The Big Apple is a city full of flashing lights and exciting landmarks. Steeped in history, yet on the cutting edge of the 21st century, this city is a great place for a weekend adventure or a networking excursion. It’s also an incredible, albeit challenging, place to call home. After all, it has world-class transportation, acres of public green space, and abundant job opportunities, but it also has some of the highest living costs in the U.S., is notoriously congested, and runs amuck with tourists. Yet, despite the drawbacks, most people who live here couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

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