How will I do if I move to New York City?

So, I'm set to graduate college with my associates degree in Digital Arts this June. My plan is to move to New York City and find a job within my field, have my own apartment (and later my friend who will graduate a few terms later will be moving in with me), and live out my life in New York. I'm still pretty young (21) and really feel like NYC would be the place for me. How possible or how likely is it that this will happen? Will I be stuck broke looking for a job?

Asked By: Billy B - 2/5/2010
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You will be spending at least $2500 a month for a tiny one-bedroom apartment in an OK area of Manhattan (you don't want to live anywhere else) in a city with a horrible job market right now. 21 is awfully young to try to make it in New York. Try something closer to home for the next five years of your life and build... More
Answered By: charles - 2/6/2010
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Stay away
Answered By: mlemons2007 - 2/5/2010
You will have to live in Brooklyn or Queens at first untill you get a REALLY good paying job and a lot of money saved up.
Answered By: ▐▀▀▼▀▀▌ ► Uzzi ◄ ▐▄▄▲▄▄▌ - 2/5/2010
dont listen to the first poster, new york city is amazing. it truly is the city that never sleeps... More
Answered By: abcdef - 2/5/2010
Nobody gives good advise on here... Anyway... More
Answered By: Erin - 2/6/2010
...New York, NY, The City so nice, "they" named it twice and it's open all night long... More
Answered By: UpUrass - 2/6/2010
It's always a better idea to find a job before you move, but it can also be more difficult. You should look into Brooklyn or Queens for nice and more affordable areas than Manhattan. They're just a short subway ride into Manhattan (overpriced). Don't bring a car, just try to find a place near one of the subway lines... More
Answered By: mu - 2/6/2010
Just wanted to say I agree with Erin. Don't listen to the people who say you can't do it - you can! Just know what you're in for - you'll have to sacrifice some things (like a savings account and your sanity) for a little while in order to do it. But the experience is worth it.
Answered By: 20-something New Yorker - 2/7/2010
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