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Out of college: NYC or Long Island

I've lived on Long Island all my life and am now attending undergraduate college in Atlanta. I’ve had a lot of work experience and made many good business contacts on LI (I run my own Web development business there), but there’s a certain allure of living and working in NYC that keeps me thinking about moving there.

Any thoughts on if it’s worth it to make a huge effort to land a job in the city, at the possible expense of weakening a good base on the Island? Can a Long Islander get the feel of the city just by visiting now and then, or is never living in the city a big loss?

Greg
Monday, October 06, 2003

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere ;-)

Charles Lewis
Monday, October 06, 2003

What part of the Island are you talking about? How far out are you? How difficult is it to get into the city from where you grew up for recreation or to commute?

Mark T A W .com
Monday, October 06, 2003

I'm from the most eastern part of Suffolk, so it's a far commute of 1 hour on the LIRR.

Greg
Monday, October 06, 2003

Funny, I'm from the middle of Brooklyn and it's a 1 hour trip for me to get into the city, but I consider myself a New York City resident because, well, technically I am, and because it's such a big part of my life.

Mark T A W .com
Monday, October 06, 2003

I suspect that one hour estimate may be wildly inaccurate.

When I was living on the western edge of Suffolk, I had a 1:40  -1:50 commute to 19th street.

Gustavo W.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Yeah 1 hour from montaulk seems unrealistic.

Mark T A W .com
Thursday, October 09, 2003

Ops.  I meant to say most western part of Suffolk -- which has a one-hour train ride from my station to Penn.

Forget about commuting from the east end...

Greg
Thursday, October 09, 2003

Greg,

Are you good looking?  If so, you may meet a lot of women in NYC.  but if you're ugly, you won't.  That's really the only difference, b/c in the end, you will just come home and watch Friends reruns after work.  You can do that in NYC or LI.    B/c no one REALLY goes to museums, gallerys, shows, etc regularly.  They just say that to justify living in the city.  People are just there b/c they're single and there's more people there.,


Also, do you have a lot of friend who live in NYC?  If so, you may see them more, provided you make the effort.  Otherwise, you will just come home and watch Friends reruns after work.  You can do that in NYC or LI. 

Besides that, you will pay double the rent.  And probably make less than your own business you've been running during college.

Bella
Friday, November 14, 2003

> there’s a certain allure of living and working in NYC that keeps me thinking about moving there.


Maybe sublet a place, or do a apt share, and give it a trial run? 

Bella
Friday, November 14, 2003

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