The Most Celebrated City in the World
In New York, the land of opportunity, street hotdogs, art-deco skyscrapers, crowded streets, city slickers, bright yellow taxis, and steaming maintenance holes, there is simply no such thing as over the top. Even if you have never visited New York City, you probably already know it.
Made famous by endless films and musicals, New York streets regularly feature in Hollywood blockbusters, and people the world over are familiar with many of the city’s famous landmarks.
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 globally. A prime tourist destination, this bustling metropolis is known for its fast pace of life, cosmopolitan landscape, and varied culture.
The city is in a constant state of change, and this living, breathing element to life here gives this American gem a unique character and vibe that is unmatched the world over.
As a place founded by immigrants, New York is open and welcoming to expatriates and foreigners. Since the early settlers arrived on Ellis Island, the city streets have increasingly filled with a multi-dimensional array of cultures, ethnicities, and races.
This means that homesick expats will always find friends and a piece of New York that reminds them of home. It also entails that the city offers an exciting environment to explore, and there’s every possibility that you could spend your whole life living in New York and never exhaust its riches.
Exciting as it may be, living in New York is not always a picnic, and there are plenty of reasons why New Yorkers are so jaded. The city is crowded, expensive, and grimy.
While crime rates have improved significantly since the early 80s, several areas should be avoided. This can potentially be extremely intimidating for an expatriate who is relocating to work and live in New York, and you may initially feel lost in this busy metropolis.
What’s the draw?
- Life in a melting pot amongst people from all corners of the world.
- A land of great scenic beauty that can be found beyond the concrete metropolis of Manhattan.
- Fantastic shopping, arts, nightlife, dining, and entertainment.
Live in New York City:
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 relocation 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 visas, finding somewhere to live, having fun and meeting friends, shopping and service directories, legal advice, transport, health and beauty, places of worship, childcare and education, finance, and banking.
Embrace the rhythms of New York with the Expat Info Desk.