Life in New York, New York

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to New York, New York? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in New York?
Steve reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
New York has two weeks of spring and two weeks of fall. The rest is too hot and too cold. Hot humid summers and frigid freezing winters. The weather is a little warmer than the suburbs, but still regularly falls in the 20's and 30's. Summers in sweltering 80's and 90's with humidity. Snow too, though again, not as much as upstate.Crime is everywhere. In Manhattan, where I lived on the upper west side, housing projects were next to expensive condominiums. Since you have to walk everywhere, you're always a target. Best to always stick to areas where there are people and stay away from the housing projects on Columbus avenue, if you're on the upper west side.Generally, best parts are Central Park South, 5th/Park from 59th to 86th, and on the west side Broadway and West End Avenue from about 72 to 92nd street. Talking about Manhattan.There are some friendly people but many more unfriendly ones. Try walking on the crowded streets and see who stands aside as you try to walk--everyone expects you to. People are curt, and mean, and blunt, but there are exceptions.
Downtown AreaSchoolsSingle lifeNoise
The shopping on the upper west side (Zabars and the like) is very nice. And very expensive.If you go to public school, bring a knife.Actually yes. A lot of single people there.No unusual ones, just all the cars, buses, jackhammers, garbage trucks, trucks, honking horns, etc.
town comparison vs.General comments  
There is nothing like New York, nothing as crowded or obscene. Boston is a smaller version.Prison. Crowded. Noisy. Buses (beep beep beep), jackhammers, repointing bricks with drills, cars slamming over metal plates in the ground. Horns honking, garbage trucks using hydrolic lifts to lift large metal garbage cans and slam them down. Every inch of sidewalk peed and defocated on multiple times.  
Are you thinking of moving or relocating to New York, New York? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in New York?
Erika Cox reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
The weather in New York City has its extremes. I was there in July and it was very hot, over 90 degrees, with very little in the way of a breeze unless you are close to the water. The summer temperatures can average 90 degrees. The winter temperatures can see below zero degrees with snowstorms and blizzards as a common occurrence. Because the city is on the coast, the wind can make winters extremely cold. The rainiest times of the year occur during the spring months. The city doesn't experience much in the way of earthquakes, tornadoes, or hurricanes, but these natural occurrences can happen as we saw a couple of years ago with an earthquake and hurricane Sandy.From what I heard, New York City's crime is no longer what it use to be. When I visited, I was not as concerned about being a victim of crime. The Times Square area is pretty safe. Of course, anything can happen so it's important to not make yourself a victim. Some areas, especially at night, did seem a little unsafe. While visiting Harlem, I felt okay but not completely safe, especially when it became obvious we were tourists. But we ended up walking several blocks from Harlem to Manhattan and didn't encounter any problems.The worst part of the town to me is the upper parts of Harlem, like 135th street. I visited 125th street, across the street from the Apollo, and felt a little unsafe. Most of the people who live in that area are African-American and Hispanic American but that's not why I didn't feel completely safe. It was because there are a number of homeless, mentally-impaired, and drug users roaming the streets. The homes are the typical older, brownstone homes common in the city.New York City is truly a melting pot of different races, ethnicities, upper-class, lower-class people. Most of lower Manhattan would be considered mid-to-upper class and white-collar workers. There's a mixture of young and old people but mostly younger, single people live in Manhattan. The East side is the wealthy area. There are literally people from all parts of the world that live there. Most everyone in Manhattan lives in an apartment or condo. There are some houses in Brooklyn and Queens.
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSingle lifeNoise
There are hundreds of places to shop. Macy's is one place you have to go and shop. It has two or three levels and takes up a half a block or more.Personally, I live Bubba Gump Seafood Restaurant. The lines are long but the food is delicious and not too expensive.This city seems to have more singles than couples, so there are plenty of places for singles to go.There are so many cabs and cars on the street that you will hear honking of horns all night long.
town comparison vs.Tourist attractionsGeneral comments 
Compared to Jersey City and Newark, I rather live in New York City any day. Yes, there's crowding issues, an overflow of taxi cabs, and noise all day and night long, but as far as I'm concerned it has so much more to offer than Jersey City and Newark which seemed to be on the boring side. Also Newark and Jersey City seemed to be more unsafe than New York.The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ripley's Believe it or not, a trip to the top of the Empire State building that overlooks the city. You can see all of Central Park, a walk through Central Park, Chinatown is very interesting, and ride on the State Island Ferry, NBC studios, Rockefeller Center, Trump hotel, and shopping at every store in Midtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village, and Chinatown, a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge.New York City is a very busy town. To me, the people rush for no reason. I went to a clothing store and the clerks were rushing around helping people, stocking items, etc. And I thought, why are they rushing? I could live there if I thought spending more than a thousand per month on a one-bedroom was reasonable. There are plenty of places to shop and eat, but the city moves too fast for me. 
New York, New York population: 8175133

How many black people live in New York? How many white people?
Number of White People3597341Percentage of White people44%
Number of Black People2228145Percentage of Black people27.3%
Number of Hispanic People2521041Percentage of Hispanic people30.8%
Number of Asian People1159017Percentage of Asian people14.2%
Number of American Indian People111749Percentage of American Indian people1.4%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

New York, New York

Percent college grads: 33.3%
Percent grad school grads: 13.5%
Unemployment rate: 8.8
Median house value: 513900
Median income: 50285

How many singles in New York?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
7244337341230.99men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
2566552963540.87men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
2057942843650.72men for each woman

Crimes in New York, New York
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault273090%2%
Auto Theft103190%1%

Weather History for New York, New York

New York, New York Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0003378556060800
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for New York, New York?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year75461022
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year012931849313935871

How many hot humid days a year does New York, New York have?
How many cloudy days a year does New York, New York have?
How many sunny days a year does New York, New York have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does New York, New York have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year75356900964699119

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.