However, you'll be happy to hear that despite possible cynical motivations, I am planning on making my living for the immediate future. I moved to NYC just go to law school and soak up a little musician stuff on the side. That plan didn't work as planned and my music career is going much, much better than I ever could have anticipated. Law is kinda my fall-back plan.
My regular gig these days is playing in the house band for Sleep No More (It is a lot of fun and one of the perks of the job is that I get a ton of free whiskey.) I also play in a band called Postmodern Jukebox that makes a lot of covers that are released on YouTube.
Also, I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.
UPDATE: I just moved to Park Slope and am always down for a spontaneous, casual drink or a quick lap around Prospect Park.