Moving to New York
by, August 6th, 2008 at 08:40 PM (3619 Views)
Figured I'd throw in a little post here, I'm sure there could be others in a similar situation looking for some advice....
First of all, I'm from Norway and I moved to the US, more specifically New York to attend law school; thus I'm on a student visa. For anyone looking to make the move to the US know that getting a student visa is infinitely easier than getting a working visa. I won't linger more over that, but do your research if you really want to move.
Got in contact with Wired's resident real estate agent, Ali on the forums after I'd been told by TREGNY to "Go search on Craigslist, we won't help you". Turns out, that was a good thing for me, she did a great job. Got myself an apartment at Battery Park City, and everything looked jolly
Some bank issues made the whole process a good bit harder, and now I've lived at a hotel for 3 days waiting to get clearance to move in. Starting to notice that in America you have to be "on top of people" to get stuff done, and luckily Ali is a real pitbull when it comes to that
Anyhow, spent my first days walking around the town, doing shopping, finding out how to get to my university etc. Taken about 200 pictures of downtown and started working on Midtown today. Have to say I'm still very happy with choosing Battery Park City, by far my favorite place so far. But there's certainly a good few more places to visist before passing final judgement...
Tomorrow family will be visiting for about a week, so I doubt I will get to do much more walking then. With a bit of luck I will finally be able to move in to my apartment as well, which is about time since my hotel room is about brimfull of stuff I've been buying. If VISA and MasterCard charge a percentage on my shopping I've made them very happy!
Anyhow, conclusion after 3 days is that New York is a damn nice place to live. Haven't seen a single negative thing to complain about so far!