Is your home in Manhattan? Half the allure of NYU is the Village and it would be a huge detriment to have to subway home every day/night.
Nope, from Queens the commute would take about an hour.
Given your numbers on your profile I say go ahead and ED to NYU. It appears you applied later in the cycle, hence your waitlist. I think you will get in this time around.
That said, choose two/three backup schools in the event NYU doesn't pan out...perhaps two or three of Columbia, UPenn, UVA, Michigan or Cornell?
Yea looking at Cornell/Upenn/ Northwestern
Do you mind me asking what you think you did wrong last cycle that is making you try again this year? (according the LSN, it looks like you applied last year)
I applied during the 2011-2012 cycle. My apps were all late (most complete in February), I didn't write any Why X statements or letters of continued interest after being waitlisted, and i'm guess the financial hold I had for a semester spent at a previous school all probably played a role.