New York truly is the city that never sleeps making it one of the most attractive places for curious people. Mainly because it is the city of mystery, the dream city. Many people want to live in here and millions have already made their dream true. It is the embodiment of the American Dream where freedom and a bright future await all. New York will welcome you with sparkling skyscrapers that cover the sun, long straight streets, which are filled with the noise of the crowd and the blaring horns of taxis and Dutch style historic buildings set on cobblestone pavements. New York is a very different and unique city, it knows how to make an impression on visitors and yet still surprise the locals. So it is no coincidence that people will travel great distances to be here, it could be relocation from Houston to New York or just about anywhere worldwide to the Big Apple. New York really is a city of diversity and wonder where the world meets America. household
It should be noted there are many neighborhoods within New York City, each with its own distinctive characteristics and history the flavor of which can only be understood by standing among the people and living it. The number of attractions that you will definitely want to see after you moving from Houston to NY is simply massive. But, one of the best things about this place is that you can get everywhere pretty quickly on the subway leaving you free to combine an overview of the city with a little shopping.
In recent years, New York has received the well-deserved status as one of the fashion capitals of the world, where shopping can be elevated to the rank of art. There are a huge variety of outlets: chic boutiques of famous brands, small shops displaying the works of young and upcoming designers, huge department stores of readymade garments and sewing studios on request. If it is cool and can be found, you will find it right here. If you are looking for exclusivity then the place to find it is 5th Avenue in downtown Manhattan. This street is one of the largest and most expensive shopping areas in the world and has just about ever designer label you can thing of and more for clothes, shoes, perfume and luxury goods.
One of the best features of the city is not something that you would normally think of when it comes to moving around but New York is actually a very convenient to walk around, especially when sightseeing, and looking for cafes and restaurants. Recently, New York was named the metropolis that is the most suited for walking, thanks to the pedestrian zones in different parts of the city. As the years go by and more and more people come to the city, especially tourists, the number of cars shrinks and slowly the more touristy locations are becoming pedestrian only zones. It is one of the most surprising features of the city. When people move from Houston to New York they often write and tell me about their adventures and most often people comment on how easy it is to walk around.
However, if you come from Houston to New York in your car and plan to explore the surrounding areas with it, please note that travel can often be difficult especially in the dense weekday traffic jams, which are frequent. And I can already hear you objecting saying that Houston is also famous for its traffic jams. And yes it is, I totally agree. In 2011, residents of Houston spent 52 hours per year sitting in traffic jams. Nevertheless, Houston is only ranked sixth in the list of cities with the biggest traffic jams after Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and of course New York.
Moreover, it is quite difficult to find free parking with an empty space. But while there are many paid parking lots spaces can often be tough to find. If you are lucky enough then you can pay for them through special parking cards or in cash to a valet. Parking fees depend on the location (usually the center is the more expensive location), the day of week and time at which you park.
If we look at the differences and compare Houston to New York you will find that they really are contrasting cities. The climate in New York is not like one in Houston. While the summer is hot and humid here in NY, with an average temperature of 72-77 °F (approximately the same as in March and April in Houston) it is nothing like the 100° and more that you find in Texas. Winters in New York are also colder. The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is 32 °F. As you can see, that is a good 20-25 degrees cooler than in Houston. Spring and autumn are relatively mild but the proximity to the ocean influences the weather, so any season can present surprises and New York can sometimes be quite a wet city. Luckily the tall buildings block out a lot of the worst weather and the subways mean you never have to be out in it for long.
But regardless of the weather isn't it time you swapped the dry for the designer and the humid for the heavenly culture of New York City?