If you’ve been seeking the perfect job in New York as a travel teacher or school support professional, picture yourself working and living in lively New York City. Whether you’re an Occupational Therapist, School Psychologist, Speech Language Pathologist, School Counselor, Travel Teacher or other support professional, New York City has a world of educational career opportunities just waiting for you.
Whether you decide to call it the “Big Apple,” the “City that Never Sleeps” or “Gotham,” we know you’ll love New York City! It has buildings. It has culture. It has history. It has sports. What more could you want? The city covers 300 square miles and is home to nearly 9 million people, making it the most populous city in the United States. The city is known for being a premier gateway for legal immigration into the U.S. As a result, this linguistically diverse city has 800 languages spoken in it.
If you love museums, shopping, visiting tourist attractions, theater, award winning restaurants, urban parks and riding the subway, you will be thrilled to live in New York City. Imagine what your life would be like exploring all that this city has to offer.
New York City is made up of five boroughs and hundreds of distinct neighborhoods. Narrowing down your search may be a challenge, but at the very least you will have plenty of options. Looking for both a walkable neighborhood and a bustling nightlife? The Upper East Side is considered one of the more affordable areas of Manhattan. If trendy restaurants and waterfront views are more your speed, then look no further than Astoria. Young professionals are drawn to this Queens neighborhood because of its affordability and laid back vibes. Meanwhile Park Slope is in Brooklyn and caters towards families; however, if you are looking to rent in an area with plenty of restaurants and cafes, it might just be perfect for you. Alongside the Hudson River, you’ll find Riverdale, which is more suited to nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. And last but not least, if you are looking for a mix of urban and suburban, Fort Wadsworth is where you may feel at home.
New York City is well known as a city with diverse food options. This is because it’s home to people from so many different cultures. And since food is such a great representation of culture, New York is the place to try something new! Start off with the infamous Katz’s Delicatessen, a Jewish deli known for the “I’ll have what she’s having!” scene in When Harry Met Sally. Stop by a vegetarian South Indian food paradise, Temple Canteen, located below a Hindu Temple. Up for some late night Korean BBQ? Then try New Wonjo, which has been visited and praised by famous chefs like Andrew Zimmerman and the late Anthony Bourdain. An Italian restaurant that serves brunch? Yes, please! Try Aita Clinton Hill, known for their in-house pasta and pancakes. Every city has its most-loved diner and in New York, Ellen’s Stardust Diner is definitely a contender. Find an unforgettable meal and don’t forget to order a slice of New York cheesecake!
As far as drinks go, New York City will not disappoint as you can find an establishment to match any mood. For chill vibes and plenty of variety, Moon Cafe NYC is ideal for coffee and tea lovers. The Ms. Gorgeous Tea is quite possibly the world's prettiest drink. Science enthusiasts must visit the bar paying homage to Nikola Tesla, Patent Pending. The “Electric Messiah” drink will not disappoint. For more of a low key experience, the Rambling House serves up all of the favorite pub grub and drink.
If you are a fan of the arts, Museum of Modern Art, AKA MoMa, is home to some of the greatest avant-garde painting, multimedia and sculptures in the world. Be sure to spend plenty of time at the American Museum of Natural History which is the largest natural history museum in the world. Stop by and say “hi” to T-Rex, who has been on display for over 100 years!
Radio City Music Hall is a historic venue of unmatched elegance. There’s no place quite like it. New York City is a home to world renowned performances on Broadway. Watch the longest running play, Phantom of the Opera, or get a behind the scenes look with a tour of Broadway.
It goes without saying that while exploring NYC, Central Park is a must-see. Make it even better by using a self-guided tour. Get a birds eye view of the city by booking a ticket to the “Top of the Rock” on the Rockefeller Center skyscraper. Lights! Camera! Action! Perhaps no other place on earth seems more representative of the modern digital age than Times Square. For a truly iconic and cultural experience, visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These historical sites have welcomed more than 12 million immigrants to the U.S. and have become a poetic symbol of the American Dream.
This is just a glimpse into all there is to do in this invigorating city. Imagine how much you would enjoy living and working in New York City! Explore our exciting NYC Teaching and School Support professionals jobs today and start your journey toward a life in New York City.