New York City is the most diverse community in the country. Every aspect of the city is unique in it’s own way. From the people you’ll meet to the places you’ll go – there’s an adventure waiting on every corner. But being a New Yorker isn’t easy, especially as a millennial. If you’re a millennial in New York, you’ve experienced at least one of these things before:
Checking Online Before Buying Something (because it probably will be cheaper)
Living in New York can get expensive. From food to clothes to apartments, everything seems over-priced. Try checking Amazon before making a purchase. Amazon offers great deals on products that are often expensive to buy in-store. Apartments are especially difficult to afford. Luckily, Bedly offers plenty of affordable apartments without broker fees!
Spending Half A Week’s Paycheck On A Metrocard
Using the subway on a regular basis is inevitable. Most New Yorkers buy a monthly Metrocard to save money in the long run. But it costs $120 – ouch! I guess those new shoes will have to wait until next week’s paycheck.
Eating A Bacon, Egg And Cheese Sandwich For Breakfast While Drinking An Unreasonably Large Can Of Arizona Iced Tea
You can’t call yourself a New Yorker unless you’ve had this for breakfast at least once. You’ve slept through your alarm and now you’re late for work. Instead of skipping breakfast, grab a bacon, egg and cheese from the nearest corner store. Don’t spend $6 just for a drink at Starbucks, when it can buy a whole meal at the Deli! Not to mention it’s a great hangover cure the morning after happy hour.
Taking Your Laptop Everywhere You Go
If you’re a college student, this one’s for you. Most college students who live in the city also have a job or internship. With such a busy schedule, it’s hard to find the time to get schoolwork done. To make the most of their limited free time, millennials will do work on the subway or during lunch breaks.
Running Into Somebody You (Sort Of) Know
You’re on the F train coming home from school, and the cute pizza boy who works down the block is sitting next to you. Should you say hi, or totally ignore him? It turns out he gets off the train before you make a decision. Awkward.
Crossing The Street Without Looking Both Ways
Although not recommended, this is a common habit among millennials. It goes hand in hand with another millennial habit – being glued to your cell phone! Scrolling through Instagram and ordering Grubhub are definitely a priority over looking both ways. Pedestrians always have the right of way, don’t they?
Only Going Out For Drinks During Happy Hour
Most bars will charge between $6-$10 for a drink. To save money, millennials take advantage of happy hour as often as possible. If you’re looking to have a good time for a low cost, join Bedly during one of their famous happy hour parties. Free drinks if you’re in a Bedly t-shirt!
Waiting A Month To Do Your Laundry
Millennials don’t have the time or money to do multiple loads of laundry. Put the washer on cold and the dryer on low to avoid color bleeding and shrinking!
Spending A Day Off At The Museum
There are different kinds of museums all over New York City. Many of them offer low-price tickets to college students. Millennials often wait for a day and time when a museum is free to visitors. Talk about an affordable date night!
Making Time To Go Out And Party When You Literally Have No Free Time Whatsoever
Being a millennial in New York pretty much means sleep is last on the priority list. There’s always something going on, and the FOMO is too real. Go out for drinks for Kevin’s birthday, crash at his house afterwards, study on the train in the morning and ace the final? No problem!