strawboy1230 wrote:rayiner wrote:but in my opinion NYC is an amazing city to live in as a young professional.
It's a terrible place to live as a young professional. Things you want as a lawyer working 80 hours a week:
1) A nice apartment. The time you spend sleeping, showering in the morning, and brushing your teeth in the evening is going to be a big chunk of your free time. A dirty old NYC studio isn't conducive to maximizing that time.
2) Nice clean subway, nice clean streets. Getting from your apartment to your office each day is also going to comprise a big chunk of your "me time" during the day.
3) Good restaurants, nearby to your office and your house. Meals are going to make up most of the rest of your "me time" during the day.
New York is great for (3), but sucks for (1) and (2). This matters, b/c as an associate, you're not going to have time to go to lots of plays, etc.
New York seems like a great place to be an aspiring actor or musician, artist, or really anyone else who isn't caught up in the rat race and can take advantage of all the art, culture, and attractive people.
Lol you've never been to NYC have you?
I'm here right now. Had a nice salmon dinner at a cute Brazilian place in the east village while staring at the pile of trash across the street.