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Amberlicious7583
August 24th, 2008, 01:38 PM
I am moving to New York on September 21st. I have lived in Florida most of my life, besides one year when I moved to Atlanta, GA. I know it gets very cold in the winter there. Any tips on how to cope with the cold weather?

GordonGecko
August 24th, 2008, 01:59 PM
http://www.philly2hoboken.com/blog/archives/images/122005c.jpg

NYC4Life
August 24th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Winters here in NY can be mild. To keep up just wear winter clothing (of course) and make sure to have adequate heating. If you are renting, make sure the landlord is in compliance with heating laws in NY, which calls for all apartments to be kept at a required minimum temperature (55 degrees or so).

Amberlicious7583
August 24th, 2008, 02:08 PM
Any suggestions on good shoes to wear when it snows?

scumonkey
August 24th, 2008, 02:23 PM
And sometimes it can be colder than a witches ...;)
(especially if you've never experienced a northern winter!)
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/20070205cold.jpg


Any suggestions on good shoes to wear when it snows?

Something water proof! (the curbs turn into hidden slush ponds)

Front_Porch
August 24th, 2008, 02:25 PM
lightweight silk underwear. Good leather gloves lined with cashmere or fur. Good boots and a stylish hat.

antinimby
August 24th, 2008, 09:54 PM
No, not fur. We're trying to be politically correct here. ;)

Amberlicious7583
August 24th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Do many people wear rain boots?

antinimby
August 25th, 2008, 01:48 AM
No. It rains more in Florida than it does in NY. You should have no problem.

joe25
August 27th, 2008, 09:07 AM
Yeah here in chicago it gets blistering cold, enough to make it hurt to breath. I love it, wonder if its the same in NYC.

Amberlicious7583
August 27th, 2008, 09:40 AM
Yeah here in chicago it gets blistering cold, enough to make it hurt to breath. I love it, wonder if its the same in NYC.

Yikes! I hope I will learn to love it :)

adchick82
August 27th, 2008, 10:57 AM
I moved to New York from Texas in the middle of winter (albeit a relatively mild one). The temperatures really didn't get to me - my interview trip fell during a week when the wind chill would cut right to the bone - you put on a warm coat and gloves and a scarf, and you'll be amazed at how warm you are as long as you're moving.

The big adjustment was how long the cold weather dragged on for... when I was still in a peacoat (though at least not the 3/4 length one) in early May, I was completely baffled... I would've been sweating in tank tops in Texas at that point. That said, I didn't even realize that the weather was getting to me until we had a stretch of warm, sunny days... and I was suddenly aware that I felt like a new person.

You'll be fine :) And when it's late August and you're actually a bit chilly in the mornings when you walk to work, you'll think about how you'd still be facing 2-3 months of HOT if you were in Florida, and smile.

Amberlicious7583
August 27th, 2008, 11:28 AM
You'll be fine :) And when it's late August and you're actually a bit chilly in the mornings when you walk to work, you'll think about how you'd still be facing 2-3 months of HOT if you were in Florida, and smile.

Thanks for the advise

That does sound nice, its still about 83 degrees here every day!

NYC4Life
August 27th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Why would you want to leave the warmth of Florida sunshine in the first place? ;)

Amberlicious7583
August 27th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Florida is nice as far as weather goes, but to me Jacksonville is a hole. I donít want to settle, I feel like there is more out in the world for me and it starts in New York ;)

I am majoring in Hospitality Management, so I am hoping to get some hotel experience in New York. Maybe once I graduate and I am experienced a little more in the hotel field, then I may go work at a resort somewhere. But who knows what will happen in the next couple years.

KenNYC
August 27th, 2008, 08:50 PM
I misread and was sure it said you were going to work as an escort...glad to find out I was mistaken :D

Amberlicious7583
August 28th, 2008, 11:25 AM
LOL...Resort...Escort...Hmmm ;)

joe25
August 28th, 2008, 12:06 PM
I sometimes wonder how much they make.

kliq6
August 28th, 2008, 01:24 PM
Florida is nice as far as weather goes, but to me Jacksonville is a hole. I donít want to settle, I feel like there is more out in the world for me and it starts in New York ;)

I am majoring in Hospitality Management, so I am hoping to get some hotel experience in New York. Maybe once I graduate and I am experienced a little more in the hotel field, then I may go work at a resort somewhere. But who knows what will happen in the next couple years.

Jacksonville is not great but Miami would be where id go for work and weather if you dont want to deal with the cold

Amberlicious7583
August 28th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Jacksonville is not great but Miami would be where id go for work and weather if you dont want to deal with the cold

I dont really have a problem dealing with the weather. I think I will be fine. I actually have never been to Miami, but from what I have heard I dont know if I would want to actually live there. I have been to New York a few times and I love it, so I am going to go for it and see if its for me.

Bronxbombers
December 15th, 2008, 02:02 PM
I dont really have a problem dealing with the weather. I think I will be fine. I actually have never been to Miami, but from what I have heard I dont know if I would want to actually live there. I have been to New York a few times and I love it, so I am going to go for it and see if its for me.Amberlicious please enjoy New York. Please do also lots of sight seeing in Los Angeles during the winter time.

Amberlicious7583
December 15th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Amberlicious please enjoy New York. Please do also lots of sight seeing in Los Angeles during the winter time.

Thanks I am enjoying NY!

Bronxbombers
December 16th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Thanks I am enjoying NY!You're welocme Amberlicious7583.