New York City's nicknames 'the City that Never Sleeps' and 'the Big Apple' tell you pretty much you need to know about the American capital - a hub of modern-day hustle and bustle.
For corporate expats visiting a new place for work, staying in a property that makes them feel at home, where they can be self-sufficient, is important. Ordinary hotel rooms and standard B&Bs may offer the regular services and a normal experience, but self-catering accommodation in New York City goes that extra mile.
A self-catered experience can be enjoyed at any of Situ's business housing in New York City. This is thanks to the guarantee that each of our serviced apartment options comes with a fully equipped kitchen, on-site washing facilities, an allocated parking space, spacious living and dining rooms, as well as access to free Wifi.
Bookers don't need to limit themselves to these guarantees either. When browsing, bookers can pick and choose self-contained accommodation in New York City depending on whether it has en-suite bathrooms, a garden, a balcony, an on-site gym or restaurant, and much more. We source fully furnished corporate housing and apart-hotels in New York City in only the most convenient locations too. Corporates can browse our range based on whether they want to be in New York City centre or on the outskirts, by a train station or near an airport, near a networking venue or next to a café.
Home to over eight million people, making it the most populated US city, New York City is the beating heart of New York state. The city’s population is spread across five boroughs, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island. The latter three surround the New York Harbour, one of the largest of its kind in the world. This harbour is where the Hudson River and the North Atlantic Ocean meets.
Each of the boroughs has its own unique characteristics and feel about them, but it is often Manhattan which is dubbed the core and centre of New York City. It very densely populated, which is no surprise when famous spots such as Times Square, Central Park and the New York Stock Exchange are all packed into its 23 square mile landmass, as the smallest of the New York boroughs.
The city as a whole makes up the far southeastern section of the New York state, alongside Long Island, whilst the nearest major cities include Philadelphia (south) in Pennsylvania and Boston in Massachusetts. It would a few hours in the car to reach either of these cities, but fortunately, the city does have two nearby international airports; John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty, both within 15 miles of New York city centre meaning anyone can travel domestically and overseas simply enough. We have corporate temporary housing and self-catering accommodation in New York City all over the area to ensure bookers can pick and choose where they want to situate themselves based on their travel plans.
The city's economic performance is hard to ignore, after all, contributing to a state economy that would rank as the tenth-largest economy globally if it were a country. Specifically, though, New York City shines brightly as the 'financial centre of the world', which makes sense considering the city is home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges; NYSE and NASDAQ. It is hard to look past the city's famous Wall Street as well.
Technology, real estate, healthcare, media and insurance are also highly supportive sectors of the city's economy. The way only seems to be up as well for the 'Big Apple', with projections suggesting NYC's GDP could rise to $2.5 trillion by 2035, meaning the city would be the richest on the globe.
However, in a city that has more billionaires than any other worldwide, what can an average visiting expat expect to profit from once they arrive? Those looking to find a new job will be encouraged that employment rates are impressively low. Potential business starters will appreciate the numerous tax incentives and support schemes which companies such as 'START-UP NY' offer.
It’s these support systems that have led people to believe that New York City is the 'top city to open a small business in America', within the 'most business-friendly state'. Businesses small and large have access to a market of over 65 million visitors which visit the city every year too. Ultimately, millions of expats visit the city each year for a reason, and we have a variety of business housing in New York City to suit any corporate travel plans.
Making the step to move, relocate or even just visit New York City is a big decision. Whilst it is good to know that living in the ‘Big Apple’ means you are living in a region that produces enough apples to offer you at least one to eat per day, there are many more important things to consider.
Another nickname suggests this; ‘the City that Never Sleeps’. NYC is always alive and lively and this can be welcomed or unwelcomed depending on the visitor's preference. The city is often compared to a jungle full of endless possibilities, which makes it like no other location in the world. That uniqueness does come at a pretty sizeable cost though, and you must budget accordingly beforehand to avoid being left disappointed too early into your trip.
Despite the small issue of money, around 300,000 people still move to the city on average each year. Expats are attracted to the idea that NYC is both a land of opportunity and a melting pot of celebrated diversity, culture and a mixture of different lifestyles. Yet, despite the very welcoming atmosphere of all ways of life in the city, NYC does have some iconic attractions which highlight its own history and heritage such as the famous Central Park. Despite not being one of the city largest, the city park is the most visited in the US, acting essentially as the lungs of New York. Blessed with beautiful views, scenery and nature, the park is well worth visiting for a walk.
You can’t talk about New York City though without mentioning famous attractions including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge or the Empire State Building. The Statue of Liberty is a majestic sculpture located on Liberty Island on New York Habour and was actually a gift given by the French in the 1880s. Nevertheless, her representation of US independence and freedom is greatly adored by Americans and is rightly one of the world’s most recognised sites. Now, there’s so much more we could talk about regarding life in the ‘Big Apple’ city, but only by visiting and living in extended stay, self-contained accommodation in New York City can you really appreciate what this one-of-kind place is all about.
The New York City area is supported by three airports; the John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty International (EWR) – which altogether support the travel of around 40 million passengers every year. Guests staying at self-catering accommodation in New York City can appreciate having any one of these airports nearby, whether they are staying in the northern, eastern or western region of the city.
Be aware though as the New York airport system is the second busiest in the world, after London. Due to the congested airspace, there could a be chance that flights are delayed.
The simplest and quickest way to navigate around New York City is via the subway. The network is truly embedded into the lives of all New Yorkers, operating 24 hours per day and seven days per week. The system is one of the world’s oldest, largest and most-used in the world and covers over 400 subway stations throughout the NYC boroughs.
Around 5 million passengers take a ride on the subway every day, so you should expect stations to be busy. The prices are pretty reasonable though. When you buy a MetroCard, the cost of a single ride is only $2.75 and that will take you almost anywhere in the city.
However, the one place the subway won’t take you is Staten Island, but a popular way to reach the NYC borough is by ferry. Being a waterfront city, New York City has multiple ferry routes across a vast system that connects the various islands with the mainland boroughs. The price of a single ferry ride is the same as a single subway journey, $2.75.
For more information about the different ferry routes and systems, visit the ‘Getting Around’ section of the NYC Official Guide website.
The last mode of transport we wanted to talk about are buses. They compliment the subway well, allowing business travellers to reach more specific locations where their business housing in New York City may be based. Most bus routes run 24/7 at intervals between 5 and 15 minutes, but you must do your research beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Buses are popular as the locals recognise their importance when it comes to making the city more environmentally friendly. More and more electrical models are being introduced as well, with an all-electric bus fleet expected by 2040.
Serviced apartments and self-catering accommodation can be described as more like ‘home away from homes’. Available for both short or long term corporate stays, self-catering accommodation in New York City are a form of fully furnished and facilitated housing that allows guests to live away from home throughout business trips, with easy access to everything they need.
Corporate guests staying in self-catering accommodation in New York City can expect to have a range of home-like facilities at their disposal when they book a stay, with the minimum being, a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and internet access, a TV, laundry facilities, available parking and a housekeeping service.
Unlike hotels, serviced apartments in New York City are located, equipped and designed with corporate travellers in mind, including a range of home-like amenities complimented by hotel-like services.
Prices start from at least $139 per night at 347 West Apartment. Get in touch with us if you want to learn more about self-catering accommodation in New York City.