1 // I LOVE NEW YORK.
Millions of people New York causes associations that can not be explained. Concrete jungle where dreams come true. More than 250,000 people move here annually. Often, these people begin to work in a restaurant or shop, gradually paving the way for the American dream. That is why they love New York – not because everything is possible here, but because everything can be achieved here.
2 // DEMOGRAPHICS
Nearly 1.7 million people live in Manhattan, while the island’s territory is only 23 square miles. It is especially important that in New York a large part of the population is young professionals with high wages, whose average annual income exceeds $ 100,000. This may sound like an impressive amount, but when you pay an average rent of 3,500 US dollars, this figure is relative. The city simply attracts people with high potential and talent, and they can get work in almost any field.
3 // CULTURE
New York proudly calls itself the city with the most diverse population in the world. Here people live from almost all over the world. This leads to unique multicultural diversity, reflected in a wide range of events and restaurants. In New York, you can go to dinner every time a new restaurant for the rest of your life! Broadway and Lincoln Center offer the best shows, concerts, ballet and opera throughout the year.
4 // TOURISM
In 2012, New York celebrated a record 52-million visitor to the city (an increase of 2.1 percent compared to 2011) and continues to hold the palm among the cities that are worth visiting among the first. About 20% of tourists from this number are guests from other countries. The level of filling hotels – 90%. The total income from tourism is about 70 billion US dollars.
5 // BUSINESS
Tourism is the fifth largest industry in New York. In addition to tourism, the 5 main industries for New York include legal and financial services, media, advertising and fashion. It is noteworthy that thanks to the efforts of Mayor Bloomberg, New York today has the fastest growing technological industry in all of the United States of America. Although online trading has turned Wall Street into a museum, New York is still home to most of the Fortune-100 companies.
6 // FASHION
In New York, the fashion industry employs more than 173,000 people, which, in turn, accounts for 5.7% of the city’s total workforce. New York annually attracts hundreds of thousands of fashion lovers and is home to more than 75 major exhibition shows and thousands of showrooms. Leading fashion houses are located here, led by the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons, a new design school.
7 // EDUCATION
More than a hundred universities located in New York are home to more than a million students. In Manhattan, there are such universities as Columbia (the university is located at the intersection of 116th and Broadway, Upper East Side) and New York University (Washington Square, Greenwich Village), but there are also many other public and private , universities providing the highest level of education, such as the New School and Cornell University .
8 // WEATHER
New York is a sunny city. In Central Park, you can watch the sun 234 days a year. In addition, you have a great opportunity to enjoy the “white Christmas” and go skiing just 5 hours away from the city. Summer in New York is hot and humid and therefore many residents leave the city to enjoy Hampton Beach, which is located just a few hours from the city. Spring, Indian summer, as well as months like May-June and September-October, are the best time to visit.
9 // INVESTMENT EFFICIENCY
There are two types of income that a property owner can receive. The first is if you decide to rent an apartment. In this case, your income (minus total fees and taxes) will be from 2.50 to 3.00 US dollars per 1,000 US dollars of invested capital, which means 3.0-3.6% of net profit. In addition, you can expect a higher income after real estate valuation. According to a study by Douglas Elliman, the last ten years have shown an annual increase in the market price of real estate by 2.5% (including the financial crisis of 2008-2009!).
10 // CHEAPER THAN MOSCOW
New York may seem like an expensive city, but it’s not the most expensive city to live in. In fact, he is ranked 9th in the world when it comes to real estate, and is in the ranking below such cities as Tokyo (No. 8), Paris (No. 4) and Monaco (No. 1).