The best tech city in the US is not New York. For one very simple reason.
The Internet service in NY, for the average home, on average, sucks.
I'm using Time-Warner now. It's the only option for most NYers (or something like it).
At my last apartment I had FIOS, which is much better.
NY has internet for consumers. It's no good for creators.
One more thing.
Has Mayor Bloomberg said anything about SOPA?
I know he's all bullish on NY as a tech hub, but it's hard to imagine much growth in tech anywhere with SOPA in force.
I've heard that the mayor is a pragmatist. These two issues, local bandwidth and SOPA are really pragmatic issues.