From the NY Times:
Without a convention, New York is likely to remain stuck in its familiar mode of being overlooked by both major parties except when it comes to raising mountains of campaign cash. Neither party sees much to gain by actively campaigning — i.e., meeting real people — in a city and state that are no more likely to go Republican this year than post-Olympics China is to go democratic, lower-case D.
So come fall, don’t expect to hear much from the presidential candidates about what they would do to solve problems specific to this or any other American city.
Typical NYC voter's routine:
Go to the polls after work (but only if your favorite primetime TV show is a rerun)
Enter booth and immediately scan for the column with the "D" at the top.
Pull levers from top to bottom in a straight line.
Typical routine of NYC voter who is passionate about the issues:
Same as above, plus...
Write angry letters to newspapers about what the guy in the White House is doing while your local pols turn your neighborhood into a slum.
Look how well that attitude has served you over the years. Now no one takes your vote seriously. Especially not the people running for office. The problem is not them, stupid.