The New York Dragons (2000-present) currently represent "New York" in arena football, but they play in the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.
1997, Teams in Nashville, New York, New Jersey and Portland make debut in 1997.
7 November 1996, New York Times, pg. B30:
DAVE CHECKETTS, president of the Garden, announced yesterday that the Garden would own the New York CityHawks, the 14th franchise in the league, which plays indoor football on a 50-yard field with eight players apiece on offense and defense.
14 October 1998, New York Times, pg. D7:
After two losing seasons and poor attendance at Madison Square Garden, the New York CityHawks of the Arena Football League are moving to Hartford.
1 November 2000, New York Times, pg. D6:
The owners of the Islanders are buying the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League for $7 million. The team will be brought to Long Island and renamed the Dragons.