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What Do You Wish You Knew Before You Moved To New York?

As Sinatra said, "If you can make it there..."

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3. "Fu*k Off!"

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4. "Don't try to be Carrie Bradshaw."

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"Flats. Flats are good."

5. "Always have headphones in, even if you're not listening to anything."

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"People won't bother you this way."

6. "I had no idea what a bodega was, for like weeks."

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"I thought everyone was going to some club I hadn't heard of."

7. "Trader Joe's saves you a $hitload of money."

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9. "Don’t engage the pigeons. Or the tourists. It only encourages them."

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10. "Chinese food delivers for a reason"

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11. "Look up. Interact with the city."

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12. "Walk with your head straight, not up. Look where you're going."

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13. "It's harder to get out of town than I thought."

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"You kinda get stuck here."

14. "Don't stop at the bottom of the escalator."

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15. "$100 and a handshake goes a long way."

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"It sucks, but it's true."

16. It's overwhelming. Don't freak out.

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17. "Find an apartment. Then a therapist."

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18. "It's okay to cry."

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19. "10 minute massages for $10 in nail salons."

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20. "English."

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21. "Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.”

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22. "Your 1st apartment is probably the worst you will ever have."

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23. "A dog is a great idea, in theory."

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24. "I got in the biggest fight of my life because I said, 'Bagels are overrated.'”

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25. "Names of brokers- Or friends with nice apartments."

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"The housing search was insane."

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