Many of the famous movies and TV shows that we know and love, portray New York city. People who have not visited NYC for themselves may not understand that life in the Big Apple is not like the shows depict. There are many myths that we believe when looking at the city through the big screen.
However, people who have lived there for many years say that it is just like living in any other big city, with some added benefits off course. New York is full of hustle and talent. Young people wanting to kick-start their careers in art or broadcast, come to the Big Apple to make their dreams a reality.
Many of them are even okay with renting a room in a co-living space in the busy city, just to see if they can make it. Below are a few myths we may have believed about NYC.
NYC Myths Debunked
New York is Dangerous
On contrary, it is actually one of the safest places to live, not just in the country but also in the world.
Single Women Live in a Nice 1 Bedroom Apartment in Manhattan
This is not true. The idea has become romanticized by the movies we watch like Sex and the City.
Everyone Goes to Broadway shows
Again this is not true. Most Broadway shows cost over $100 so it is not really frequented by the average person.
Everyone is Rude
This goes along with the misconception that people in NYC are very busy and don’t even have time to speak to each other. Like most places, NYC has all kinds of people.
All Young People are Supported by Their Parents
This is also not true. Most youngsters who come to the Big Apple to make their mark, often rent cheap apartments or co-living spaces so that they save on expenses while getting settled in their careers.
It is Too Crowded
NYC is a big place and there is enough space for people to walk, unhindered.
Everything is Just Around the Corner
Despite the movies depicting this, it isn’t true. Due to popular movies, people have gotten this misconception which couldn’t be further from the truth.
The Poor have to Settle for an Industrial Loft as Accomodation
This is not true, especially with options like co-living apartments and houses for rent. Even those living on a budget can afford to get a nice home to live in.
Everyone Lives Near the Empire State Building
NYC is such a big city however, on TV shows and movies we see that everyone has a view of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty from their bedroom or office window.
The City Never Sleeps
This is not true. If you do visit NYC you will find that lots of places close at night, especially the poorer areas. Any place that could potentially get robbed is closed, even the Times Square closes at a certain time every day.
See NYC For Yourself
Above is just a short list of some of the myths we hear about NYC. If you really want to see which is true, visit the Big Apple and experience it for yourself.