If you like doing gallery shows, pick up the Village Voice free first thing when you get here and look at the photo listings. You can also check them online at www.villagevoice.com, but I find the paper easier to deal with. My usual pattern is to find one or two shows that I really want to see, and then see what's going on at nearby galleries, since they are mostly clustered in a few neighborhoods.

For interesting second hand photo gear (not cheap though), I recommend Lens and Repro these days.