A full fledged New Yorker you are! Impressive. I am definitely Canadian and from Toronto. I am sure that there are definitely copious amounts of ex-pats from the North living in NYC. I'm afraid I'm not very into the idea of living illegally/under the table myself. What do you do for a living in NYC?
I do design work for film & series distributor. There is a special place in Hell reserved for documentary filmmakers. Despite that, I am fond of it.