You are excited to move to New York but know there is a laundry list of work to get you started. This might include finding a job if you went the 2 suitcase and 1 way plane ticket route. It will include locating your nearest grocery stores and quickly learning how many bags you can carry home (remember most of us don’t have cars. I can carry up to 8 bags of groceries at this point….) Where is your local bar, sushi and thai restaurants. Brunch place for new residents is also a must. Finding the right subway car that lets you off at the exact exit that is closest to your apartment is for a slightly more seasoned newcomer but trust me that within 4 months you will know exactly where to stand.
I feel like I might be overlooking one small detail. Possibly something about Maslow and shelter. That’s right, you need to find a place to live and very few cities can be more nerve wracking than New York. It’s everything you have already heard and read about (expensive, inevitability of dealing with some cockroaches or mice, loud, multiple entry doors, lots of stairs.)