Here is a list of generalized negative aspects of New York (I am talking about the city, not the state).
There are tolls literally everywhere that is if you want to get into Staten Island, the Bronx, Queens, or Manhattan. You better have a lot of change on you.
2. Streets and Highways
The streets and sidewalks are cracked and out of date. I highly recommend not driving or you could risk breaking an axle or getting a flat tire; it is just more money that will be coming out of your wallet.
3. The Smell/Filth
4. Subway Transit
6. Taxi Cab Drivers
8. Rude people
A majority of people living in New York are rude and self-centered. No one cares about you or anything really. They are complete workaholics with horrible attitudes. Yelling seems to be the social norm...