So... The job market has been shit for over a year out here at home (SoCal). On a lark, I found tons of jobs in the NYC area I am more than amply qualified for but many of them have pay that would work out here which means I'm not so sure it could work in NYC. Many have this weird restriction of requiring you to live in NYC or NY County. Odd.
What's a "living wage" for someone willing to live in the outskirts of NYC and commute if need be?