Chris Burns, 7/2/2013
"If you see a webpage with "".NYC"" at the end of it in the future, you'll know good and well that the city itself approved. That is to say that New York City will indeed, once the domain name launches, be the first geographically-based group to have their own top-level address. And it's not just limited to government sites, mind you.
The city of New York has made clear their intent to open the address to businesses, organizations, and residents, with registration beginning in late 2013. At the moment it's not clear what prerequisites will need to be met before a ""JoeSchmo.NYC"" address will be handed out, but when we know, you'll know.
In the end it will be registrars who continue to hold sway over the domain name, with the city making clear this week that NYC ""expects multiple Registrars to participate and for pricing to be competitive with the market prices for other top-level domains."