When did you move here? What neighborhood do you live in? Where did you eat last night? In my experience, people in London have less of a desire to explore and try new things: There is always something to bitch about, be it the weather, commuting, or just a long, shitty day.
New York apartments are smaller and more expensive. Having laundry in your building is a luxury. I found my first NY sublet through a friend of a friend on Facebook. The building was old, classic New York tenement style, complete with external fire escape.
The stairwell was ugly, with a slight stench of urine. Brooklyn dating scene in london apartment, luckily, smelt fine.
It was cute, old school and crumbly round the edges: Unusually for a New York studio, the kitchen was separated from the bedroom by a short, doorless hallway. If I swung around too fast, I knocked pans off the stove. I killed small cockroaches per week.
The New York subway has 3 major downsides: However, there are plenty of positives. There are also bins in subway stations unlike the tubewhich is handy, despite being a potential terrorism risk! Within 30 minutes you emerge a hair flicking, badass superwoman, ready to take on the world.