- I have personally been too busy to have time for another job . " Fortunately ," I worked every day , so for another job and I did not need . Anyway , I was in contact with people who have found other work , and with people who are from other cities came to NYC . In NYC there is a possibility of finding another job , at least according to the experiences of other students , but can be quite annoying , as they have people Accident . If you thought that all that you are smiling and being kind , you are wrong , because in NYC this is a rarity . In a city that does not sleep , the city in which everyone wants to come , logically at least Americans , and is very often the case that you have a communication problem . It is not unusual that you people in the street say, " This is New York , son , everything else is America ."
- I've already mentioned how people are , and this is definitely the thing you have to get used to if you want to live and work in NYC . Since my students we can not afford to live in Manhattan , at least not most of us, we have to find rooms / apartments at remote places of Brooklyn and Queens Bronx while I would not recommend the apartment . Depending on where you find the apartment / room you should know that you will probably live in an area where more speak Spanish, Russian or Polish , but English , which automatically means that the manner of these people different , which in the end gives a different picture of where and who live in the region. I believe that most of you heard about America that is all nice and clean , cultural and tight , and those who were elsewhere in the United States should be willing to totally different picture .
- What I would rather have added info about finding a room / apartment. For those who do not already know , it is extremely difficult to find a room / apartment in NYC , especially for those who came to the " self - placemant " option . In fact , in NYC this is the greatest stress , even for those who have been living there . In a few sentences I will say the most important thing , but who wants can personally ask me if something interests :
- If you need to find your own apartment , you should know that the room must have a minimum of $ 500 a month ( in the ideal case ) , depending on where you want to live , or where you need to live , because of the nature of work that you will do . If that is not a variant with someone you already know , you have to know that 99 % of people out there looking for " security deposit " one month in advance and if you are taking apartment , some seeking and " broker fee " , so calculate yourself how much you initially be $ .
- If you are coming with someone and want to rent an apartment , for this you have to pay around $ 1,100 / $ 1,200 per month on up , for studio or one bedroom apartment . For larger apartments ( two bedroom ) Prices range from $ 1,800 on up and so on .
- The most painless way of finding housing that already have someone in NYC . It's really the least painful , because in our circles in NYC can be found room / apartment in the framework of the price , but perhaps to go and cheaper if a friendly (which is rare )
- If you are looking for an apartment over the Internet , it would be best to seek the parameters "no broker fee " and hope that the landlord will not seek security deposit . As for the room , the easier the situation as if the person that you be issued a room , probably to seek " just " security deposit , which is again less painful option.
- As far as location is concerned, I can not single out some locations where along the thorough search can find fine room or apartment , and they are:
BROOKLYN : Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Ridgewood, Bedford, Bushwick (southern part)
QUEENS : Long Island City, Astoria, Sunny Side, Elmhurst, Rego Park.
If you're lucky, or can afford, personally would recommend Brooklyn Heights, Crown Heights, DUMBO. These are all areas in Brooklyn that are very nice but a bit expensive for life.
Of course, as to the choice of location, it's an individual thing, but this is the advice based on personal experience, but I can say that because of the nature of work was highly mobile and I was able to get through all these locations up and down many times in 5 months in NYC.
- As for the climate years, I can say that to me personally was hard to get used to the extreme humidity in NY. Fortunately, when I was (2013), these days it was a little unusual, but I was lucky with that. Otherwise, in the days of increased air humidity in NY is the simplest terms, not breathing, so that when working hard, and usually is the case with all season, must be ready to lose weight. In those days, the water must be with you every moment.
- Overall, my W & amp; T experience in NYC is anything but usual. Extremely fast pace of life, getting up every day at 5AM that I arrived at the train in the subway-in, working all day and coming home in the evening was my everyday life. In NY is all very far away so that travel from point A to point B is a daily menu to take away a couple of hours. In such circumstances, you need to think quickly and not spend too much time on the things you're used to spend, for example. drinking coffee in the morning;). Life in NYC I was taught a lot of things, because the business environment is extremely harsh. There are all working 10 to 12 hours a day and it is quite normal. The nature of my job was such that we work every day was not just guaranteed, but more if necessary, and it taught me to fight for every working hour, because he lives in NYC very expensive, so if you're not working today in the loss you have a minimum of $ 50 and often, and more. And that's one of the characteristics of this city, what in almost the whole of the United States costs $ 1 in NYC cost $ 02.05 roughly. It is true that a lot of earning but also costs much higher.
- Finally, I returned satisfied. I fulfilled the purpose for which I went to, and if I get an opportunity I will probably go again.
I hope I'm not missing something!