Let's see now. In their largest city, they have had one mayor who watched his city get bombed when the towers were known targets of previous bombings for years and he dresses as a drag queen every chance he gets and then another mayor who runs around the country with his money, infringing on other states gun rights. I guess Mick Jagger got it right with "life's a big apple, don't mind the maggots".
Great big city with a well known historical corruption record. It was in a NYC that I was taught by an UC det, how to use an air compressor to turn back a gas meter. Now it was his meter and he was on duty, assigned to witness protection, yet 5 miles from his assigned witness. Of course that was years ago and I thought it quite odd not to mention illegal, never used what he taught me, but the city and state have always been sort of known for being the way it is. No disrespect to the NY people. Great people, great state, great major city. Just far from squeaky clean and for more than half a century, maddening arms laws. IMO.