Tag: relocation

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Harry Potter Film Locations in London

It has been an exciting month for Harry Potter fans. On July 8th, J.K. Rowling released a short story narrated by Rita Skeeter, the gossip-crazed character that readers first meet in The Goblet of Fire. The 1,500 word story is entitled “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final,” which has Rita gossiping over Dumbledore’s […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Portland

We publish Newcomer’s Handbooks for many different cities– one of them being Portland, Oregon, our hometown. We love it here! This is our home for many reasons, and there are tons of lists out there that tell you why Portland is one of the greatest cities in the U.S. Uncage the Soul Productions put together an […]

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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 […]

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Happy New Year – Resolutions for 2014

As the New Year approaches and the current year ends, it is usually a time of reflection and resolution for the coming year. We look back over the past year and reflect on the accomplishments, failures, tragedies, and small victories that we have encountered and surpassed. We also look forward to the future, with the […]

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