|Since NYC lies on 10s line the second white star is understood and not necessary|
New York City just happens to lie on two degrees, on the 73rd and 74th Western line of longitude. Thus NYC can fly two flags. One dividing spot in Lower Manhattan is along Broadway and Broome Street. For the record all of Staten Island flies the same flag with a green fly, as does the Statue of Liberty. And the most of the Brooklyn Bridge flies the yellow fly except for the entrance on Manhattan's side. Since all of NYC lies along the 40 Degrees North they both have a green and white star.