Welcome to the forum. There are quite a few shops in NYC. Read the forum to get an idea of what kinds of shops you'd like to do and companies you'd like to work for. Then join them. There is a list at the bottom of the home page. What part of the city are you in ?
Good luck! There is a lot in the city but it gets competitive. Bonuses pop up more in parts of the outer boroughs where you really need a car. Though I still get good use out of an unlimited to get through parts of the Queens and the Bronx.
If you go hardcore, you will know more about getting around NYC than anyone else.
Hey~ I'm also a new shopper living in NY and also new to NY, so it's interesting. I'm enjoying the freedom of the flexible schedule and learning about the city as I make some money. If it weren't for the sake of anonymity it would be interesting to meet up and share tips. Good luck to you!! Happy shopping everyone.
Hello and Welcome!
In addition to taking a look at the link to the company list at the bottom of the page, you might find the pinned messages in the "New Shoppers" area of the forum helpful. It has a tremendous amount of information that can really help to give you a good overview of the mystery shopping world.
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I am the opposite, I prefer the bus over the subway. Riding the bus gives you a free tour of the city. In conjunction to Google Maps I use the Transit app which also gives you fair warning when your stop is being approached. MTA also has an app called 'MYmta'. I don't utilize it much, but it is available to use