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Why Everyone Should Live In New York City

New York City is a truly singular location in the world that can transform those who live there, even if only for a short period of time. Some of the unique benefits that come from life in the Big Apple include the fact that you’re never really alone when you’re in the city, because people […]

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9 Useful Tips For Moving & Living in Manhattan

Here are nine tips that may prove useful if you are moving to Manhattan. You have to be comfortable taking public transportation. Make sure you have a solid budget since it is so expensive to live there. Routine shopping trips for things like groceries takes more planning without a car. Learn the local variances in […]

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29 Unspoken Rules of Living in New York – Man Repeller

When it comes to the question of who or when a person gets to qualify as truly being a New Yorker, few New Yorkers can seem to agree. However, what they can agree on are some key rules that all New Yorkers abide by as they go about their day-to-day lives in the city that […]

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The 20 rules of living in New York

There are certain rules to living in New York City that people should abide by. Here are a few of those rules. If you find a good apartment, you should try to get it immediately. It is hard to find a good place easily. Have a local bar to always go to. Look both ways […]

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Tips For Living On A Budget In New York City

New York City is extremely expensive to live in. Here are some tips to living in New York on a budget. Order home goods and pantry items online. Try having dates during the day instead of at night because things are usually cheaper. Make sure to research everything you are buying to get the best […]

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How to tell if your electrical outlets are a fire hazard

When apartment hunting in New York City, outlets might not be the first qualification to come to mind in terms of choosing the right space. However, in older buildings access to outlets can become a real problem for tenants. Installing new outlets is expensive, and landlords are rarely ever legally obligated to make the upgrade […]

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How to uncover the history of your NYC apartment building

Brian Hartig started his investigative company, Brownstone Detectives, after discovering interesting artifacts in his new Brooklyn home, which sparked within him a new interest in learning the history of New York residential buildings. New York residents who feel a similar drive to uncover the history of their home don’t need to hire a private detective […]

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A local’s guide to buying—and living—on Staten Island

Staten Island is one of New York’s most popular boroughs, so it is no wonder why many potential homeowners and renters are looking to build a cozy residence there. Unfortunately, with new developments being more on the high-end scale, even studio apartments can’t be found for lower than a listing price of $2,095. Fortunately, with […]

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10 things to love, and hate, about taking the Staten Island Ferry

Residents of Staten Island maintain a love-hate relationship with the iconic orange ferryboats that transport them to and from Manhattan. They embrace the perks, like the fact that rides on the ferry are completely free of charge, and dread the nuisances, like the agonizingly slow and overly crowded boarding process. Staten Island residents know the […]

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