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Moving to Manhattan in the Fall

Hello fellow Sales Savages,


I'm moving from Los Angeles to NYC in the fall and would love to hear any advice you can offer on your favorite neighborhoods in NYC as well as where to stay away from.


Also any restaurant/nightlife recommendations are always welcome! Looking forward to this move.

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poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Are you married to the idea of living on Manhattan?
duckduckgos
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Business Development
Believe it or not i'll be paying less in Manhattan than in LA. Prices are nuts out here.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I don't doubt it!
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braintank
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Enterprise Account Executive
This ^ I lived in NYC for several years doing the startup thing and I don't know think I knew anyone who lived in Manhattan proper.ย 
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Exactly--my company is based in NYC (I'm remote), offices in Manhattan. No one lives in Manhattan, but that's where we stay when we travel. Most live in Brooklyn, Queens, or LI City.
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braintank
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Enterprise Account Executive
As a former NYC resident... Do you have to? It's expensive as hell.
Rallier
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Account Executive
Where did you move to after NYC and why? I'm still in NYC and I'm always curious where people go after
braintank
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
I moved from NYC to Austin, TX in 2011. Was working for a Series A startup that wanted to expand and CEO decided NYC was too expensive. Me and VP of Sales moved there, found space, and hired a team of SDRs, AEs, and AMs. I left the company after about a year but spent the next 7 years in ATX. Keeping an NYC salary sans income tax was great, plus I was able to afford my own place and not have to deal with roommates. The only downside was needing to drive everywhere vs MTA.
funcoupons
WR Officer
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Kahluapons
Paging our resident OG NYC'er, @Incognitoย 
Rallier
Politicker
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Account Executive
I live in NYC! Are you working remote or do you have to go into the office? That plays a big role in recommendations
duckduckgos
Opinionated
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Business Development
I'm working fully remote so no commutes to take into consideration.
Rallier
Politicker
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Account Executive
Based on your experience I'm going to assume you are on the younger side.

As a young person I'd recommend East Village, Lower East side, or Williamsburg (don't sleep on Brooklyn). I know a few people who are in the UES who really like it as well.
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TheDeplorable
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AE
Taxes.....
kelun8
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AE
I'm in NYC and I personally wouldn't recommend Manhattan as it would be VERY expensive for you to live as comfortable as you do in LA, it's just not worth it. Of course you can't beat the easy access of Manhattan so it just depends on your preferred lifestyle.

I'd say Brooklyn, baby!! Williamsburg, DTBK area, also Prospect Park area are great. You can get to lower Manhattan just as quick if you were to live in Upper East Side but much more quiet, homey, and what you're paying for is more worth it.
looper1010
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Account Executive
I don't recommend living IN Manhattan.ย  Try LIC or Brooklyn depending on your commute.ย 
beachNsales
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Account Executive
Johns on bleecker st is king for pizza. Greenwich village is a great spot to grab drinks on a saturday afternoon.
Nairobi
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BDR
Well, first congrats on the move! Are you asking for recommendations as where to live or just where to go?
duckduckgos
Opinionated
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Business Development
Thank you Nairobi! I would say both! Lenox, Yorkville, and East Harlem are my top 3 neighborhoods so far. Would love to hear any local spots to grab a drink or a bite to eat.
braintank
Politicker
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Enterprise Account Executive
Why all UES?
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Justatitle
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Senior AE
1.) What neighborhood in Manhattan
2.) Are you 100% tied to Manhattan? (You can get a lot better vibes in areas of Brooklyn and Queens but don't let me tell you how to live your life)
duckduckgos
Opinionated
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Business Development
1. Looking at Lenox Hill, Yorkville, and East Harlem
2. I'd say i'm pretty tied to Manhattan
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
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Account Executive
I'm heading into Manhattan tonight actually.ย  I'll give you and update on how it's going. A lot of my friends who are starting to move to Brooklyn or Hoboken.
Whosaidit
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Business Development Representative
Dont bring up Boston sports unless you want to test the waters.
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