New York City: What to know before moving
Moving East To New York City
New York City. The city that never sleeps! It is magnetic, and attracts people from all over the world. It is the most densely populated city in the United States, with an estimated population of 8,622,698. With so much diversity and the energy of so many people living together within 302.6 square miles, there is always something happening.
Where To live?
New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the country to live. It is made up of five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Neighborhoods vary, and when deciding where to live, you might need to take some factors into consideration:
Each of the five boroughs is a unique city within itself. Manhattan and Brooklyn are the most popular, with Manhattan being the most expensive and Brooklyn having the largest population.
Do You Need A Car In New York?
You do not need a car when living in New York City. For all your transit needs, the city is accessible via cab, subway or walking. However, if you want to get out of the city, having a car makes it that much easier. If you are considering Moving A Car or Moving a Motorcycle find out the best way to transport it.
If you do own a car in the city, it’s worth researching how you’ll house the car when it’s not being used. If you opt to park your car on the street, parking restrictions mean you might be moving your car a couple of times a week to avoid parking tickets and the possibility of being towed. Covered garages are also an option for monthly or yearly rates.
Fueling up your car is also costly. The price of gas in New York and the surrounding boroughs is higher than the rest of the country.
One of New Yorks appeal is the four seasons of weather, winter, spring, summer and fall.
Winter - During winter, December – March, which is the coldest season, temperatures can drop to below freezing, with an average of three nights a year reaching 10 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. On occasion, the snow may last through to April or even May.
Spring – The temperature of a typical spring day in New York ranges between 45 – 68 degrees Fahrenheit. During these months a lot of rain is very common.
Summer – June – August are when New York experiences temperatures of up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. During these months, it is also very humid and the summer days can be hot and sticky, with the occasional thunderstorm.
Fall – Autumn in New York! The colors of autumn are so present in this city during September – October, as the leaves fall from the trees in preparation for winter. The temperatures are still mild, ranging between 40 – 54 degrees Fahrenheit.
What Is There To Do In New York?
New York City is recognized as a leader in business, art, theatre, food, and fashion, amongst other things. There is always something to do or see in New York City. Aside from some of New York’s attractions, such as The Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building, Times Square, you can visit some of the many museums, such as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Museum of Modern Art. You can see a play, a big Broadway production or maybe even stumble upon a small theatre as you turn a corner. Sit in a coffee shop and meet friends. In such a populated and busy city, in the heart of Manhattan lies Central Park, a 2.5 mile long national historical landmark. You can take a boat ride, have a picnic, ice skate in winter, or watch a theatre production of Shakespeare. New York is bustling with adventure everywhere you walk.
New York City does NOT offer permits for moving trucks. Recommended is double parking. You are usually responsible for any parking tickets the truck receives, but that tends to be much cheaper than long carry fees if the truck has to park far away. If your new building does have a commercial loading zone or loading dock then you can load/unload there.
Tips For Newcomers
Before you know it you’ll be a local in New York City. But until then, it’s good to be prepared.
Living in New York City is an adventure. It takes gusto and passion to discover the depths of what this city has to offer. So, take a walk and find some of New York’s hidden treasures.