Are you a finance or business major or just find the finance world to be glamorous? If you answered the question with a resounding “yes,” then perhaps you may want to move to the Financial District. For some background, the Financial District is located just below City Hall Park and includes most of the area in the south of Manhattan (excluding Battery Park and Battery Park City). If you or your friends have ever dreamed or written in your diary about being a power broker on Wall Street or just want to experience the quintessential New York business attitude, then come on by!
The first neighborhood in this series may be one of the most iconic and eclectic. It is located on 15th to 39th Streets between the Hudson River and Sixth Avenue. There is as much to do, see, and eat in this neighborhood as there is sand on the beach. If you ever stumble into this neighborhood and want a guide on what to do and whom to see, then this is the guide for you!
Income and Financial Stability for renters:
Most landlords in New York City desire tenants who are financially stable and able to pay their rent consistently. Thus, these landlords have stipulated that to rent an apartment, you must earn 40-50 times what the monthly rental is (base salary, not including bonuses or overtime). For example, if you want to rent an apartment for $1,500 a month, you must make at least $60,000 a year. Moreover, each renter should have an established credit history that is sufficiently high enough (each landlord is different and requirements may vary; that being said, an average of 650 among all three credit scores is desired). This requirement is to protect both landlord and tenant.
In this series we merely introduce you to the cultural ubiquity that is New York City.
8 million people. 5 boroughs. Only one Big Apple.
Throughout New York, people refer to Manhattan as “The City”, for example; “Hey James, let’s go to The City this weekend and hit the links at Chelsea Piers” or “That new Brazilian place, Brazil Brazil, was awesome. Let’s go back and order the fried plantains next time.” Even though Manahttan is the center of culture, art, and fashion, however, it is not the epitome of what being a New Yorker is all about. There are four other boroughs that contain the majority of the population. The other boroughs are New York: Staten Island; with its famous Hylan Boulevard), Brooklyn; with its amazing pizza at Di Fara’s and Grimaldi’s, Queens with its world-known Arthur Ashe Stadium, and The Bronx with it’s internationally sought after zoo.