Sunday, November 22, 2015
Moving to New York City
This past October I moved to New York City to start my new job. It has been a bit of a hectic experience, but now I'm finally settling down so it's time to update my blog. I'm working at the American Museum of Natural History, specifically with the BDNYC group helping with a variety of tasks related to their science (brown dwarfs) and their students (of which there are quite a few).
In this post I'll describe my move and some of what I've been up to.
Moving From Chile
Searching for Apartments
I had a perfect plan for searching for apartments, however, like most plans, it didn't go exactly as I wanted it to go. I had a temporary place booked with airbnb and this was very useful as it gave me an address to work with and put down on my job. I ended up using nakedapartments to search for places and contacted a brooker to find additional ones. It was a lot of walking around and not all the places were nice or well kept. Furthermore, places filled up fast or where already taken by the time we got to visit them or submit the application. Regardless, I was able to find a great place within my budget in the upper parts of Manhattan, in Inwood. It was a tense experience, but I was finally able to start moving the day before I had to leave my temporary place. Even without the front key, I went and checked out some basic furniture at IKEA to have it delivered the following day. It's now been about a month since I moved in and my place is looking nice.
Starting the Job
Onward to Adventure