Originally Posted by KPO89
Make a mental note that I ran into this and there was a major problem. I have a base of $35000 with a commission structure on top. I needed guarantors for my apartment in QUEENS. NY state law requires the guarantors to be located in the state of NY. If you don't have any family from here then you are kinda screwed on this one. I got a job here before I moved here. Can't imagine going about it the way you are. May I suggest looking into Sunnyside, Queens. I have been living here 3 months and it is wonderful. I am one block from the 7 train which gets me to grand central in 15 min. Rent is in the $1000-1500 for a 1 bedroom. From someone who hasn't lived here long this isn't worth much but I feel as if Sunnyside has retained the classic melting pot feel that is now commercialized within Manhattan.
This is great advice, and something I probably wouldn't have found out until I got there. I will research Sunnyside.
Originally Posted by bwonger06
Don't let others try to discourage you. Just two anecdotes (both guys from state schools in AZ both within past year)... A buddy of mine graduated without a job. He went and travelled Europe for about a month or two before moving to New York with no job. He busted his ass off, took an unpaid internship and was able to land an analyst position at Barclays within 3 months. Another friend graduated a semester early, interned for free at a local bank. He made a trip to NYC after calling several MD's and he used his foreign background and soccer passion to connect with MD's at a Latin America Emerging Markets group at a top bank. There are so many people landing spots at big banks, just make sure you know your stuff when it comes to interviews because one little fuck up will throw you out of the candidacy pool. Have a good story and enjoy your time there because you will want to kill yourself after you start working (assuming you get one of the 65+ hour jobs).
This is inspiring, and I thank you for posting it; I'm very interested to know how much your buddy spent traveling through Europe? As odd as it may sound, I'm not worried about whether or not I will get a position once I move there.
Originally Posted by haganah
Btw, here's something funny for you, a lot of the children that grew up on the UWS moved to Brooklyn post college. Many of their parents also followed them. The UWS really is like a black hole for life and culture, but perhaps in your circles there are more happenings up there. I like my new neighborhood, and my coveted key to the park that I never use but casually drop into conversations (like so).
Brooklyn Heights? Or where did they move to? After some more research, it seems UWS might not be as ideal as I thought.
Originally Posted by Piato
OP, if you're looking for places to live without much personal context, you could do much worse than Nate Silver's NYC livability index
. Notice that Brooklyn has more spots in the top ten than Manhattan. Nearly everyone under 30 lives there--seriously.
Thanks for this, very interesting. I did the calculator, and it said my top 3 were: Tribeca, East Village, West Village. Any thoughts? After hearing all this Brooklyn talk, and using the calculator, I'd like to learn more about Brooklyn Heights.
Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy
I have several different friends who have lived in Manhattan all their lives and they either have or are moving to Brooklyn.
How old are they?
Originally Posted by HRoi
Mmmm...I can't get a job out there so I will just move out there and hopefully I'll get that job. Something is wrong with that logic, but maybe it's just me....
It's definitely you.
Originally Posted by Fuuma
Fuuma, I can't believe we made it this far without that link. It's not my style, and I hope it's not indicative of your other 19,000 contributions, but at least this thread has some tunes now.