I found this sentence from The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga
It must be like getting to New York for the first time was for me.
Context: The speaker is justifying his driver’s tendency of missing the correct road in a new place that they came for the first time. He is saying when he himself went to New York for the first time he was also like that.
Now I want to parse the sentence. The portion of the sentence I am having difficulty is turned italics.
My attempt: the part in italics should be a complement. And it's a clause. And what that clause is called.