A Guy Dumping Coal
New York uses a lot of energy. A lot. It's something we don't really notice that often.
That's not to say that New York is inefficient. Dense cities are extremely efficient per capita; mass transit, apartment heating, fewer oil-intensive consumer purchases, etc. They also have the advantage of being electrically powered, not gas powered, which means that any fuel works to power them rather than just oil or natural gas.
Anyway, it's just something to keep in mind, that power matters here.