Yes I'm in NY But Chris, you're not really missing out on much by not having seen NY, lol - believe me! Well, many people say they "LOVE" NYC ... but I think that's usually their first impressions. After they've lived here for a while, the city doesn't seem so "lovely" anymore. And those who live in NYC (or have lived here in the past) will know exactly what I mean, lol.
Chris, yes apartments and houses in NYC are very expensive. Especially in the last couple of years, rent went up to sky-high prices - which is bad for those who rent. I don't yet rent Chris. That's because I still live with my parents - they said I can stay with them as long as I need in order to finish my education. I am VERY grateful to them. It would be very difficult in NY to be working, studying, and paying rent - all at the same time. For now, I study full time and work part time. However, when I am done with education I'll be able to work full-time, and then I'll definitely move out to live on my own. It's already time, and I don't intend on living with my parents forever, lol.
Going back to rent in NYC - prices really depend on where you want to rent. In places immediately surrounding Manhattan, such as closest to Manhattan parts of Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey - you could be paying anywhere around $700 - 2,000 (or even more - depending on how modern and how large an apartment is) a month. If you want to live in Manhattan, lol, you better have a BIG wallet. Maybe you could find cheaper apartments in Manhattan, but they'd probably be very bad quality. Prices in Manhattan can in fact go to even a couple of thousands of dollars per one month - not kidding. Isn't that crazy!? But I personally would not want to live in Manhattan even for free - it's way too loud, too crowded, and too stinky for me.
Vin, I presume you said that to me? LOL, I said I seem old when compared to those who are around 15 years old (I'm 24). I did not say 43 is old compared to ALL ages. Sorry if I have offended you! Certainly no offense was intended