My 2c. I was born in Pearland, and have lived all over the city from Tomball to Pearland, LaPorte to Spring Branch. I've lived in Sharpstown, Aldine, Humble and Katy, so I pretty much know the town. That said, I left to play flyboy in '81 and have only been back for visits. Latest visit I found out that Texas is the shittiest state in the nation for healthcare. The industry is so slanted in the favor of the healthcare industry over patients rights that I will never live in Texas again. This causes me great pain because I have always said that I am southern by birth and Texan by the grace of God!
Living in Houston should be very similar to living in NY so you should fit right in except in stead of being told "Fuck you" you'll hear "Why bless your heart!"
Invest in a set of either love jugs or wards fans if you can find them. the Texas heat will melt your motor if you get stuck in traffic.
Learn every way in and around the freeway and stay off of the loop between 4:30 am and midnight.
Get an EZpass and tx tag and forget about paying or stopping to pay tolls on most of the many toll roads in and around the city.
Learn to speak Spanish since it's the original language of the state.
Drop your NY accent as soon as you can and learn to say y'all and shucks.
Keep you opinions about the south to yourself unless they're positive!
Make sure your auto a/c is fully charged!
Folks in Houston have a truncated riding season just like we do in the north, only it's called Summer instead of winter.
Yes it can get too hot to ride!
Invest in sunscreen and 'skeeter spray. If you don't know what the latter is you will!
Have fun and Don't mess with Texas!
Life is too short to put up with stupidity. Strive every day to educate someone, including yourself!