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An Expat Talks about Living in New York, New York

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

New York

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

I would recommend joining a gym and taking an adult education class. However, I would say that most people branch out from work. A great idea is to find a way to go in on a summer or ski "share" house if you are in your 20s through your early 30s. This is a fantastic way to meet people.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Are you kidding? This is the city that invented the melting pot! New York is truly an international city, and you’ll hear at least 5 languages every day. People are a bit more suspicious after the attacks of 9/11, but the city always has been - and always will be – one of the biggest areas from which newcomers launch their American experience. Incomes range drastically, and nearly every religion is here. If you are not used to diversity, it takes a while to get used to all of the different people, languages and religions. But it is so worth taking the time to make adjustments and accept differences in others. As someone who grew up in a small town, I can honestly say I grown leaps and bounds every day as a person as the result of living in such a diverse city. The cultural advantages in food and entertainment are enormous, though still dwarfed by what you'll learn from getting to know people from all walks of life from all over the world.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Obviously the financial industry is centered here, as is high tech, entertainment, publishing and advertising. Finding work is never too hard. Manhattan is the city that rewards smart people that work hard and don't complain about it.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

People are definitely very career focused... even the artists! However, everyone finds time to socialize. It is a great place for visiting relatives and friends, and I have found out a lot about New York while playing tour guide for others.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Do your homework and networking before you get here, and do everything you can to land a job before you come. Finding an apartment can be very expensive, though rents are getting cheaper. People are actually starting to find apartments without broker fees again. The prices to buy have also come down, so that's also a plus.

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