If you're relocating to New York City then you can find all the practical information you need for a smooth relocation in the Expat Info Desk international relocation guide for New York City.
New York City, or ‘The Big Apple’ as it is popularly called, is home to more than eight million people and is one of the most exciting and invigorating cities in the world. A prime tourist destination, this bustling metropolis is known for its fast pace of life, cosmopolitan landscape and varied culture.
New York is widely regarded to be the epicenter of the global finance, media and fashion industries, and the city is especially known for its open and accepting attitude towards outsiders. It attracts the world's brightest and the best talents and has subsequently become well known for its rich and vibrant immigrant history. New York is considered to be one of the world’s original ‘melting pots’ and its great diversity gives this American city its unique character and vibe, something that is unmatched the world over.
Towering skyscrapers dominate New York’s skyline. Life here is very hectic and the majority of people living in the city always seem to be in a tremendous hurry. This can potentially be extremely intimidating for an expatriate who is relocating to work and live in New York and they may initially feel lost in this busy metropolis.
The Expat Info Desk guide to relocating to New York city contains a wide range of information and advice covering a large number of topics-
When you relocate to New York should you apply for a B-1, B-2, F1, H1B, H2B or Greencard? Our international relocation guide to relocating to New York gives you all the details you need to ensure that you make the right application at the right time. We also provide insights into common problems expats face when applying for their visa and how to avoid them.
Choosing where you live is one of the most important decisions you make when you relocate to a new country. The Expat Info Desk guide to relocating to New York City describes neighborhoods, price ranges and local amenities as well as providing background information about the property rental and purchase markets here in general so that you can be assured that you have all the information you need when you choose which area you will live in.
New York is an immense city that can be very daunting for new arrivals. The New York expatriate guide contains everything that you need to know to help your relocating go smoothly and assist you to settle in once you arrive. Regardless of how many questions you have, you can be assured that you will find all the answers inside our city guide. Topics covered include shopping and service directories, legal advice, transport, health and beauty, places of worship, childcare and education and finance and banking.
New York is a cosmopolitan, vibrant city that has a great deal on offer to suit people of all ages and backgrounds. Our guide to relocating to New York features full details and locations of the many bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes on offer in New York together with our opinion of which places are really worth a visit. We also point you in the right direction for meeting fellow expats and building your social network.
Historically New York had a reputation for being unsafe but in recent years the crime rate in the city has reduced significantly. That said, there are a still a number of areas that should be avoided. Don’t let your move to New York turn into a nightmare; make sure you are thoroughly informed about everything you need to know about health and safety. Our comprehensive relocation guide is packed full of information about neighborhoods and scams to avoid; and how to access medical care and health provisions and help when you need it.
New York City is an extremely cosmopolitan city that is made up of people from all over the world. The Expat Info Desk guide to New York contains insider knowledge about the type of people you will find here, together with information about the behaviors of a typical New Yorker! It has all the essential information you need to make your relocation go smoothly.
The best thing about our expat international relocation guides is that they are written by real expatriates. People who have "been there and done that" are much better placed to help you with your own relocation. We do not give you the “official version”, we give you the “real version” and that’s exactly what you will need to have the best possible start to your new life in New York.
Our guide was written by Anjeeta Nayar and last published on Wednesday 16th September 2009.
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|02||Humidifiers are invaluable during the winter in New York City, as the powerful heating both dries out your body and the furniture in your apartment.|
Dutch explorer Peter Minuit purchased the island of Manhattan from a Native American tribe for approximately $24.