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.


Family Considerations

Child Care and Schools for Your Children

  • Work Life provides information, resources, and personalized support to help current faculty, staff, and recruits understand the educational system in NYC and identify childcare and educational options for young children through high school. The Program Director of Childcare & Education, Helga Yuan Larsen, is also available for consultations.
  • 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Seek a referral from your current physician.
  3. Ask colleagues for their recommendations on this and other issues.
  4. Visit Patient Care at NYU Langone Health online portal.
  5. If you have selected a medical plan, search for doctors using their site specific search engine.
  6. Review the information provided by New York Magazine in their annual Best Doctors issue.

Finally, as you evaluate your options you might also want to consider the common sense guidance and helpful questions in How To Choose a Doctor from

Employment for Your Spouse or Partner

Financial Considerations

Pet Care

  • 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.
  • Use your Bright Horizons back-up care days in exchange for quality pet care for cats and dogs! Bright Horizons now offers walking, sitting, and boarding services, all provided by industry-leading pet care companies Wag! and Rover. Connect with local caregivers who will treat your pets like family. Exchange one back-up care use for a variety of Wag! services or a $100 Rover credit.

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 or Airbnb 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).

Download the Provost's Statement of Policy on Faculty Housing (FACULTY HOUSING PRINCIPLES AND PRIORITIES).

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.

Corporate apartments are available at the Chelsea-based Chelsmore Apartments and Furnished Quarters, which offers furnished short- and long-term apartments in the NYC metro area. 

Short-Term Rentals are available without paying a hefty finder's fee. Try the following resources.

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.