I accompanied Annie to her ingrual NYC softball game today. Partly to support her, and partly to meet the team. I also got to play, and we won by a lot.
In Chicago we built up an entire friend base through playing sports, and figured the same should work in NY, so we joined a bunch of teams.
Long term friends don't happen overnight though. Friendship quality is proportional to the number of shared positive emotional experiences. Knowing this, all the people we've met so far are great and we are super excited to hang with them, but are realistic about instantly becoming bestfriends. It just takes time. My oldest brother (Robin) once told me he thinks it takes about three years to establish roots in a new place.