Since starting this site I’ve received a lot of questions along the lines of:
“I want to move to New York City to pursue art, singing, acting, dancing, photography…but its never going to happen. There is no way I can afford to live there.”
There is nothing new about my story. Since the first wave of immigrants passed through Ellis Island, millions of people have flocked to New York City to pursue a better life. It is a city built on dreams. Thousands come with the changing seasons and leave just as fast as summer crept out the back door.
I graduated from Northeastern University in 2013 in with an absurd amount of debt and a degree in I still don’t know what I want to do with my life.
Actually, I knew what I wanted to do. What I wanted to do scared me more than anything, that is how I knew I had to do it. Two weeks after graduation I caught the 6 A.M Greyhound bus from Boston to New York City and landed in Spanish Harlem with a little under $1,500 to my name. Comfort is the enemy of achievement.
I am launching a YouTube Channel. I share weekly advice on how to live in New York City as a broke twenty-something. I don’t mean broke as in your parents forgot to pay your first and last months rent. I’m talking about the artists, the actors, singers, and dreamers who will have to work a day job to pay for the chance to potentially make it happen.
I created this channel to share tips and advice I’ve picked up over the past year and a half since moving to New York City in order to help anyone who has ever even thought about moving here to pursue their passion come up with a realistic plan to make it happen.
Subscribe for new videos every Sunday night, outlining tips and advice I wish I had known before I moved here, everything from how to live in a 200 sq ft studio apartment with your girlfriend, how to leverage Craigslist, where to find the best thrift shops, and more.
I want to hear from you! What questions do you have about moving to New York City? Tweet @erikconover with the #askeriknyc or comment below to have your questions answered in a video.