moving to nyc

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    Apr 06, 2009 9:53 PM GMT
    Hey guys, just looking for advice on me moving to nyc. I'm currently an online student living in tn pursuing health edu degree. I want to at least spend the summer in nyc but i'm a little worried about finding a job. My friend in upper east side is charging me a great price on rent (650--- a month for a few months) and i have only one other bill cell phone and buying necessities. I love it there, and im not content where I am. I just don't know if this is smart or not. does anyone recommend any jobs easy to find quick? id only have enough money to live on for a month. so if i don't find something before then, its a waist of all that money. I'm pretty open to a lot of jobs so I wouldn't be picky.....
  • GQjock

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    Apr 06, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    Hard to give you advice without knowing if you're experienced in anything
    Waiting tables comes to mind
    That is a great price for rent ... you sure aren't going to find much of that anywhere in Manhattan
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:23 AM GMT
    same predicament as you are man!...I am movin up there hopefully in next few weeks..spent the weekend just there, was offered a too good to be true deal by some online friends, they were going to let me stay for a month or so rentfree... but after the awesome weekend of us hangin out, I was then told, that they are actually looking for a third to complete their triad... So considering the fact that, I don't want to be in a relationship right away nor in a triad for that matter, and the fact I wasnt attracted to one of them...I basically wasted the weekend, where I could have been looking at other places...and for jobs...I think there are def possibilities for work up there. You just have to look is all.
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    Hey dude, good luck on your move. New york city is a great place to be there is so much going on. Downside is that you probably could not have picked a worse time to move especially with the economy in shambles. 650 is awesome because when I lived in new jersey I paid 1200 for a 2 bedroom. Transportation is plentiful so you have that working for you. And you are a 25 minute bus ride from nj and then when you get into nj you are a 15 minute train ride away from manhattan. I mention nj because that's a great option you will have for work. And if you are like me you will def not want to be a waitor. Go on craigslist look for jobs there and also apply to verizon online in nj and ny. Just becareful and don't fall in with the wrong people. It can be dangerous. Good luck again and make sure you visit citifield. If you fall on hard times and need a place to stay for a few days let me know I have friends in nj
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    Apr 07, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    A young guy just moved into my house in Brooklyn and told the other guy just moving in that they're hiring at Whole Foods where he works. So there are some places hiring after all, he just got to NYC and started at Whole Foods a month ago. Don't know if it's all locations or only the downtown one.

    I hear the higher level jobs in the city are slow to hire right now, but you said you weren't picky. :-)
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    Apr 07, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    Holy freaking Christ! A room in Manhattan for less than 1200 a month??? Cripes! You have some wealthy (or startlingly generous) friends, if they can afford to give you that price...

    With that little for rent, you could work at the shittiest coffee shop imaginable and still have fun for a few months.

    But keep in mind: food in manhattan is outrageously priced. Also, you will probably have to buy a monthly unlimited metro-pass for the subway -- I don't know how much they cost these days, but 2 years ago they were $75.

    Sigh... If I could find a room for 650 a month, I'd be back in NYC in a heartbeat.

  • kaccioto

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    Apr 07, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    my first impression is, a waiting job won't get you much in this town even at $650 rent. beers are still $9+/bottle in some places and the little things you forget about add up, ie cabs uptown at 5am in the morning after going out easily add up > $100+..

    that said, do it - you're young, it's only for the summer, nothing like the city, though i think it's best in fall, as half the city leaves in the summer and it's tourists everywherrreeeee (bleh)...

    if ya wanna forget taking the train back up to york ave. you can always go the route below, but i'm not endorsing, just being 'practical' let's say.