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New York City

New York City Sky View

New York City is home to “The dreamers, the doers, the never-settlers: they all come to New York City in search of the same intangible thing,” says the official guide NYCGO.

Getting In:

Airports

If you’re coming from outside the United States, fly into one of the New York City area’s major airports.

Getting Around:

Boroughs and Neighborhoods:

“New York is a city of five boroughs—Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island—the City derives its personality from hundreds of small communities whose cultures make them feel like cities of their own,”according to NYCGO

Manhattan

It’s only the greatest city in the world. Neighborhood guides for Manhattan:

  • Chelsea
  • Chinatown
  • East Village
  • Greenwich Village
  • Harlem
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Koreatown
  • Lower East Side
  • Little Italy
  • SoHo
  • Meatpacking District
  • Washington Heights
  • West Village
  • Upper East Side

Explore:

    • SoHo
    • Times Square
    • Wall Street

The Bronx

“The Bronx as the home of the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden—not to mention as the birthplace of hip-hop,” according to NYCGO

Queens

The borough is made up out of many cultural enclaves that offer authentic shops, restaurants and festivals.

Brooklyn

Explore:

  • Brooklyn Bridge, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Plan for walking across using this Free Tours by Foot guide.
  • DUMBO, a neighborhood whose name is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
  • Explore Williamsburg. The Brooklyn neighborhood, which extends roughly from the East River to Bushwick Avenue, bounded by McCarren Park to the north and Flushing to the south.

Staten Island

Explore:

It’s just a ferry ride away

Long-term Stay Recommendation

Apps for hotel deals

Hoteltonight

Long-term Facebook communities

Entertainment

Free or pay-as-you-wish admission Museums

NYC is the greatest city in the world, but it is known to be expensive. There’s no reason to panic, because there are many free things to do here.

List of free or pay-as-you-wish admission. Please check each website to confirm the dates.

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Finding a job as an expat in New York City

The job hunt in New York City is overwhelming — and you’re not alone. Although there’s no blueprint for landing a job, there are things you can do to better set yourself up to stand out to recruiters, and find and land a job that suits you.

Co-working Space

Use the coworking app Croissant, to find and try new coworking space everyday.

Networking Events

Professional Tourism Networking Communities

These global communities focused on connecting travel leaders, innovators and creatives to collaborate and share ideas.

Student and Fresh Grads

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