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Life in New York City

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2013-05-13 11:58:35
New York is truly the city that never sleeps. Every year, thousands of expats realize their dream of living the American dream. In case you have always dreamed of living in New York you should consider this as yet another step closer towards realizing this dream. Below is a detailed summary of basic information regarding the general social life [culture] of this great city.

New York City A background
With a total population that's slightly over 18.9 million, New York City's metropolitan area stretches far and wide [across states such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut]. The city is made up of five main boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island, which are home to some of the most ethnically diverse communities in the United States.

One very interesting thing about New York is the fact that: close to 40% of the city's population are foreign born. This situation has not only made New York a much more exciting city to live in, it has also helped make it much easier for foreigners based in the city to enjoy their stay without necessarily worrying about completely losing touch with their cultures. In short, regardless of where you are from, you are sure to meet a couple of people, you can relate to.

The darker side
For most people, New York City is mostly associated with a sense of excitement and glamour. However, the city also has a darker side to it. The reality for a few natives, especially the immigrants, living on a subsidence level is quite different. Such statistics are however overshadowed by the city's vibrant nightlife and fast lifestyle that is characteristic of developments e.g. colorful neon city lights, illuminated skyscrapers and a generally dazzling reputation amongst other things.

A city worth to live in
In case you are the type of person who loves or is looking forward to living in a city characteristic of a vibrant nightlife, amazing cultural scene and cutting edge arts then you will agree that New York City is a dream come true. Recently, in the year 2009, New York ended up being voted amongst the most attractive destination for innovation and most importantly for business.

Another good thing about the city is the fact that it has the lowest crime rate compared with the other large cities in the United States. Also available is an ideal mass transit system couple with more than 2000 cultural and arts organizations. The city also boosts of at least 500 art galleries and an open public park with green spaces and benches.

As far as accommodation part is concerned, you can easily find both long and short-term apartments in New York City. Thus, even if you are here to stay for a short period of time, rest assured that you will find a good place to live in.

For more information or details regarding healthcare, transportation, education and any other thing related to New York, you may want to check out the events section of the New York City government website.

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