I have one of the rare full carry permits issued in NY.
In all seriousness though, best bet is still to learn unarmed self defense.
not pimping my school, BUT, Gerald Celente is a student here as well.
We teach only basic hand to hand stuff.
That’s always good advice and good situational awareness but seriously, the average office commuter “victim” will still be at a serious disadvantage against a pack of feral yoots. I will not visit a state that doesn’t trust me to defend myself. I have no desire to see NYC except from the air