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About New York City, NY


About New York City - "The Big Apple"


New York City, also known as the Big Apple, is expensive to live in. Living with a roommate is common for most New Yorkers since the cost of living is so high. The apartments are also extremely small. A lot of people utilize storage units to hold some of their less pertinent belongs. Not only is the housing small and expensive, but everything else costs more as well, such as food, entertainment, and even the taxes. New York City has some of the highest taxes in the country.

But you can make a decent salary in NYC, and you can forgo the expense of a car. It's a very walkable city and there's taxis everywhere. The city also has a pretty good transit and subway system.

It rains a lot in NYC, and when it rains it pours as the saying goes. So keep an umbrella handy so you don't get drenched. Temperature-wise it doesn't get as cold or as hot as some cities. But as with the rain, you can get caught in snowstorms in the winter which can make it difficult to get around town.

Getting around town is easier if you understand the city grid. Avenues run north/south and streets run east/west. The order of the avenues is First, Second, Third, Lexington, Park, Madison, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, 10th, 11th, and West Side Highway. The even numbered streets run east and the odd numbered streets run west.

The city has five boroughs - Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Manhattan is best known for the cities attractions but each borough has its own identity and things to do.

There's numerous parks around town including the most famous of all - Central Park. Most of the city's parks offer free WiFi.

You'll also find various food stands around town selling pizza, dogs, fruits, and vegetables so it's easy to grab a bite on the go.

The city has a lot of history to take in given its age and significance. As such, there's a lot of museums and landmarks to explore. Some of the most popular are the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History, Times Square, and the Brooklyn Bridge.

And don't forget, this is the city that never sleeps. The city only gets quiet in the after hours, during a snowstorm.


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