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Things To Consider Before Moving To New York City

Consider these points before moving to the elusive concrete jungle where dreams are made up (that's how the song goes, right?)

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Living in NYC is expensive.

You move here and hear about how expensive it is and how much people have to struggle at times and you're all

But at the end of the month after you pay your rent and bills you look at your bank account and go

And your rent WILL be high. Way too high for a tiny apartment located in either the noisiest area or with the noisiest neighbors.

However, the food here is DOPE.

Just don't read the Yelp reviews while you're eating from that 24 hour place with no order minimum.

It's fun to meet people here! Most friendships you make will be like

But if your friends live in another borough...

Because the subway is either the best thing or the WORST. When it comes on time and smells okay you're all

Or sometimes you’ll see a homeless dude jacking off and a toxic waft of human filth singes your nostril hairs and you’re like

By the way- a lot of dudes will be all up in your business when you’re trying to go about your day like

But you just be like

...and keep on walking. Walking is awesome in the city. It is good stress relief, it’s free, and it tones your legs AND gets you places! For free!

But walking in a crowd in NYC will bring out the inner murderer in you

Tourists be like

And whenever someone on the street tries to stop you...

But at least the shopping (window or otherwise) is OFF THE HOOK

However, no laundry machines or dishwashers in your apartment truly sucks.

But you'll soon become a dish washing, house-cleaning fool (out of necessity).

Often you just reflect on this expensive, inconvenient, impersonal, competitive, dirty city and you go

But you don't follow through, because bodegas on the corner, free museums, Central Park, live shows, the diversity and culture and possibility and history and energy just makes you remember why you put up with the bitch goddess that is NYC.

Just remember that when you get here: no matter how you dress or talk or well know the subway, EVERYONE you meet will go

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