I'm not trying to be hard on you like the first poster but it really is tough here. I keep seeing people saying they're moving to NYC and I keep shaking my head like why? I understand your situation's a bit different and I feel for ya because the job market is horrific! And you're already at a disadvantage because you only have ADN. There are tons of new grad BSNs looking for work for a year now!
Like the previous poster said, a lot of hospitals have closed down and it has thrown a lot of experienced nurses into the job pool. Many hospitals especially in manhattan have gone on hiring freezes to accommodate the displaced nurses, and now there is another hospital closing tomorrow! Which is making it WORSE!!! I don't understand why people keep trying to move to NYC, it's terrible here. I have a friend that lives in another state and I just told her to hold off another year and maybe things might get better but it's really not worth it coming here because there are no jobs! Especially for new grads. If the new grads with BSN are having a horrific time, think of how much more difficult it will be for you. I really hate to sound all negative but there really isn't anything positive to say about the NYC job market now. If you must move here, just hope that you lucky and land something but the only places I know that hire ADNs are the city hospitals (HHC) and BSN new grads are competing for those positions as well. So when it comes down to it, if they have to choose BSN or ADN, they're going to choose the BSN (assuming both candidates give a great interview)
You could also try LTC (nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities) or clinics. They may be more willing to take an ADN but there is no way a hollywood hospital like NYP is going to take an ADN...maybe if you're somebody's daughter or sister but they insist on BSN. All the hollywood, popular, private hospitals do. (NYU, NYP and its affiliates, Mt. Sinai)
Continuum Health Partners may take ADN as well but like I said before, they prefer BSN. Continuum Health Partners has Beth Israel, St. Lukes Roosevelt, LICH, NY Eye & Ear Infirmary)
Good luck, keep us posted!