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Moving to New York

Why I'm Choosing to Move to NYC

Kaitlyn Russell | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Kaitlyn Russell

The thought of moving can definitely be overwhelming, but the unique lifestyle will be more than worth it. Step out of your comfort zone and into a new experience -- now is better than ever before.

How Did You End Up in New York City?

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

On June 23, 2005, I moved to New York. My parents drove me up and helped me move into my dorm and then walked me to orientation. As I watched them walk away, I knew that I was home, no longer a flamboyant country boy but a future star in the city that I would conquer and take over.

How People Talk About New York City

Jen Glantz | Posted 10.05.2014 | New York
Jen Glantz

Everyone looks at this place like it's something they can slice a piece off of with their knives and pick up with their forks or swoosh around their parched mouths for a bit before deciding if they should swallow it or wash it down with a $1.50 soda from a street vendor on 42nd street.

How to Fall in Love With New York City

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Casey Cavanagh

I have quickly learned that falling in love with New York City means first letting yourself get really uncomfortable. When you're uncomfortable, it means you're shedding the old and exposing yourself to new, to better.

Don't Move To New York City -- Unless...

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

If you want to know the truth about why I moved to New York City, you'll also find out why it is that I'm still living here two years later.

20 Mistakes You Make When You First Move to NYC

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.23.2014 | New York
Jen Glantz

1. Paying more than $1 for a slice of pizza.

Dear Daughter on your First Day of School...

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

After spending so much time obsessing about what school to send you to, I can't believe I am crying. Shouldn't I be relieved?

How To Become A New Yorker

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

efore I moved to New York City in 2003, I dreamed often of exchanging my Somerville, Massachusetts, apartment for a creaky old farmhouse by the ocean,...

Moving To A New Place (WATCH)

Posted 01.11.2013 | MarloThomas

I was so excited when my niece, Katie, moved to NYC from the west coast to attend graduate school. She knew she had made the right choice, but I could...

New York Is Meant to Break You

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Greg Jacobs

The pain and struggle that come with living in this city are all worth it in the end. We're all climbing up the same stairs of an endlessly tall skyscraper, just trying to make it in a place that is meant to break us

Maybe a Wrinkle Would Do Me Good

Leigh Greaney | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Leigh Greaney

New York City can ruin your day when you're a semi-decent looking 20-something, hoping for a little respect on a friendless subway ride.

My Big Boy Moves to the Big City

Judi Freedman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I made it through the tunnel and drove back to New Jersey with an empty car. I wanted to scream and yell at the landlord, but instead I called my son and told him how much I loved the apartment.

The Beginning of Many Beginnings

Jada Alexander | Posted 08.18.2012 | Teen
Jada Alexander

But I have one important piece of advice about the college application process that I think applies to everyone: You have to understand yourself and really know what you want in a college.

What It Means to Be 25 Today

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

If you are 25 or turning 25: It's OK that you have not gone to grad school. It's also OK if you're thinking of going. And many may not agree with me, but I think it's OK to apply to grad school because you still haven't found a job in this economy.

The Only Living Girl in New York

Taylor Trudon | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York
Taylor Trudon

Between unfortunate orthodontia and an equally unfortunate obsession with sparkly blue eyeshadow, middle school was rough. But as John Mayer wisely predicted, "Something's better on the other side." The other side is New York.

There Are Few Places Like New York

Greg Jacobs | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Greg Jacobs

Going to school in New York lays a foundation that is four years stronger than even the most ambitious college grad could hope for.

The Great Escape

Pamela Kripke | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York
Pamela Kripke

It is true that people adopt homes, come to love towns and cities in which they were not birthed, or raised or formed. But for me, it has been different.