Let’s get real. Change is a frightening (and happy, and exciting, and sometimes sad…) experience as is, now multiply all of those emotions by 8.25 million and then you’ve got the general idea for how challenging moving to New York City is. Never fear, city-bound guys and gals! I’ve compiled a list of tricks and tips I wish I had known for transitioning your life to the greatest city on earth.

[Photo via @bridgethelene]