How to move to New York - The Guide

A step by step ebook for those wanting to move to New York

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#2 Product of the DayApril 04, 2017

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Tobias van SchneiderMaker@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
Hey friends! So excited to share this project with you. It's an e-book I wrote over the course of last year and I finally managed to publish it. It's for people who seriously consider moving to New York, especially those who're moving from outside the United States. The e-book aims to answer all the burning questions about finding a job, calculating costs of living, finding an apartment, getting the right work visa and even down to setting up all the essentials. My motivation for this book was simple: I wanted to write something that I would have LOVED to read myself when I moved to New York around 7 years ago. So you can expect no bullshit, no fluff. This e-book is meant to save you lots of trouble, trouble I, or others already went through. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have. There is also a little FAQ section on the website which may or may not answer a few of those already. Thank you for sharing and spreading the word. !IMPORTANT! Please do not get the e-book if you're not seriously considering moving to NYC. This is a STEP BY STEP guide, it's filled with practical and tactical information ready to guide you through every step along the way in case you consider moving. It's not meant to be a casual browse kinda ebook. It's for those hardcore people who want to move! Questions? Let me know! I also put up a blog post with some more information behind the ebook: http://www.vanschneider.com/how-... Cheers Tobias
Clark ValbergHiring@clarkvalberg · CEO at InVisionApp.com
@vanschneider this is a brilliant project on several levels. Congrats!
Dainis Kanopa@dainiskanopa · Entrepreneur
@vanschneider From what perspective it is created? like for foreigners who planning to move to NYC or locals?
Tobias van SchneiderMaker@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
@clarkvalberg Thank you so much Clark!
Tobias van SchneiderMaker@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
@dainiskanopa Not fully sure I fully understand the question you can say it is definitely more created out of the perspective of a foreigner.
Christopher@hvllows
@dainiskanopa @vanschneider Last paragraph of the post leads me to belive it could be for anyone moving to NYC >!IMPORTANT! Please do not get the e-book if you're not seriously considering moving to NYC. This is a STEP BY STEP guide, it's filled with practical and tactical information ready to guide you through every step along the way in case you consider moving. It's not meant to be a casual browse kinda ebook. It's for those hardcore people who want to move!
Sam Cash@sam__cash
Currently going through this minefield. Books looks great though hard to justify the $39 price tag for an ebook
Darshan Gajara@weirdowizard · Product Designer
@sam__cash Tobias also wrote an article justifying the cost of the book.
Priyanka Sharma@thepenwoman · Product Designer
@weirdowizard @sam__cash No disrespect intended, but if you really have to justify the price tag, you're doing something wrong.
Tobias van SchneiderMaker@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
@sam__cash Hey Sam! I was briefly mentioning this in my blog post. The cost is currently slightly more than two cocktails in New York ($15 each) which is how I like to compare it. This ebook is definitely for those who're determined to move and I personally would have paid triple that price for something like it. It may be expensive for some, but considering you're moving to the second most expensive city in the US with it, I think this is a fair price tag.
Braxton Huff@3raxton · Founder of Porter, Creator, UI Designer
@thepenwoman @weirdowizard @sam__cash I agree, I feel that $39 is a pretty ridiculous price. Without a sample of a few pages or the most viable chapter, I don't see myself buying it unless I feel I absolutely need it.
Tobias van SchneiderMaker@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
@3raxton @thepenwoman @weirdowizard @sam__cash Hey Braxton! This is the best answer yet and is very much what I wanted to achieve. Don't buy it if you're not considering moving, but if you do, you will love this because it will make the process a lot easier and headache free.
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab · Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
This is awesome work, @vanschneider! I loved seeing the evolution of this idea through your newsletter. If I ever move to NYC, this is the first thing I'd read, even though I've visited and explored the city before. Would you consider making a generalized excerpt about moving to ANY city? I feel like that could be a useful starting point to consider which questions to ask as you're moving somewhere else. Always nice to see some things from a designer's perspective, as we sweat the details and experiential things. Looking forward to seeing this as part of your May 1st Reboot project too!
Tobias van SchneiderMaker@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
@kunalslab Hey Kunal! Thank you so much! Yes, the pre-order process was a really nice experience and I hope people who pre-ordered felt that too. Lots of questions I got via that process shaped the book as well. Honestly, I love your idea, I'm not sure if I'm equipped enough to make one for every city but I will see how well this could apply to other cities as well. One of the main things in this ebooks is definitely also the move to the US, from the perspective of a foreigner.
Jesse ✌️@jessethanley · Backpack Internet
Ah-ma-zing. Always have been fascinated by New York and have a bunch of friends who plan on moving there soon without any idea on to how to pull it off. Will be sending them this link! Beautiful lander too. Nice work mate.
Ana Medina@ana_m_medina · engineer, designer, geek, cs dropout
this in print would be an amazing gift to all my Bay Area friends trying to leave the tech scene here for the NYC one :p Excited to check it out!
Tobias van SchneiderMaker@vanschneider · Designer & Maker
@ana_m_medina They Ana! I would assume they would have no problem "downgrading" to New York, as from what I know, the Bay Area seems even more expensive (:
Raechel Lambert@raechel_lambert · Product Marketing
@ana_m_medina yep! I'm a techie planning to end up in NYC long term to be closer to my family in Boston while still being able to take on a new adventure!