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Active, outdoorsy lifestyle in NYC?
Posted January 22nd, 2013 - 6:20 am by from San Francisco, United States (Permalink)
Hi all!
I'd love to get your advice- I have a potential opportunity to move to NYC, but I have no idea what to expect as I don't know anything about New York.

I am hesitant because I am very spoiled after living in San Francisco where I can have a fabulous active, outdoorsy lifestyle with perfect weather all the time!
How is that gonna change if I move?

What's important to me:
- living within biking distance (3-5mi) and easy public transport from my work (6th ave/ W49th st), in a place that gets some sunlight and has more of a view than a brick wall, for $1500-$2000 rent (could be roommate situation or small studio), in a fun lively neighborhood with cafes and bars
- living within biking distance of a nice climbing gym, and maybe even a pool and a yoga place
- being able to get out into real nature on the weekends, preferably backcountry backpacking and/or climbing, with public transport or Zipcar
- access to nice road biking territory (50-100 mi rides), preferably starting out from my apartment
- would love to be able to bring my motorcycle, but not sure if that makes sense, parking and traffic-wise?

Any insights you may have would be most appreciated!

Thanks,
Anne

Posted February 28th, 2013 - 6:56 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
Hey Anne,

I saw your post and I'm in a similar situation... did you end up going to NYC? I'm beginning a job there next month and am hoping to maintain a similar lifestyle as I had in Madison. I'm in to rock climbing, hiking, running, camping, snowboarding, and generally being outside and active. Ive looked into it a bit and it seems like there are plenty of opportunities in New York, but I just thought I'd ask what your experience has been like!

hope all is well!

madeline

Posted March 23rd, 2013 - 4:10 pm from New York, United States
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Posted July 15th, 2013 - 1:29 am from New York, United States
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Posted July 15th, 2013 - 1:31 am from New York, United States
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