Anyone who has been to New York ends up raving about its energy, the people, arts, food and culture. By day, the city buzzes and as the sun dips below the Hudson and its famous skyscrapers light up the night, NYC becomes one big stage and the party begins all over again. So what’s it like living in the city? It’s definitely one place where you’ll never get bored. Here are just five reasons why we think NYC is still the best place to live:
1) Nightlife – New York is known around the world as the city that never sleeps. The ‘in’ place to visit for clubs and bars is the Meatpacking District of the city on the west side of Manhattan or visit the Lower East Side. You’ll find bars like Balthazar, Bar Veloce and Schiller’s Liquor Bar there, which are great for meeting people or, if you’re a bit shy, great for people watching! It’s not all just about nightclubs and bars though. There are plenty of other things that you can do in your spare evenings. Catch a Broadway show in the Theater District or marvel at the stunning sights and sounds of Times Square.
2) Jobs – New York is a great place to work – especially if you’re looking to launch your career. When you think of New York you might think Wall Street, Broadway or the fashion market. There’s a reason for that. If you want to be a big shot in the financial markets, modelling, fashion, advertising or marketing then New York is your best bet. The highest paying financial jobs are in banking, stock trading and analysis but where big business is involved there are also large opportunities for lawyers and accountants and a host of associated positions. If you’re looking to relocate to the city for work ForRent list apartments for rent in NYC.
3) Getting around – Unlike some cities you can go anywhere and everywhere you want at any time during the day or night. The MetroCard means that access to transport is inexpensive, convenient and efficient. The card is not only beneficial for people who live in the city but for visitors as well. You can get around the city using the famous yellow cabs, subway system, city buses and the Staten Island ferries. This is one of the best perks to living here, especially if you’ve previously been stuck in a rural area where transport is poor.
4) Park life – Fans of getting outdoors will love all 1700 parks and playgrounds on offer across the five districts. The world famous Central Park is approximately 842 acres in size located in middle–upper Manhattan. There are plenty of different areas to explore in the park including the carousel, the reservoir, the Imagine Mosaic, the zoo and Belvedere Castle. You can also take one of the famous horse and carriage rides.
5) Café Culture – New Yorkers love their coffee so you won’t find many streets that aren’t filled with coffee houses. Once a year the city hosts a coffee festival to showcase the growing speciality coffee scene. Relax, kick back and enjoy with your friends the chilled atmosphere of one of the many hundred coffee shops across the city.