Since you will be taking your NCLEX in NYC, I would try getting a job there first since you already live there and won't have to worry about moving costs. (unless you really want to move in which case, you can do that lol) (just a note: I wouldn't reveal all of my personal info on a website). I'm guessing you have friends or family there, as well? I would take your NCLEX, study,and then worry about a job (unless hospitals hire graduate nurses prior to taking the test, then I would apply, apply, apply). I applied to many jobs prior to taking NCLEX (I knew I would pass it since I studied and was prepared, and wanted to get the ball rolling, but nobody really even batted an eye at me until I had my license, but that's b/c you can't work as a GN here, and I was a new grad in a new area than where I had attended school). Still wanted to try, though, and doesn't hurt to get your name out there).
Just need to market yourself well. You have a previous college degree, can speak multiple languages...put that on your resume along with any other jobs you have held, volunteer things, accomplishments, etc. Make sure your resume is perfect with no typos, etc. Write a cover letter. Attach these things to your application when you apply online, and if you can't attach it, mail it. Call to follow up. It's going to take persistence to get a job. I noticed that once I had my license, I started getting a few calls. Note that I said a few lol. Those few turned into a job, so it really only takes one interview
. Just get that interview! And make sure you interview well, be prepared, show up 15 mins early, dress in a suit, let your personality show, etc, etc.