I don't live in New York City. I don't even get there that often unfortunately even though it is only 4 hours away. When talking salsa most people associate music from Puerto Rico as the salsa of New York City. That makes sense considering it was the base for Fania and the amazing music they produced. However, lately, with the lack of new salsa artists (except for perhaps La Excellencia), the appreciation and love of Cuban music is growing. One of the groups keeping the Cuban music alive is Cubano Son. I would love to see them live one day when visiting New York City.
Here you can see a short documentary about the group, who they are, and see some live footage. They are quite good and worth checking out while in New York City.