Planning a move to NYC? One of the most exiting cities in the world! NYC offers everything you’d want at its best: Dining, education, shopping and culture. While you must be exited to start enjoying all the perks the city has to offer, you also want to make sure you plan ahead, especially if you are moving to one of the busiest and most expensive places to live in the world.
New York City is unlike any other city. As such, people who relocate from other areas find living in New York exciting and challenging at the same time. In fact, not everyone is suited for living in this area, so consider all relevant factors well before you decide to relocate here. You should know why exactly you want to live in New York. The life here is thrilling, adventurous and full of new opportunities.
The entire city consists of various neighborhoods including Harlem and Battery Park and different parts in New York have different traditions and mindsets. People from various ethnic backgrounds have relocated here and each neighborhood holds cultural values of the ethnicities living there.
1. Moving services and tips:
NYC is a big city; it’s a place with possibilities and opportunities. Moving here permanently however could be downright terrifying. For those who are moving from small quiet towns, the experience could be quite overwhelming, but once they get used to it, they’ll begin to see the beauty of the Big Apple. Following are some thing to consider before moving:
- One of the biggest challenges for moving to NYC is traffic and parking. Parking a large moving truck in a busy NYC street is something you need to plan for and most of the time you should have a parking permit in order to load and unload. Please visit here for more information.
- If you are a pet owner housing search will be very difficult, most people moving to NYC have to reconsider their options.
- Most movers use tractor trailer trucks to ship customers out of state, however when moving to NYC you have to use smaller trucks.
- The traffic and car situation is very complicated in New York. You have to be careful while travelling or just crossing the road.
- Finding an apartment is very difficult in New York. Make sure to get one and check it out physically before agreeing to it.
- There are all kinds of neighborhoods to consider when moving to New York. Depending on your lifestyle and preference, pay attention to the surroundings of your new house.
- Be careful to look for directions before you get on the train since there are no cell services underground.
- It might be a little tricky but winter is the best time to move to New York. Since most people avoid that time and apartment hunting gets easier (and cheaper).
2. Highways and public transport:
Since New York is a heavily populated city with a large number of buildings, traffic congestion is a serious issue. With very small and narrow streets, driving around definitely becomes a problem. However, since parking is a huge problem in NYC most people moving to NYC will not own a car.
The city has maintained a systematic public transportation system covering Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. New York’s underground transit system most commonly known as subway is the fastest way to travel in the city. Being able to afford a car with regular fuel is a luxury in New York. The city consists mainly of streets and you can even walk to major locations! Pedestrians have strong rights in New York. Walking also saves a lot of fair and gives a good work out opportunity. Also you can experience all the beauty (and abnormalities) of New York city’s while strolling down the streets.
Most people plan to move out of state and move to NYC during the summer months. If you are planning to move in the summer, please make sure you contact your mover and reserve the move in advance. The temperature in New York never goes to the extreme side and always remains moderate. The city experiences all four seasons and the weather remains pleasant throughout the year. If you are not looking for any extreme climate, you will love the weather! However it tends to get a little rainy every now and then so you’ll need to hang by your umbrella at all times. If you are planning to move to NYC in the winter time, watching the weather is recommended to stay away from snow days and heavy rains if possible. To check the weather when moving to NYC click HERE.
The public school system in New York City is handled by New York City Department of Education; one of the largest in the world. The city is also rich with valuable libraries, research centers and universities. Almost 600,000 students are enrolled in New York’s Schools for higher education. The city houses 120 higher education institutes that enable almost millions of students to get education. Private schools are also in abundance in New York.
Since New York is a city with diversities, it also has various different schools for children from different ethnicities and religions. Such as Islamic Madrassas, Judaism Schools, Roman Catholic Schools etc.
There are a lot of things you need to know when you are moving to New York City, New York City practices a strong mayor-council system. The elected mayor serves for four years and stands responsible for the administration of the city. The political geography of New York City consists of five boroughs; the government takes care of these boroughs and is subject to the following responsibilities:
- Culture & Recreation
- Public Safety
- Social Services
- Housing and Development
- Civic Services
The Government is also involved in various pre-dominant programs to make New York City a better place to live. The most recent featured Programs include:
- Free Tax filing
- NYC severe Weather
- NYC votes
- Opportunity Starts Now
- IDNYC card for all citizens
- Million TreesNYC
- Natural Areas Volunteers
- Accessible Dispatch Program
- “Made in NY” talks
- ACCESS NYC
6. Cities / metro areas:
When you are moving to NYC you should remember that New York City is one of the most populated cities in the United States. The city of New York is the centre of the New York Metropolitan area. Five boroughs combined together to form New York City. These boroughs are also separate counties of New York City. They are:
- The Bronx
- Staten Island
Manhattan is the most populous borough of New York City. It is also the place where central Park is located. The Bronx houses Yankees Stadium, whereas Brooklyn is tourist’s paradise because of its unique and impressive architectural heritage.
7. Cost of living:
One of the most expensive cities to live in, in the US, New York is surely costly. Everything is expensive here. It is a general notion that you need atleast a six figure salary to surivive in the city. Shopping, entertainment and food is the most expensive in New York. Tourists around the world come here to buy the most expensive and costly brands.
Since New York is a metropolitan city and maintaining a lifestyle is super expensive - there is fierce competition. If you want to land at least a medium paying job, you need to excel in your area and compete with the top talent. The most famous professions in New York include those in the sectors of information technology and healthcare.
If you're moving to NYC with kids that you plan on sending to public school, your real estate search will be more complicated. You can find more information here: Parent's Guide to Buying and Renting in NYC and sort out your school options before zeroing in on an apartment or a home.
New York is home to various top-notch universities including those listed in the Ivy League. It provides various sources of education and is believed to have the highest concentration of educated people of United States. The city also has a plethora of public and private schools. Following are some of the best schools of New York:
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- University of New York
- Fordham University
- Rockefeller University
Middle, Elementary and High Schools in NYC:
- Baccalaureate School For Global Education
- Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School
- New Explorations Into Science, tech And Math High School
- Columbia Secondary School
- The Young Scholars
- Queens Gateway To Health Sciences Secondary School
- Anderson School (The)
- Bronx Leader Ship Academy High School
- The Bronx High School of Science
- Brooklyn Latin School
- Stuyvesant High School
- Manhattan east school of arts and academics
- Special Music School
- Upper West Success Academy Charter School
- Village Elementary School
- Quogue Elementary School
- Harlem Success Academy Charter School 3
- Lakeville Elementary School
- Charles Campagne School
- Cobbles Elementary School
- Siwanoy School
- McVey Elementary School
- Berry Hill Elementary School
- North Side School
- Manor Oaks William Bowie School
- Queens College School For Math, Science & Technology
- Murray Avenue School
9. Media outlets:
Since life in the city is extremely busy, there are long working hours and constantly growing opportunities. But there is never enough time to experience what the city has to offer completely. Some of the most read newspapers in the city include The New York Times and The Big Apple. The New York Times is also the third most read newspaper in the US.
Some other NYC newspapers and magazines include:
- Catholic Worker(monthly)
- The Chief(public service weekly)
- City & State(public service bi-weekly)
- Columbia Daily Spectator(weekly)
- Crain's New York Business(weekly)
- El Diario La Prensa(Spanish-language daily)
- Duo Wei Times(Chinese-language)
- The Fordham Observer(bi-weekly)
- The Forum (Queens)(weekly)
- Gay City News(weekly)
- Gotham Gazette(daily)
- Haitian Times(weekly)
- The Independent(monthly)
- The Irish Echo(weekly)
- The Jewish Press(weekly)
- The Jewish Week(weekly)
- Khasokhas Weekly(weekly)
10. About Movers USA:
Depending on individual preferences, New York can prove to be the most exciting and fulfilling living experience. The city is an extremely active place to live in with a flavor of fun, energy and vitality oozing through the streets!
If you have made up your mind to move to the Big Apple, then you better plan your move too. It won’t be easy and it certainly won’t be a work of one, what you need is a group of efficient and professional movers. Movers USA is a moving company that has been helping people move all over U.S.A since the last 30 years. Their experience and skills enables them to help people move without any stress or hassle. They have vehicles, hands-on experience and all the tricks under their sleeves to make relocation trouble-free and effortless.
With main lines connecting the Capital Region to the “Big Apple”, Movers USA strives to provide you with excellent, fast, and efficient service on every move, when moving to NYC good planning is key. If you’re relocating to or from the Baltimore-Washington corridor to NYC our team of dedicated professionals – starting with your personal certified moving consultant – will ensure a stress-free operation for you, and a damage-free move for your possessions!