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New York may seem intimidating to a newcomer, but this expat living in Brooklyn has learned the truth.. New Yorkers can be very friendly, they love to give advice and there are so many ways to meet people.

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

Brooklyn

How long have you lived there?

Native

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

Church groups, Choirs, Volunteer organizations, Bars, cafes, library. So many options to choose.

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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.

Completely diverse

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

Internet, networking to find jobs. All types of wrk available...tech, financial, teaching, hotels, restaurants, etc.

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

All of the above

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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.

Be patient, don't get overwhelmed. Learn the subway system. Use Hopstop. Call 311 for all kinds of advice on city services, directions, complaints. Police is 911. Ask other New Yorkers...everyone loves to give advice! Can be very friendly, especially Brooklyn.

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