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As a northeastern city, New York experiences all four seasons. On average, the city has about 224 sunny days per year, which is higher than the U.S. average of 205 days. New York also gets about 25 inches of annual snowfall and experiences more rainfall than other areas of the nation. 

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nyc at a glance

The cost of living in New York City is nearly 70% higher than the U.S. average, and it’s one of the most expensive places to live in the state. Rental prices range from $3,400 for a studio to nearly $8,000 for a four-bedroom apartment. But it isn’t just housing that’s more expensive. If you’re moving to NYC, prepare to spend more on nearly everything, including groceries, utilities, and transportation. 

New York has one of the largest economies, with finance and media being the two biggest industries. New York’s major employers include American Express, Google, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and NBCUniversal. In the past year, jobs have increased by 0.5%, and the average New York salary is $52,737.

Being a hugely populous city, New York City isn’t ideal for cars. The average New Yorker spends about 40 minutes commuting one way, which is higher than the U.S. average of 26 minutes. However, the NY subway is the largest 24/7 public transit system in the world, with 472 stops. New York City also has three airports, including JFK, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark International Airport

New York’s public school system ranks at No. 6 for the best U.S. public school systems. It also ranked No. 1 for highest per-pupil spending. The city is home to several top colleges and universities, including Columbia University, New York University, and the SUNY public university system. 

Living in New York, New York offers a dynamic blend of cultures, iconic landmarks, and a fast-paced lifestyle that truly never sleeps. With the help of CEND, you can make a smooth move to this exciting city and start enjoying your new life.

where to live, have fun, and explore

new york city

Located across the East River from Manhattan, Queens is one of the most diverse places to live in the United States. About 47% of residents are married, and the median age is 40. The borough is home to mostly white collar workers earning an average household income of $92,735 with a 40-minute one-way commute

The island can be reached via the Staten Island Ferry through New York Harbor. Most residents have a 44-minute one-way commute and earn an average household income of $113,335. The median age is 41, and about 50% of residents are married. 

As the most densely populated borough, Manhattan is the heart of the Big Apple. It has a median age of 38 and an average household income of $151,208. About 36% of residents are married and have an average one-way commute of 31 minutes. 

Located in Kings County, Brooklyn is one of the best places to live in New York. It draws in a younger crowd with a median age of 35 earning an average household income of $101,187. Most residents have a one-way commute of 42 minutes, and about 42% of the population is married. 

Home to Yankee Stadium, The Bronx attracts young professionals in their 30s earning an average household income of $75,529. About 35% of residents are married, and most have a 44-minute one-way commute to work. 

things to do in new york city

Winter Jazzfest: A beacon of the New York City jazz scene, this festival attracts leading musicians worldwide and has been voted the No. 1 jazz festival in North America by JazzTimes magazine.
Orchid Show: The New York Botanical Garden holds this show every year, offering thousands of floral exhibits that make for a mesmerizing sight. 
Macy’s Flower Show: Held at Macy’s Herald Square location, this show encompasses rotating themes of exhibits featuring thousands of flowers, plants, and trees. 
Cherry Blossom Festival: Every spring, Brooklyn Botanical Garden blooms with Japanese cherry blossoms, creating an immersive experience for nature-lovers. 
Bronx Week: The Bronx hosts an annual week full of parades, festivals, and live music to celebrate the borough’s unique traditions.  

New York Mets: This Major League Baseball (MLB) team competes for the National League East Division. 
New York Yankees: The Yankees are another MLB team based in the Bronx that competes for the American League East division. 
Brooklyn Nets: Based in Brooklyn, this National Basketball Association (NBA) team is part of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. 
New York Knicks: This NBA team is based in Manhattan and competes for the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. 
New York Liberty: A Women’s NBA team, New York Liberty is part of the league’s Eastern Conference. 
New York Giants: This National Football League (NFL) team has won multiple championships and competes for the National Football Conference East division. 
New York Jets: The Jets are another NFL team competing for the National Football Conference East division. 
New York Islanders: A professional ice hockey team, the New York Islanders are a member of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference. 
New York Rangers: Based in Manhattan, the New York Rangers are a National Hockey League team of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference. 
New York City FC: The New York City Football Club competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the league’s Eastern Conference. 
New York Red Bulls: Also an MLS team, the New York Red Bulls are a member of the Eastern Conference. 
NJ/NY Gotham FC: This team is a founding member of the National Women’s Soccer League and played in Women’s Professional Soccer from 2009 to 2011. 

NYC Speakeasy Walking Tour: Take a tour of New York City’s historic bars and speakeasies while learning about the Prohibition era and enjoying drinks. 
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn: This unique bowling alley is equipped with high-tech lanes, live music, and food by Blue Ribbon. 
Moxy Times Square: A boutique hotel, Moxy Times Square offers an immersive social experience with Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and a communal lobby bar and lounge. 
New York City Nightclub Tour: Explore the New York City nightlife scene by visiting stylish lounges and posh clubs while enjoying complimentary drinks. 
Ghost Tours in NYC: New York City offers multiple ghost tours, including the Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour and Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House to explore the city’s dark history. 

Staten Island Ferry: Take a ferry across New York Harbor to Staten Island, where you can explore the zoo, botanical gardens, art galleries, and children’s museum. 
Children’s Museum of the Arts: Located in Hudson Square, this museum offers interactive programs for kids and curated exhibits of children’s art. 
National Museum of Mathematics: MoMath is a museum in Manhattan featuring over 30 interactive exhibits and several family-friendly programs. 
Bryant Park: This 9.6-acre public park has seasonal gardens, restaurants, a carousel, and the city’s only free ice skating rink. 
Central Park: The fifth-largest park in the city, Central Park is full of walking trails and recreational areas to enjoy leisure time as a family. 
New York Aquarium: Located on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, this is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States. 

Central Park: Bring your furry friend for a stroll through Central Park or let them play in a designated off-leash area. 
Bryant Park: Leashed dogs are allowed to walk through Bryant Park but not on the grass. 
Brooklyn Bridge: At Brooklyn Bridge Park, you’ll find the dog run, a designated area allowing unleashed dogs to play. 

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new york city restaurants & breweries

  • Dhamaka: This Indian restaurant serves dishes from across the subcontinent, including lesser-known regions to highlight local flavors. 
  • The Bronx Brewery: This brewery offers seven core beers and rotating seasonal flavors. It also operates an internship program to support its neighborhood by fostering industry inclusivity. 
  • Rezdora: This upscale Italian restaurant run by a world-famous chef is the place to go for handmade pasta, traditional Italian meat dishes, and fresh local vegetables. 
  • Big Alice Brewing: With locations in Queens and Brooklyn, this brewery is a New York favorite offering experimental craft beer using locally sourced hops and malts. 

Sushi On Me: Tucked in a Jackson Heights’ basement, this sushi restaurant is a party spot where you can enjoy nigiri and unlimited sake while listening to jazz.  

environmental standards

There are about 6,933 public charging stations throughout the New York metropolitan area, and 1,539 of them are free. New York City uses single-stream recycling for most materials, including metal, plastic, cartons, and glass. However, mixed paper and cardboard are recycled separately. Recycling bins can be found throughout the city. 

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new york city moving & storage

If you’re moving to NYC, CEND offers customized moving and storage services from DIY to full-service to make the process as easy as possible. Once you choose the services you want, we’ll send you storage containers. All you have to do is pack your items, and we’ll take care of the rest, eliminating the stress of moving to a new city. Plan for the future and contact us today to request a quote or book your services.