*Raising my hand*
Indeed, there are a few of us.
If no one has yet informed you, there's also a forum more specific to NYS: TheBirdCage.org
Others here can fill you in more on that, however, as the Mods there are members here as well...
In any case, welcome!
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
--Robert A. Heinlein