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Old 07-01-18, 08:58 PM
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Okay New Yorkers, I need your feedback

I've always wanted to move out of Florida after being here for 5 years (been here for 17ish years so far). New York has been top 3 amongst Oregon and California (Minnesota as a strong 4th). I want to know how hard or East or whatever, is it possible to move there and get a job quick and get on your feet within say 6 months or so? Do-able? I know the bike scene is massively thriving like it has been since forever and south Florida's "bike scene", although I do support it, is micro in comparison to mentioned States.
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Old 07-01-18, 09:19 PM
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It depends on the kind of work you're interested in or qualified. If you're in finance, I imagine there are lots of jobs. Construction seems very good. What do you do currently?

I grew up in Manhattan from 1961, and I moved out in 1987 to NJ. Moved back to Manhattan in 2013.
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Really depends on what kind of work you're looking for and what experience you have. If you don't mind a long commute and working a lower wage job then there are always opportunities out there. I've had friends come visit and hook up a job within a week. Not a great job mind you, but it will tide you over until you find something better. If you have a little saved and are giving yourself 6 months I think it's doable,
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Obviously depends on the kind of work you do and how much time before you need to start making money. As a transplant here I'd say the biggest challenge, especially if you plan on living IN the city (Manhattan/Brooklyn/Queens) is finding a good apartment without getting ripped off.

On the plus side, if you leave Florida for NYC you won't have to worry about sand spurs in your tires anymore.
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Don't forget the Bronx and Staten Island. The commute can be longer, but rents are lower. I used to do a reverse commute from home in lower Manhattan to work in the Bronx. I did it on bicycle sometimes. It took an hour and five minutes whether I took the subway or the bike.
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Don't forget the Bronx and Staten Island. The commute can be longer, but rents are lower. I used to do a reverse commute from home in lower Manhattan to work in the Bronx. I did it on bicycle sometimes. It took an hour and five minutes whether I took the subway or the bike.
Of course. I honestly don't know much about Bx or SI. I was more speaking to the difficulties of finding fair housing, which I guess is probably an issue everywhere but I know at least in Brooklyn it's a disaster.
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Seems obvious but before you move start looking around for apartment rentals or roommate situations or whatever to get a feel for the market. New York has a notoriously tight housing market and is rife with extra fees and impediments (if you are looking to rent something and be the primary person on the lease). Brokers fees, deposits, co signers etc... Once you get your first place and make some connections and get a feel for things, it gets easier but finding that first place is a monumental hassle. If you know someone you can crash with or has a sublet or something else like that it makes a big difference. Probably only San Francisco is comparable or worse.
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