"For every Sunbelt refugee who has tried to leave high tax bills behind in the cold Northeast, Julian Robertson scored a victory this week. By proving that he was outside [NYC] for half the days in the year 2000, the former hedge-fund titan avoided $27 million in city taxes, thanks to a ruling by New York's tax court. ... In the upside-down world of tax law, where citizens are guilty until they can prove their whereabouts, it's a rare taxpayer victory", WSJ Editorial, 7 November 2009, link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704795604574520080219397914.html.
Unless you absolutely must stay, leave New York behind.
Robertson for Treasury Secretary, if he'll take the job.