Tag: moving

Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in New York City, Updated for 2015!

The twenty-third edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in New York City: Including Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Northern New Jersey, about 415 pages long, contains detailed information on neighborhoods, getting settled, helpful services, child care and education, cultural life, green living, and much more. Updated by Julie Schwietert Collazo, […]

Read more

Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Portland, Updated for 2015!

The third edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Portland: Including Vancouver, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard, and Wilsonville, about 560 pages long, contains detailed information on neighborhoods, getting settled, helpful services, child care and education, cultural life, green living, and much more. Written by Bryan Geon, who has spent over a decade exploring […]

Read more

New Los Angeles Edition Now Available!

Brand new, updated for 2014! First Books, publisher of the bestselling Newcomer’s Handbook® relocation series, is excited to announce publication of the sixth edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Los Angeles: Including Santa Monica, Pasadena, Orange County, and the San Fernando Valley. This 398-page volume will quickly orient newcomers to […]

Read more

New York Pizza

BuzzFeed’s recent article on 18 Pizza Joints You Must Try Before You Die, covers many pizza restaurants in the New York City area. Therefore, if you are moving to (or already live in) New York, we have a list of suggestions for your next pizza craving. Our first recommendation is Di Fara Pizza. Some people […]

Read more

Bookstores to Visit

On July 24, 2014 CNN released their list of World’s Coolest Bookstores, and we can confirm the coolness of five that are located in cities we know well from our handbooks. To start, The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles started as an online store but is now located in an old bank, vaults included. On […]

Read more

Moving to College

It’s that time of year when all the high school graduates are starting to enjoy their final summer before college. However, before you even realize, it will be time to leave for college, and our Newcomer’s Handbooks are here to assist you! Let’s begin with New York City, home to the prestigious New York University. […]

Read more

Newcomer’s Handbooks Explores its LGBT Communities – Part 2

In celebration of LGBT Month, Newcomer’s Handbooks can help you find out which states support marriage equality and help you move with the assistance of our relocation books, all of which include a section on LGBT life in the city. Last week we looked at LGBT-friendly cities on the west coast. This week, we start […]

Read more

Newcomer’s Handbooks Explores its LGBT Communities

Does your state prohibit you from marrying the one you love?  In celebration of LGBT Month, Newcomer’s Handbooks can help you find out which states support marriage equality and help you move with the assistance of our relocation books, all of which include a section on LGBT life in the city. As of May 21st, […]

Read more

Moving to Chicago

Thinking about making the move to Chicago? Have you already made the decision? Our Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Chicago can help make your transition smoother and give you the information needed to settle into your neighborhood quicker. Here is a sample from our Newcomer’s Handbook for Chicago and a quick overview […]

Read more

Super Bowl 2014

It is that time of year, when the football season is coming to a close and the excitement of the Super Bowl looms. This year the game will be held at the famous MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. For those that have never been to New York City […]

Read more