From someone who has moved quite a bit, I recommend to stay positive, have an open mind and have a plan! Moving, especially to a new city is very overwhelming! Staying positive as much as possible will make the experience fun and exciting! Having an open mind, especially when going to open houses will let you see the pros and cons of each apartment or home without destroying your expectations. Lastly, have your plan - it is great to look at different neighborhoods and expanding around to see what is out there. But, write down your top neighborhoods and as you visit write down the pros and cons! Is transportation near your home (always think about the weather), is there a bodega near for emergency food, medicine, paper towels, etc.. ? Good luck! You will love living in the city!