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So many expansion ships announced for Armada already. If you are going to get in, better do it now. Splitting the cost is great if you've got a friend, since one of you can buy all the Imperial stuff moving forward and one of you buy the Rebel. I am not buying Armada, as sexy as it is, as my money is sunk in X-Wing. I am super salty about being a die roll away from winning another store championship this past weekend, but I don't need that stinkin' regional bye. I've been playing since late 2012 and I think I might get a good 5 years of competitive play out of it.
You shouldn't have too much trouble finding people and space to play Armada in NYC. All of the stores have the capability to fit a few tables (it's just 2 X-Wing playmats squished together, and places like the Strat, 20 Sided, Brooklyn Strat, Brooklyn Game Lab, etc all can fit 8-10 X-Wing games, most of them side-by-side).
The only trouble will be when you can play there. I'm sure there will be dedicated Armada time and tournaments at these shops but you have a life and a busy schedule, so who is to say if you could actually make it. You will also need to use Facebook, since for some reason all of the X-Wing pew-pew communities organize in groups there, and the Armada groups are either co-existing or branching off locally.
For something with a size requirement of Armada, you may be best off renting table space at Nu Brand Gaming. People drop in there all the time and play X-Wing on their fancy tables.