Welcome to the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, and the Concrete Jungle. New York has forever been on everybody’s bucket list. Some people move here searching for a better lifestyle, some move here for love, and some just want to live as movie stars do. Whatever your reason may be, you should definitely research the place you plan on moving to if you want to achieve your goals. Thus, without further ado, here is everything you should know about the NYC lifestyle.
Adjust to Living Tiny
Well, it is not a secret that everything is more expensive in New York City. That especially applies to rent. Trust us, you will probably end up living in a tiny one-bedroom apartment. Thus, before you call the guys from IPS NYC Movers to relocate all your furniture and home stuff, consider downsizing. But, that is perfectly okay. You will soon realize that all true New Yorkers are doing the same. There is no need to overpack. When moving to New York, bring only what is necessary, irreplaceable, and valuable to you.
Ditch the Car
Besides adjusting to tiny living, you will also have to adjust to living without your car. In New York City, traffic is a nightmare. Yes, traffic congestions are a way of a lifestyle here, but, that only applies to people driving their own cars or using taxis on an everyday basis. So, if you want to save a lot of time and energy, as well as gas money, consider using public transportation. The metro, especially, is highly developed and always punctual.
Never Go Shopping at Weekends
Another very important thing you should know about living in New York is that you should, by all means, avoid any kind of shopping during the weekends. It is when all the locals and tourists crowd the city of New York. At most times, doing anything during the weekend seems like an impossible task. So, do yourself a favor and finish all your chores and buy everything you need during your weekdays. Or, learn to shop online. Leave your weekends for drinking coffee or eating at the restaurants. But, do not forget that you will have to make reservations for that too.
Your Local Bodega Owner Will Become Your BFF
Maybe not yet, but soon your local bodega owner will become your best friend. If you are not sure what bodegas are, let us simplify it – bodegas are small shops in New York, where you can buy all the staples you might need. You can buy meat, beer, cigarettes, detergent, or hair clips at any moment you might need them. Bodega shops work 24/7, and there are more than 10,000 of them spread all over NY. Your bodega owner will be the first one you will see in the morning and the last one to wish you a good night.
Lisa Roberts has been engaged in writing blog articles for the last 7 years. Although she started off her career in the moving industry, her experience brought diversification to the content topics she covers. Today, her range of topics spans from moving across the globe to everyday lifestyle tips, marketing, real-estate news, etc. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys running, reading books and spending time with her dogs Lue and Sill. As a great lover of life, she finds something practical and useful in every experience, which contributes to her portfolio as well.