There is a close relationship between cost of protective clothing and comfort. The newer ventilated clothing will be *much* cooler (though being in NY I'm not sure you have to deal with substantial heat). The ventilated clothing also tends to be more sting resistant. You can go with the regular cotton suits, up to the imported ventilated suits, and on up to the Ultra Breeze and Golden Bee suits. Depends on your wallet and desires.
I *think* you are saying that you want to remove the bees yourself *and* become a beekeeper? Is that correct?
Rather than planning on constantly doing cut-outs from your house I would seriously go on a campaign to fill voids with insulation and seal cracks and crevices with *silicone*...not standard caulk. This spring set up several swarm traps at your house. Catching bees in a swarm trap before they enter a structure is *so* much better. ;)
For the established hive you already have I would browse through the bee removal forum (subforum of this one) and review some of the removals and methods shown there...lots of GREAT information there! You have this winter to study things for a spring removal. Bee vacs, hive equipment, feeding equipment, smoker, hive tool, etc., will be needed during and after the removal. I would be sealing things up over the winter if weather permits.
The removal is only the beginning, though, you've got to take care of the bees after they're in your hive. Study, study, study. Sounds like you are in a great place for honey bees. Enjoy the adventure! :)
ETA: One thing to think about in regards to your suit is the whether you want the ability to put the suit on and take it off while wearing boots or shoes. Some of the suits have no zippers on the legs that make it almost impossible to put them on or off with footwear on. Also, figure out what type of veil you want....fencing hood, round hat, etc.,. I have a Golden Bee jacket that I'm very pleased with. It seems to hold up well and have had no problems with it. Unless the bees are very defensive you may need only a jacket of your choice. Once you have the bees removed and hived will you want to wear a full suit each time you work with them?