The same reason that there is not a large-animal college veterinary program there (ort in any major American city) - or an Olympic ski jump. Have you ever BEEN to NYC? We live 90 miles up the Thruway, and will be there just this month, another 4 times for various concerts, museums, Knicks games, etc. If you go to a city, you expect a city atmosphere and lifestyle. Want farms? Come on up where we live - they are everywhere.