to change my mind due to that

  5. Lizzie 10/19 at 11:37 pm #

    Hey! I’m almost 18 (I will be in December) I’m seriously considering moving to NYC shortly after I graduate highschool (which will also be in December) and I was just wondering if you had any advice more in depth then whats on here. My dream is to open a wedding boutique. I have relatives I can stay with for a little while, but my parents are still incredibly terrified about this idea. it’s been something I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little girl. I can’t figure out exactly how to do it or if it’s even a logical idea.

  6. Carrie 10/27 at 3:49 pm #

    Dear Sarah,
    Thank you for creating this website, it’s definitely a great source. I moved to NYC in May 2012 without a job. It was a painful 3 months but I finally landed one at the end of July. I like my job (for the most part) and my life is relatively stable but the thing is that I find myself feeling very lonely and isolated these days. I can’t blame it on anyone but myself for I’m pretty shy about meeting people and have a lot of trouble opening up. The girls at work are great but I feel a bit of a disconnect sometimes, especially being new not only to the work environment but also to the city. (I’m originally from the west coast.) Plus, my job has become increasingly more stressful which has limited my time on weekdays. I have a few friends who I know in the city but it definitely not the same. In simple terms. I’m feeling…lost. Maybe a little depressed too.

    • Damien 12/18 at 9:50 pm #

      Hey keep a positive mind set I know it’s difficult and yes the busy cold city and sometimes close in on you. But there are avenues for meeting people who are sharing the same feelings you have. Meet ups I think would be a really great start, at first they are hard but if you do enough you get the hang of it. You will be ok you made the move so that shows you have some real fortitude already. Sending you alms good vibes from the Bronx!!!

    • Sara from Serbia 12/22 at 12:21 am #

      Hi Sarah
      Here is another Sara. I moved to New York two weeks ago and I find a job as a waitress for a start and I quit because I was insulted by a bartender and I just simply quit.
      So here I am, without money and job but at least I have my own room
      And I’m so damn scared

      • Nikki 12/25 at 8:33 pm #

        Hi Sara!!

        Welcome to NYC. I recently moved here in September and I am still adjusting. I hate that you had to quit your job… Have you found something else? I am in Brooklyn now although I am going to be moving very soon. If I here of any jobs I will keep you in mind. What is your professional background?

        So how is it going so far? Are you liking it here?

  7. Larissa 11/01 at 5:00 pm #

    Hey Sarah, thank you so much for creating your site. I am 23 and lately all I can think about is moving to New York! I am about to finish up college in the next year or so and immediately want to move to NY after graduation. The thing is no one in my family knows of my passion for moving to NY, only a few close friends. Any advice on how to break it to them? I know they will think I’m crazy, but I have always felt that I will never be happy until I’m over there. Thanks for listening ❤

  8. Samantha 01/11 at 7:50 pm #

    Hey, I’m 16 but I love New York, & it’s my dream to live in Manhattan & work for Cosmopolitan Magazine. Any advice?

  9. Brandon 03/08 at 4:27 pm #

    Hey guys, hoping to get some responses from some Manhattanites. Im moving to nyc very soon. My office is in west midtown, and i dont want to have a ridiculous commute, like 45 min +. I fact i want to keep it under 30 minutes. Now with my salary living in that area is going to be pushing 40 % of my monthly income…

    However, and heres the kicker…

    Im only here temporary for an initial training period with my team, so ill only be living in nyc for 3 maybe four months. I have about 15,000 saved up. Thats practically my life savings though, and i have no debts. Do you guys think i can make that last on top of earning around 2700 net per month to get a place around $1000 per month in or near midtown manhattan/ hells kitchen?

    Thanks y’all

    – Brandon

    • tapico 11/12 at 7:22 am #

      id try craigslist

  10. girlwrestler 06/13 at 1:12 pm #

    I just got here. A good way to find a place to stay in a pinch is to hit up international student housing. You don’t have to be a student and most ppl here are under 25 and working. I was able to get a spot same day no reservation for $450 a month in Fort Green. Really nice area.

  11. Hunter Smothers 06/21 at 10:04 pm #

    Hey this was really helpful I plan on moving to New York when I finish high school and getting a masters in fine arts in the city. I was freaking out about only having $16,000 which is what I’ll be able to save up in the time I have before I’m eighteen. Everyone in my family is saying I’m not going to move there but I have my mind set on it!!

  12. Tapico 07/10 at 7:59 pm #

    Been wanting to move here since I was 9. Guess what im doing in 13 days? 🙂

    YEEEEP. (Im 27)

    • Angela 09/03 at 7:05 pm #

      You just gave me so much hope! I, too, have wanted to move to NY for a long time. What job did you find? Where are you moving to? Details would help a sister out!

      • Tapico 09/03 at 7:13 pm #

        so iv been here since July 25. i live in Brooklyn (East New York, DO NOT MOVE HERE lol). i had a job with the government so i just used USAJOBS.GOV to apply for another one here…took me 3+ years to find one too lol. i will admit though coming from the South to here was a change..iv contemplated going home at least once a day. It doesn’t help that i have NO family or friends here…but everyday when i go to sleep im glad im here 🙂

      • Nikki 11/11 at 9:33 pm #

        Hi Angela,

        Did you ever move to NYC?

    • Ciera 11/10 at 3:32 pm #

      I seen in your last comment you said “DO NOT MOVE HERE” (Brooklyn, EAST NY) Can you please say why not? I was looking into moving to Brooklyn.

      • Tapico 11/10 at 5:08 pm #

        Well…. Its crowded, dirty, and the list goes on. It is CHEAP though so theres that. I actually like Brooklyn just not this particular area of brooklyn. Like i said i have a somewhat low level job so im not bringing in $70-80k a year so affording something nicer is out of the question. If you are like me and the idea of roommates is not appealing then this area works because although it has its problems its CHEAP. If you find something under a $1k ANYWHERE i suggest you visit the apartment as close to dusk/dark as possible. I regret that i didnt do that. You can tweet me and i can give you ALL the details you want 🙂

    • Nikki 11/11 at 9:34 pm #

      Hi Tapico,

      Are you still in NYC. I am new to the city and from the south also.

      • tapico 11/12 at 7:10 am #

        yep yep! where from? Im from Alabama 🙂

      • Nikki 11/12 at 9:11 am #

        I am from Atlanta. I currently live in Bedstuy.

  13. Rose 10/29 at 3:58 pm #

    I don’t think you even understand how glad I am that I found this blog! So many people telling me on yahoo answers, don’t even think of moving to NYC without $100K salary per year, and it really got me down since I really want to! Thank you, live savers 😉

    • Nikki 11/11 at 9:31 pm #

      Hi Rose,

      I moved to NY this past September with less than 4000 and no job. Yes everyone thought I was insane and maybe I am. But it can be done. A little more history. I don’t have family here. I only know one person in the entire city. I didn’t have a job when I arrived and I am well over 20 something. I am only telling you this to serve as encouragement. Do as much as you can before you get here to make your transition smooth but don’t let anything hold you back if this is what you truly want.

      • Charmaine Gary 10/02 at 11:49 am #

        Hi Nikki,

        Your post is extremely encouraging. I am 43, and have wanted to move to NYC for the last 10 years. I have been uncertain how t make it happen with no job lined up. I think the biggest thing would be finding a place to live first, so I have a place to lay my head and then I can get out everyday and hussle for a job. Who will let someone move in without a job though. Any advice on that?

      • Nikki 10/02 at 12:51 pm #


        I am so happy you found my post encouraging! Honestly I am 38 years old….not sure if I mentioned that in my post but one of the things I have found challenging is not having my own space. But don’t worry in NYC it’s not uncommon for people of all ages to rent rooms. Now on to your question.. Info have a solution for you. I don’t know if you have ever heard of Airbnb but they allow people to rent rooms/entire homes for travel. They implemented a sublet option and that is what I used to rent my room when I moved to NYC. I chose it because you can see the host, the apartment, and real reviews from people that have stayed in there homes before. I did a six month sublet. So all you have to do is create a profile and put your card on file and that’s what they use to charge you. They don’t care if you don’t have a job. I had the best experience staying in NYC my first 6months using Airbnb. My host was great and he had awesome reviews. I just felt it was safer and not as risky because looking for an apartment in NYC can be hell. Even if you just want to rent a room. Also my payments were secure and hassle free. I have met more folks who did the same thing. Also if it works out you could stay after you complete the Airbnb stay and just switch over to paying the host yourself. I will say that it can be a little more pricey going this route but I think it’s worth it especially if you don’t know anyone here. You know you that everything is legitimate. I would not suggest you do a 6 month Airbnb… Maybe reserve your stay for 3 or 4 months.. Let me know if you have anymore questions. I would like to help as many people as possible who want to take the leap. One day I might do a Facebook live and answer questions about moving to NYC. Send me your email and I will let you know if/when I do it. Hope to see you soon in the big apple! (Sorry for the typos)
        Take Care-
        Nikki H.

    • tapico 11/12 at 7:12 am #

      blah. screw them lol I don’t make near 100k. I moved here with a job, 4k in savings, and a paycheck that was on the way. And I still live here. Now I don’t live in Downtown Brooklyn of the Upper East side mind you but I have a roof and a lease with my name on it.

      I read somewhere recently that only about 19% of new Yorkers actually live alone (not sure if that was ALL of NYC or just Manhattan though).

  14. Ciera 11/10 at 3:29 pm #

    I’m planning on moving to NY for Grad school in August. I’m nervous but oh so ready! My troubles are where should I live with it not being so expensive!

  15. ashlieghnicole 11/30 at 6:22 pm #

    I’m so glad I found this amazing blog! I am seriously considering moving to New York within the next year or so and will definitely be doing as much research as possible before I make my final decision. I love the city and hope that I can make this happen. 🙂

  16. Naomi Proudman 01/26 at 9:33 am #

    I AM going to move to New York, it’s just a matter of how. I’m from the UK and a law student so I know how it feels to be poor, but I don’t even know how to start!
    How do I find a job to move to? How do I get a place to stay without a job? How do I persuade my mum (and myself!) that it’s a really good idea and that it’s totally worth it?
    I haven’t even been to America, but I have to get away from the UK and I always wanted New York, ever since I watched Coyote Ugly. Big dreams and a small budget is a hard way to get your butt to NY. Help?

  17. Tyler 02/11 at 9:54 am #

    This is great advice. I moved to NYC from Minneapolis, MN four months ago without visiting prior, with no job, no friends, and about $9,000 saved which I expected would buy me about 6 months. I ended up using my network from MN to get my foot in the door at a nice company here in midtown and used craigslist to hop from sublease to sublease. I’m still not settled in with a place I can call home yet but I’m loving the city and created the free site below to make it easier for others to find roommates. I definitely recommend finding a roomie before searching for a place to avoid the craigslist hassle if you can. You can find a legit spot that is more to your liking avoid the risk of getting taken advantage of. I lost almost $3,000 after getting screwed by a broker and again by the lease holder at one of the sublets I used. Moving to NYC is not out of reach and you will learn so much here in a short period of time. If anyone has any questions feel free to reach out to me at I also have my own profile on the site because I am looking for a new roomie @ Good luck and again don’t be afraid to reach out with questions!!!


  18. Chasity 06/18 at 10:45 am #

    I have recently moved to White Plains, NY. I will be working in Manhattan at an autism school. I am contacting you because I am completely lost. I am move six hours away from by myself and I just would like someone to talk to who is going through the same thing. I am a really nice sweet person, who likes to go out and have fun. I have lived in Virginia all my life and this is a huge change for me. Can you help me connect with some people and begin a social life in New York.

    • you need to join asap. It isnt a dating site (alhtough they have speed dating meet up groups) but It has helped me get out and meet people. I am an introvert by nature and nurture so I use this site when I feel like im going stir crazy. They have an app.

      its perfect for those who maybe arent widly outgoing or those who dont just waltz into bars and start talking to everyone.

      • Chasity 06/18 at 1:47 pm #

        Oh thanks that is an awesome idea. So, you are match up. Any good group suggestions?

      • tapico 11/12 at 7:14 am #

        Nah. I went to some meet ups the first few months or so then it just tapered off. I am considering giving it a go once again.

  19. Daishia-Nai Valentine 06/30 at 2:31 pm #

    Hi, Sarah.. I’m 17 years old now. Going into senior year. I’m on my 4th job current working at a grocery store. I’m really doing a lot of research about moving to New York not New York City specifically but maybe a city about 30 minutes away. I’m really ambitious and it’s just me alone who wants to move. And I need real advise. I’ll appreciate if you’ll email me back. Talk to you soon

  20. Gunther 07/05 at 3:53 am #

    What kind of traffic does this site get?

  21. Mary-Claire 07/11 at 10:04 pm #

    Hi. I am graduating with a bachelors in May 2015. My bf and I are planning on moving to the city (he with a masters degrees also in may) we are concerned about just having enough for first months rent and being able to find a place if we can only afford to visit once for a weekend! Also I am worried about finding a job as we are planning to move straight from graduating and jumping in – it’s the only place I wanna move to and I’m determined to make it work. Any advice ?

  22. alyssa 07/15 at 7:55 pm #

    I’m 17, finishing my senior year of high school, I live in Florida. I’ve been wanting to move to New York all my life but I’m getting more serious about it now. I have about 1.5k saved, I’m getting a job to save up some more money. Alot of people can be discouraging about this, but these articles made me feel better that it is possible. I’ve never wanted something as much as I want to move to New York. I just don’t want to get in over my head. I’d really appreciate some tips/advice, from anyone!

  23. Sydney 07/23 at 8:34 pm #

    Hey Sarah, I’m entering my senior year of high school and moving to New York after I graduate to attend NYU. I love the city and manhattan in specific, I just got home from visiting. Any advice for finding a reasonable priced apt in a great area? Or any advice in general?! Thanks so much! Sydney

  24. Tina Stone 10/17 at 8:08 pm #

    I’m 22 and graduating college in May and very seriously considering moving to NYC for a master’s program. My current boyfriend of three years isn’t sold on the idea due to high costs of living, fear of not finding a job, and things of that sort. I know it’ll be expensive, but I feel like I would love it. Is it an unreasonable expectation to think I could make it while also going to grad school?

  25. Sarah-Lee 11/06 at 12:16 pm #

    I am 27 and want to move to New York in the next 3 months. Im scared, nervous….help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. sammie 11/26 at 12:13 am #

    I have family in ny n i always wanted 2 go there i.don’t have a job n Im looking i was wondering if i should go 2 my cousin wen she go back idk wt 2 do

  27. Ashley Nicole 11/30 at 8:13 pm #

    How much, (a rough estimate) would you say your electric bill is in the winter, and in the summer, for a NYC apartment? I am 23 looking to move from Florida when my lease in up in April. PS love your site and adding it to my bookmarks for a reference. I’ll check back here for a reply!

    • New New Yorkers 11/30 at 8:17 pm #

      I paid about $40 for a month split among three of us for an apartment that was about 400 square feet. Hope that helps! When you have roomies it’s always a bargain!

  28. Lanoir Rollins 12/14 at 4:39 am #

    I’m a freelance model and I wana move to Nyc what are the chances of me making it there into a modeling agency?
    I hope that being in an agency will save me lol
    Also I’m 21 I live in Seattle

  29. Timothy Martin-Toussaint 02/17 at 10:29 am #

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  31. Zoe 06/19 at 9:52 am #

    Hey, I am 20 years old and I have lived in utah my entire life. Me and my best friend are looking to get out of here and move to NYC this coming January.. we have researched and found that the Bronx is probably the cheapest standard of living. Is this true? Also, how realistic is it to think we will drive everywhere in the city? Is it easier on foot or on the public transit? I would appreciate any tips you have!

    • tapico 11/12 at 7:17 am #

      Fact: the Bronx is currently the cheapest place.
      Fact: the Bronx is probably not the safest place
      Fact: from fact 1 and 2 it is safe to say that the cheapest places in the Bronx (like other places) may not be the safest.

      SUPER fact: Drive here and maybe sell your car. A monthly metro pass (30 days) is only $116.50. Tolls, parking, etc will eat your money. A bus and subway map can literally get you everywhere in and usually out of the city.

  32. Ashley 08/10 at 9:05 pm #

    Hi, I’m 23 years old and I’m planning on moving to Brooklyn in late April of 2016. Any tips on where to get started in terms of packing , and getting to NYC and finding a job? I know this sounds crazy but I am moving form Honolulu Hawaii just my cat and I. I already have a living situation figured out as my friends have an apartment and I will be sharing a room with a childhood friend. She grooms dogs and I’m hopping to walk dogs while applying for hotels and Airlines. It’s a little nerve recking but exciting at the same time. But any Tips would be great!! Thanks 🙂

  33. Logan Schwartfeger 11/12 at 1:09 am #

    My name is Logan, I’m quite young (turning 14 in a month) and I have always wanted to move to NYC, I want to do photography and I am a keen musician, what do you recommend I do? I live in New Zealand by the way so I have some big savings to do.

  34. Nathan 01/10 at 9:02 pm #

    Hi, I’m 21 moving to NY to live with two other guys the same age. We basically have had enough of what Northern Ireland has to offer and are starting our journey in NY. We’re planning on living there for three months with the hope of finding work and a place to rent.. It’s just under two months until it’s time to go and I’m just looking a few questions answered of someone who’s there living and will understand our position.
    Q1. Will it take long to find employment and is it hard to do so?
    Q2. How much savings do you recommend
    Q3. Do you think it’s a good Idea?
    Thanks Nathan

  35. Zoe 02/03 at 10:53 pm #

    I know that I am young I’m about to turn 15 but I definitely know that I want to live in New York me and my best friend both I want to be a cognitive behavioral therapist so what would be your advice for moving there and going to college

  36. Glen Hart 03/16 at 2:51 pm #

    This is a great blog, I’m currently looking for no fee apartments nyc and I’m looking forward on all the advices that I can find on your blog, great work!

  37. Davit Çuedari 03/31 at 6:53 am #

    Dear Sara,
    I am moving to New York City (actually Staten Island) to my Fiance, we plan to start life together this June 16′. I am a little confusing about finding a job and that is all I am thinking about those days. I don’t know what life will bring there but here in Europe I have a good job and a good office and I want to know if a reference job description will help me to have a good job position there. I turn 27 this August and I am not that young to start everything from the button so please suggest me everything that might be helpful for me.
    Is there any site to apply online for a job
    How hard is to find a job without any known suggestions
    How much money needs a adult for a month with normal living
    do you think I need a car and how much it might cost

    a lot of questions for you and for me are much more in my mind….
    I really Thank you for this site it makes me feel more secure and it looks very helpful

    Thank You Sara
    Best Regards

    • Neha 01/21 at 12:20 pm #

      Hey Davit,
      Hope you successfully moved to NYC! Maybe you should meet other couples in NYC with your fiance, they might help you out. You can use apps like Milofy app to find couple-friends. Networking always helps in NYC. Good luck!

  38. Mic 05/27 at 6:07 pm #

    Planning on moving to NY next year with a family of four. Do you have any recommendations on which neighborhoods are family friendly?

  39. Damion L. Boyd 06/14 at 3:59 pm #

    Hey, I’m Damion. I live in Ohio. I’ve been. Wanting to go to school and make a living in New York since forever. I’m 20 years old. I think something big is out there for me and its in new York. I’m unsure how to make things a reality. How do I get a good job and go to school in new York. It seems difficult to find a roomate and manage it all. Please help.

  40. Damion L. Boyd 06/14 at 4:01 pm #

    I want to go to school to become an accountant. Maybe a Marriage and family therapist later. But Idk where to start. I just know I want to start in new york. I’m unsure about what’s a good low priced school to attend. And where to live as I attend it.

  41. DeNae 06/29 at 12:05 pm #

    Hi! I’m 17 and I’m moving to Manhattan in 2 months! I have a YouTube channel showing my journey. I’m from a very small town in Tennessee and I’ve never traveled but I’m so excited to move to the city because it’s always been my dream. You should check out my videos!

  42. Morgan 07/11 at 4:17 pm #

    Hi! My names Morgan! I’m moving to New York in September from Oregon. I have a job and housing lined up. Now I’m just wondering what I need for the winter months on the east coast. Pretty much anything I could possibly need once I get there.

  43. Mara Hunt 09/30 at 5:52 am #

    I am 19 and have been saving to move to New York by February 2017. I will be moving from Houston, Texas. I will be moving knowing no one in the Big City. I will be starting from scratch and looking for a job and a social life. My issue is i’m moving to New York City to pursue Broadway and Musical Performance while only going to Community College. I don’t know what kind of job I should get or how to get my foot in the door with Musicals, Classes, and Castings… I have no concern with getting there. My concern is finding friends, a productive job, and a start to pursing my dream.

  44. Gino 01/11 at 5:04 am #

    I’m 24 and live in England, I work with children is there something for me in New York? After travelling America and visiting New York I fell in love with it almost immediately. But in terms of looking for places to stay in have no idea, but I am really contemplating starting a life in New York

  45. Gino 03/21 at 4:26 am #

    I work with children and plan on taking a teachers assistant course. Will this make me employable in new York? And is it a good career to have over there?

  46. Danielle 06/21 at 5:22 pm #

    I’m 25 and I’ve always been fascinated with New York. I’ve never been there but I have friends who live there and they always seem to be out having fun. I also enjoy going to concerts and I know I shouldn’t base my life on that but concerts for me are amazing. I usually have to travel out of state and pay an outrageous amount of money for airfare but In New York EVERYONE goes there. I feel like i’d be saving money in the long run. There’s also so many more jobs available in New York. I’m defiantly considering it. But i’d have to have a room mate haha.

  47. Kayla Hernandez 10/28 at 6:44 pm #

    I am currently 16 years old and I have been wanting to go to New York for years and I sit want to. As time goes by I just study New York little by little and it makes the erge to go even bigger. I’m not trying to make anything out of myself, Maybe a waitress, or a Highschool teacher, or a lawyer. But at first I just want to start off with a job and a studio apartment. I’m planning to bring 10,000 dollars on me, just to be safe and I’ve been saving up since I was so young. I really want to go to New York but I feel the apartments would be too expensive as time goes when I get there ..

  48. jbell19 01/03 at 10:57 pm #

    Hey I just moved to the city for college and have been here for almost 6 months in an apartment with 2 roomates in brooklyn and to be honest im sitting here at my parents house in Boston after spending the holidays with them still slightly terrified at the thought of having to return to the craziness of New York. Its been a crazy journey for me, the first 3 months were insane, so hard and its slowly gotten better. Im at a commuters college so its not like im in a dorm, im 22 and I guess im just curious if anyone else has felt unexpectedly terrified living here and if it gets any better?! Lol thanks

  49. Courtney Glausi 01/15 at 10:00 am #

    I’m moving to New York in one month and I’m pretty nervous. I can’t wait to check out your site more! 🙂

    • Nikki Hardy 01/15 at 10:46 am #

      Hi Courtney-

      Welcome!! I’m still a “new” New Yorker,lol. If you have questions or just want to chat let me know.

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