So, as a recent college grad, I have been searching for employment in the Manhattan(I currently live in FL). I have two degrees; Finance and Real Estate. The plan was to line up a job in the city and then move there. However, this has proven very difficult and I have come to the conclusion that not being in the city is excluding me from the eyes of employers. So I have set a date, May 1st, which I will just move to the city and look for a job from there. This is a huge step for me. Money is tight right now, and I don't really know anyone in the city, so I assume I will have to get a room in an apartment somewhere, although I'm skeptical of Craigslist. I wanted to get your guys' opinions on this. Do you think employers are looking for people already within the city? Where should I be looking for a good place within Manhattan? What are the differences in the neighborhoods(west village, east tribeca, meatpacking, midtown, etc). What is safe, and what isn't? From what I know now, I am leaning towards west village or upper east/east village. I hear tribeca is nice too, but expensive. How much should I be looking to pay for a nice room in a cool place? I look forward to hearing your advice on this! TIA.