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Removals to the USA – A City Guide to New York

Described as 'the city that never sleeps', New York City is a multi-cultural metropolis, full of adventure and opportunity. Every year a number of UK citizens organise removals to the USA for a job move, to move in with a loved one, or simply to experience living abroad, and New York is among the top destinations for British expats to move to in America.

There are many reasons why UK citizens choose to settle in New York City. It is a vibrant, bustling city - the most populated in America - with plenty to entertain you. Whether you like ice-skating, cycling or yoga in Central Park, vintage or designer clothes shopping, visiting art galleries, or partying the night away, New York City can offer all of this and more.

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Where to Live in New York City

From the glamour of the Upper East Side to the charm of the West Village, each neighbourhood is diverse and interesting. If you are moving to the USA with family the Upper West Side is a popular place to settle. The lower East side is popular with arty types, and if you enjoy outdoor sports, you might feel happiest living near Central Park. It is important to get a good feel for the neighbourhoods first before you make a more permanent move.

Working in New York City

New York city has a population of 8 million people which is expected to rise by another 1.5 million by 2030. It is the headquarters of the US financial industry and more than a fifth of the population work in this sector, including a number of expats.

Manhattan is home to the Central Business District and the New York Stock Exchange, and is where many of the regions high tech industries are based. Other posts popular with expats is in the media or entertainment industry.

Schools and Colleges in New York City

If you are organising removals to New York to settle in the city, there are hundreds of schools to choose from, from state run to part-publically funded, to private schools, and even schools for gifted children.

In addition, there are 120 higher educational establishments including distinguished universities such as New York City University, Fordham University and Columbia University. If your children are likely to take up a post in life sciences, Medicine or biomedical research, Rockefeller University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine are among the major institutions.

Shopping in New York City

New York City is known worldwide as a shopping destination. From well known department stores such as Saks, Barneys and Macy's, to the Vintage shopping districts, and designer outlet stores, there are plenty of places to splash out.

If you like to buy direct from artists to decorate your home, you will find artists selling their wares on the streets of Soho, and if you like to hunt down a bargain, you will find all sorts of items sold from street stores including clothes, luggage and souvenirs.

Brief History of New York

New York was originally inhabited by native Americans. The first discovery of the area occurred in the early 1500's although it wasn't occupied by Europeans until a century later. It became America's capital city in 1785 and the first president, George Washington, was sworn in four years later. By the early part of the 20th century, the city gained worldwide recognition as a global centre for business and industry.

Places to Visit in New York

New York is full of hundreds of places to visit from museums, to art galleries and monuments. Taking a bus tour, walk tour or even a helicopter tour is a good way to get to know the city when you first move. But the main attractions include the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Among the best museums for children include the American Museum of Natural History where your little ones can see dinosaur skeletons, the Sea, Air and Space Museum, and the Transit Museum, where there are some old underground cars.

Food in New York

If you are organising removals to the USA, the food in New York is indicative of the diversity of the city, and there is a mix of street carts selling anything from hot dogs to bagels and pizza, to fine restaurants. Head to Chinatown for Chinese food and ingredients, Little India for great Indian spices, and Brighton Beach for Eastern European food.

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