Moving To New York: Things You Need To Know About The "Big Apple"

New York City is a sprawling metropolis that offers a vibrant mix of diverse cultures, culinary treasures, exciting night scenes and historical icons, but there are a few things you should be aware of before you make the big move. Here are some of Allied's top tips you might find useful prior to your relocation abroad.

Knowing The Subway

Regardless of whether you love to drive or go for long walks, the subway will be your best friend once you establish yourself in New York. Not only do the subways allow you to avoid the often chaotic bumper to bumper traffic associated with NY’s streets, but they can also keep you out of the freezing elements come December.

Train Etiquette 101

The number one rule of subway etiquette is to always let passengers disembark the train before you attempt to board. Its polite, and most of all it’s just logical. The train won’t be going anywhere until everybody’s off anyway so it doesn’t matter how much of a rush you’re in.

Nothing Beats NY Food

If for nothing else, New York is famous for its pizza, bagels, hotdogs and coffee. Explore the many diners and small corner stores to discover some of the best food and drink the city has to offer. The most important thing to remember when having a delicious slice of NY pizza is to never use a knife and fork. Using your hands is the only way to go.

Car Horns & Sirens

Many people aren’t aware of just how loud the constant clamor of honking horns, sirens, rumbling cars and busses can be. Whilst it might keep you awake at first, you’ll be surprised by how quickly your body adjusts, and actually comes to enjoy the nocturnal noises of the city that never sleeps. 

‘Cozy’ Apartments Mean Broom Closet Sized

As you can expect, room in New York is limited, which means many apartments are quite tight on space. If you’re searching for a new apartment and the description says ‘cozy’, then this is the kind of cozy where your bedroom living room and kitchen are all in one.

Rent Is Expensive

Whilst you might already be aware of New York’s exuberant prices, it’s always a good idea to overestimate your budget to allow for any unforeseen circumstances. Rent can prove rather costly at times as prime locations are typically highly fought over. Allow a little extra spending money so you can secure the apartment you love.

Only Move With The Trusted Experts

Once you’re all set to move, choose an international moving company with the knowledge of New York City and the experience to get all of your belongings and furniture moved in safely and on time. Choose Allied, the careful movers. 


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