Parents' Guide to

New York Goes to Work

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

More of the same iffy stuff from VH1's reality "celebrity."

TV VH1 Reality TV 2009
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

I love this show it could help people learn to be grateful for their stuff
age 13+


This show is a complete joke. I cant believe I wasted 5 mins. of my life watching this show. First off, Ms. New York is a foul-mouthed, ungreatful, and extremely disrespecful person. I cannot believe anyone would actually send the text to pick her next job. It cost $1 plus your standard text messaging rates. I would much rather donate $1 to a charity or someone who is starving in a 3rd world country. This lady doesn't need to be famous anymore than the woman who had octuplets not to long ago. Actually both of those two are alike in many ways...... The main one being they are the UGLIEST human beings on the inside. For the hope of God please do not make a 2nd season it would be a good waste of expensive film and money paid to the filming crew! I could think of a million different things people could do with 30 mins. of their lives that is worth more than watching this terrible show! I only hope is that New York has one more show....called "New York Goes AWAY!"

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The show is a departure from New York's other shows (including I Love New York and New York Goes to Hollywood), because it takes some decision-making power away from New York and puts it in viewers' hands. It might seem like harmless fun -- especially compared to those shows -- and it's definitely hard not to laugh when watching New York try her hand at milking cows and/or completely flipping out when working alongside pest control professionals.

But her willingness to work at places that have been specifically chosen to make her look like a fool seems like a desperate ploy for attention. It's also rooted in absolute greed. Although New York sometimes admits to gaining a new respect for the people who actually do some of these jobs on a regular basis, she only ever seems genuinely satisfied by her experiences when she has her cash in hand. It may be entertaining, but the messages this show sends are fundamentally disturbing.

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