Re: What's life like in NY?
I can't speak to that town or area, I have only lived in eastern (downstate, but not in the city) of New York. However I can tell you that the state isn't all like NYC. People I have found are friendly and much like other country folk. I also never home schooled there so I am not sure of the laws.
Good luck and I hope you get the call if that is what you want!