I'm looking to graduate from my university after winter quarter and I intend to move to New York City to work in the financial district. I've lived in the Seattle area for most of my life and I basically want to get an idea of anything you think might be useful for a NYC n00b to know. Ideas might be: 1) Where to live / not live? 2) What are the pros/cons of different areas? 3) What are the costs associated with living in certain areas? 4) How's public transportation, what do people usually take, and what's the cost? (Buses? Subways?) Also, how long might it typically take for these transports to go from suggested residential areas to the financial district? (During morning/afternoon traffic) Feel free to answer any questions I've not asked. I want to get a really good idea of what I should be looking out for. Thanks in advance for your help!