There is a thread here, and others referred to, that seem to imply that pre-bans are the only legal ARs in New York. Please read through all of the threads and comment if you have information.
New York AWB Law
There seems to be a lot of confusion as to that is actually legal in New York. Can someone who KNOWS set everyone straight once and for all? The final REAL answer will be made into a static page under the information/legal issues tab on the site to aid the community in knowing the laws of the land in regard to our favorite pastime.