Now that I’m due to move to New York City in less than six months’ time, I’ve started thinking about where to live. It’s entirely too early to reserve an apartment given the quick housing turnover rate there, but it would be nice to have the plans firmed up in my mind at least.
For a person who has difficulty ordering in restaurants because everything looks good, choosing between Manhattan neighborhoods can be a challenge. When it came time to rank anesthesiology programs, I had a list of my top five programs, each with something unique to offer. In the end, it came down to choosing a city: New York, besides being close to my extended family in Philadelphia, is a city that has more to offer than perhaps any other American city and is a place where I hope friends will want to visit!
Now it’s time to decide on Manhattan neighborhoods. On the cardinal-directionally-correct map below, I’ve listed a few advantages of two of the main contenders.