Harlem

Harlem

Surely, for those of us moving to New York after years in various postings in Africa and Asia, the first barrier to making the most of our new surroundings is coming to terms with the high apartment rental costs in this city. Finding a tolerable balance between rent...
Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island

For many UN families unfamiliar with NYC the choice of a place to live can be quite challenging. Very often they base this important decision on the proximity to work and schools, easy commute and cost of living. Some go by the recommendation from friends and this is...
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Park Slope, Brooklyn

When we arrived in New York City 4 years ago we temporary rented an apartment on Roosevelt Island. We liked the slower pace of the island but decided that wanted a neighborhood with a bit more vibe and charm so we started looking for apartments in different areas......
Long Island City

Long Island City

OK, I have a confession to make: I did not know Long Island City before we signed the lease on our current apartment. It was not the first time we were posted to NY, we thought we knew about the neighborhoods in general and we had a pretty good idea that we absolutely...
Upper East Side

Upper East Side

I just liked saying ​Chappaqua​.... When I first learned we would be moving to New York in 2016, I imagined settling in this picturesque Westchester town. I had heard about its amazing public schools and charming spacious homes with wraparound gardens—an idyllic...