NEW YORK (OCN) — Living in NYC is tough and expensive but its enjoyable. There is no other city in the world that can top New York City, with its nightlife, its energy and its fame as the Capital of the World.
New York City may be expensive to live but there are affordable places to live. These are mostly in the outer borough (The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island). Manhattan is too expensive for even most natives to live there. You’ll find better bargains outside of Manhattan and then commute to and from for college, work and fun.
Speaking of commuting, New York City has one of the most extensive public transit systems in the world. The New York City Subway System is one of the largest subway systems in the world with over seven hundred (700) miles of tracks covering the four out of five boroughs of New York City. It is the only subway system in the world that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Long Island Railroad, one of the nation’s oldest railroads that still has its original name, connects NYC with Long Island and bring million of commuters from the eastern suburbs into the city daily.
When you hear the name Grand Central Terminal, you think of the the days when the nation was moved by rail. Well today, the GCT is home to Metro-North Railroad, which operates trains from this fame rail hub to the Hudson Valley, the northern suburbs and Connecticut so this is another area to live as well.
Other form of transportation operates to and from New York City. These are The PATH, NJ Transit, Amtrak along with national and regional buses departing from and arriving to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. There also three airport (Newark, LGA and JFK), as well as an extensive ferry system that include the Staten Island Ferry. So there is definitely no way you’ll need a car to get around New York City.
Is there crime in New York City? Some but not as what you would see on TV and in movies as that is from the mind of a Hollywood writers and producers. Today, crime in NYC is at its lowest level since 1963 and this should continue that way for a long time to come with improvements that officials are making to keep everyone safe.
New York City’s weather is roughly the same as in Chicago, Boston or Toronto, Canada. Cold in the winter, hot in the summer and cool and breezy weather in the fall and spring.
Telling you about New York City is one thing, but visiting the city that’s home to 8.5 million people is another. We would suggest you come to NYC for a visit and see how it is. You can experience the city, the way you will like to see it first hand, not what the mind of a Hollywood producer will want you to think.