General Discussion: Moving to New York NY


KIDDADREAD
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423 posts since 30/7/07

21 Jan 2014 10:42
I have been asked if i want to transfer to the NY office. I feel like its an opportunity I shouldnt miss but at the same time my life in London is pretty much perfect!
Does anyone here live in New York?
Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

21 Jan 2014 10:45
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PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

21 Jan 2014 10:48
KIDDADREAD wrote: I have been asked if i want to transfer to the NY office. I feel like its an opportunity I shouldnt miss but at the same time my life in London is pretty much perfect!
Does anyone here live in New York?


I'd love to move to NY for a bit though.
Sebastian17
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2040 posts since 23/8/10

21 Jan 2014 10:48
Its a no brainer, take the offer.
Mookie_blaylock
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1685 posts since 19/7/06

21 Jan 2014 10:52
If you are single then do it FFS Cool
Check the tinder thread for inspiration
yellowpages
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2120 posts since 11/6/10

posted 21 Jan 2014 10:53, edited 21 Jan 2014 10:53
see tinder thread

edit: Laughing out loud
harrison
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1258 posts since 22/9/10

21 Jan 2014 10:56
do it. new york is the best city in the world in my opinion.
KIDDADREAD
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423 posts since 30/7/07

21 Jan 2014 11:00
PHiL - just reread what i wrote, ok, sound like a tosser. What i meant was that my life in London is exactly how I want it.

Anyone know what the house scene is like in NY?
deuce
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14164 posts since 21/1/08

21 Jan 2014 11:12
do it
C-Stylez
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5246 posts since 4/7/12

21 Jan 2014 11:13
harrison wrote: do it. new york is the best city in the world in my opinion.
hang_on_voltaire
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499 posts since 11/11/09

21 Jan 2014 11:30
Do it, you only get so many chances to do that kind of thing. Lived there for a year ands it's a great city.
Anto
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4111 posts since 19/1/12

21 Jan 2014 11:32
Obviously consider all aspects like wage, benefits etc but it's NY!

And you can always ask to be transferred to the London office again!

Would pay for having my boss asking me something like this!
rataxis
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276 posts since 23/2/10

21 Jan 2014 11:35
Well, if you have expectations based on 80s/90s NY house then the house scene in Manhattan can be pretty boring on the whole - either bars or relatively commercial clubs like Cielo. There's more interesting stuff in Brooklyn but the sound systems can be awful. That said there's definitely some exciting house happening in NYC - labels like L.I.E.S., Deconstruct, The Corner, W.T., White Material and so on. If you do go there, take a wander down to Halcyon the record store in Dumbo, make friends with the staff (most of whom play out in NYC) and they'll get you into the scene.
rataxis
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276 posts since 23/2/10

21 Jan 2014 11:39
Having spent time in both I can say NYC is not cool and easy like Berlin, it definitely has a fast life pace feel. It's big, travel can take a while (especially evenings/weekends). Your life will be very different depending on where your work is and where you decide to live. The hardest bit for me with USA in general is the poverty gap – you've got some of the richest people in the world there yet the poor people can be REALLY destitute in a way that the UK generally doesnt allow to happen. NYC has some amazing, relatively affordable restaurants, but you may find your meal is somewhat ruined by watching a hobo with nowhere else to go take a crap on the sidewalk as you leave.
Anto
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4111 posts since 19/1/12

21 Jan 2014 11:39
On point review but i hope he doesn't decide based on how THAT house scene is!
rataxis
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276 posts since 23/2/10

21 Jan 2014 11:40
That was a bit negative, I think you should take the opportunity with both hands. Just be aware that NYC isn't all wine and roses.
rataxis
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276 posts since 23/2/10

21 Jan 2014 11:41
You mean he was asking about accomodation rather than music? Whoops. Laughing out loud
Anto
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4111 posts since 19/1/12

21 Jan 2014 11:42
I might be wrong but..Laughing out loud
rataxis
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276 posts since 23/2/10

21 Jan 2014 11:44
Well "house scene" says music to me, but I've been wrong before. Hilarious if so Laughing out loud
KIDDADREAD
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423 posts since 30/7/07

21 Jan 2014 11:44
Music is important! And my social life completely revolves around it so its doubly important for me!