Getting to know a neighborhood in New York is one of the most interesting and fun parts of living here. Building community, understanding the nuances of streets, bars, cafés, and cultures, and knowing what’s cool (and what’s not) makes you feel like you’re really part of the city. So, I want to hear about yours!

I’m going to catch up with one person per neighborhood for a coffee, a beer (or wine), or just a chat in a park to talk about your neighborhood.

I want to talk to you about why you love (or hate) where you live, your favorite places, and what people looking in your area should keep in mind. This should not only help people looking to move to New York, but it will also build more communities so you know who lives nearby and the things they love to do!

Sound good? Well if you’re already eager, send me an email to [email protected]!

It will take no more than an hour and we’ll distill answers to these 14 questions (to give you an idea for what we’re going for and let you have a think in advance):

10 Questions About Your Neighborhood

  1. Is it friendly for people new to the city (is it safe throughout the day and night)?
  2. Why do you like (or dislike) living in the area?
  3. Would you say it was a cheaper neighborhood, an average-priced neighborhood, or an expensive neighborhood?
  4. How would you describe a regular person living in the area and how do they live (describe an average apartment)?
  5. What is your favorite bar in the area to go with friends?
  6. Do you have a favorite spot to go alone or quietly with others (venue or not)?
  7. Do you have a favorite café or deli and what is your order?
  8. Out of 10 how would you rate the neighborhood for: Overall? Kids? Going Out? Quiet Living? Food?
  9. In a few words, how would you sum up the neighborhood?
  10. Anything else you’d like to add about the area?

4 Bonus Questions for You

  1. How do you describe yourself in one sentence?
  2. What is your favorite thing to do in the city (outside of your neighborhood)?
  3. Where do you call “home” and where are you “from”?
  4. Now’s your chance to promote whatever you want (your business, your hobby, your cool idea, or something you love)

I’ve put myself forward as Champion of Alphabet City, Josh P. Read all about my review of Alphabet City, here!

So. Are you my next Neighborhood Champion for your neighborhood? If so, send an email to [email protected] and we’ll arrange a time to meet!


Neighborhood Champions

Other Champions: Meet Nico from Cobble Hill, Meet Erin from Long Island CityMeet Rachael from FiDi/SeaportMeet Edwina from WilliamsburgMeet Scott from Greenwich VillageMeet Josh of Alphabet City

About the Author

America Josh

I had a fantastic life in Adelaide and in Australia but thought in late 2015 that it was time to do something new. I handed over control of my company, sold my house, car, and even gave away my cat (“Aslan”) to start on my journey to New York.

I arrived in New York on January 10, 2017, from Adelaide, South Australia and in March 2017, I started America Josh to help make the transition to the US from wherever you’re from just a little bit easier.

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