Via RBR.com http://www.rbr.com/radio/radio-pirates-outlawed-in-new-york.html
Like Florida and a few other states, New York now has a state law which makes it illegal to operate an unlicensed AM or FM radio station. That makes it easier to move quickly against radio pirates, who are already breaking federal law.
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed a bill passed by the state legislature making the operation of an AM or FM radio station without a license illegal in the state of New York. Violations will be treated as a "Class A" misdemeanor.