"Ask and ye shall receive."
I similarly pleaded with the Administrator for a new sub-forum for the NEPA and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of PA, and now that new sub-forum that was created is much more popular than the Philadelphia sub-forum and almost as popular as the Pittsburgh sub-forum!
It looks as if Long Island's popularity is beginning to take off as well.
I also agree with BellaFinzi; the general NY state forum should be exclusively for Upstate NY, and a third sub-forum should be created for the Lower Hudson Valley and Orange, Westchester, Rockland, etc. Counties, as they are primarily all NYC commuter territory anyways.
Congratulations on your new sub-forum!