The decision to move to New York City can be a complex process that affects you personally as well as professionally. NYC Daily Life and related links highlight the richness of resources available to NYC residents, and show that many resources and services are equally or more accessible in New York City as elsewhere. This section identifies resources which provide answers to the questions most frequently asked by recruits.
Child Care and Schools for Your Children
- NYU Family Care provides on-line information and resources and personalized assistance to help current faculty, staff, and recruits understand the educational system in NYC and identify educational options for young children through high school. Email, phone, and face-to-face meetings are available upon request.
- The NYC Department of Education and Inside Schools provide up-to-date information about NYC's public school system, as well as timelines and tools to identify your zoned school.
- Considering a move to Brooklyn? NYC School Help provides information and support about child care and school options in many of Brooklyn's neighborhoods.
Doctors and Medical Resources
Selecting a physician is a very personal process, and it can be especially challenging when you are in the midst of a move to a new city or geographic region. To assist you as you get settled at NYU, we have compiled a list of ideas to help you identify a physician.
- Before you start your search for a new physician, be sure to check with your health insurance provider to make sure you will be covered through your move dates.
- Seek a referral from your current physician.
- Ask colleagues for their recommendations on this and other issues.
- Utilize the Physician Referral Service offered by the NYU Medical Center on the web or speak with a referral specialist by phone (888-769-8633). If you decide to use the on-line search mechanism, make certain that you are in the "Basic Search Mode," then choose your Medical Specialty and enter the zip code for your home address. You can also screen further by specifying which medical plan you will use.
- If you have selected a medical plan, search for doctors using their site specific search engine.
- Review the information provided by New York Magazine in their annual Best Doctors issue.
Additional guidance about identifying a Pediatrician is available on the Family Care website.
Employment for Your Spouse or Partner
- NYU Talent Management Office lists job opportunities on the NYU campus. Policies concerning relocation expenses related to employment may be found here.
- Metro New York/Southern Connecticut HERC lists academic and non-academic positions on over 40 college and university campuses in the NY Metro area. The site also includes a link to the New Jersey HERC.
- NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers non-credit programs that address career and education planning and test preparation to assist career changers and those re-entering the workforce.
- Job Search Central offers free career counseling, workshops, and an abundance of resources to help job seekers.
- Popular Job Search Engines available on the Web include: www.idealist.org, www.indeed.com and www.simplyhired.com.
- Sperling's Best Places and Salary.com compares living standards in your current residence with NYC.
- U.S. Census Bureau - American Fact Finder provides easy access to demographic information on most communities across the U.S.
- NYC Department of Planning provides easy access to information about NYC's 50 community districts including demographics, resources, services, and needs.
- NYU Benefits Office can provide you with general information about the University's benefits packages and retirement options.
- Pet-Friendly Hotels
- Moving Tips for Pets identifies questions and concerns about moving pets and provides practical tips and answers to ensure a safe and happy experience for you and your pet.
- Traveling With Your Pet identifies places to stay along the way, travel tips, and more.
- AAA Petbook provides on-line Tips for Traveling with Your Pet.
- Veterinarians, Doggie Day Care, Walkers, and more are available here.
Find Your Way Around NYC
Most of Manhattan is designed in a grid pattern. Fifth Avenue divides the borough and the streets into East and West. Avenues run north (uptown) and south (downtown) and the Streets run east-west across the island. The NYC Street Finder can help determine the nearest cross streets for addresses on Manhattan's avenues. Click here for a printable version of the street finder.
Find locations of area parks, hotels, landmarks and more here.
Temporary accommodations such as bed and breakfasts and extended-stay suites are great ways to stay in the city while looking for an apartment. Hotels are available at this site. Those offering an NYU discount can be found here.
NYU Office of Faculty Housing and Residential Services includes information about rental properties, opportunities for sublets, and the FAQs explain if you are eligible for faculty housing and the procedure for seeking placement and exploring your option(s). Click here for the Provost's Statement of Policy on Faculty Housing.
The New York Times Real Estate search engine makes looking for a rental or purchase easy.
Sabbatical Homes lists academic homes and apartments that are available for trades, long or short-term rentals, or sublets.
Short-Term Rentals are available without paying a hefty finder's fee. Try the following resources.
- Cyber Rentals Vacation Properties
- No Fee Rentals
- Rent Hop
- Sublet.com provides listings of apartments directly from owners. Easily accessible information about neighborhoods.
- Vacation Rentals by Owner
- Urban Sherpa is a free, real-time database of no fee rental apartments in Manhattan with market statistics and trends.
StreetEasy allows a variety of options to search for a home or apartment including price, neighborhood, building, zoned schools, and more.
The Village Voice classifieds features listings of apartments to rent, sublet, and purchase.
Additionally, the NYC Rent Guidelines Board is a source of information about NYC tenants' rights and responsibilities, rent increases, and more.