A Blooming East Coast Tech Hub

New York has the potential of hosting a bigger technology hub than San Francisco. With more universities, a bigger population, and an excellent seed/venture capital ecosystem that won’t envy the lovely west coast city's, home to major technology and Internet companies that have sprung out of early seed dollars, the east coast metropoly is in fact already on its way.
Technology is becoming one of New York's biggest industries along with its two other most prominent sectors, advertising and finance. Exciting news for the city as the latter continues to decline, in part because of new regulations. As Wall Street adjusts, thousands of employees are being laid off, salaries are being cut down, and the financial sector is continuing to shrink.
Technology will always stand out as the biggest and top-of-the-mind industry in San Francisco. No matter what happens in New York or anywhere else, the former gold rush destination will remain the number one reference in IT for years to come.
In San Francisco you will find a unique area full of startups (and awesome coworking spaces, incubators, VCs, bars and restaurants around them) in its famous South Of MArket street district, very close to where Apple and Google present their new creations every year, and right by the Bay Bridge and the city's popular Financial District. New York is getting there at a very fast pace. Just go for a walk around Manhattan and you'll be astonished by the amount of startups that are emerging in the area.
The only thing New York needs is a proactive population like San Francisco's, willing to try every new product launched. However, with such a young population, the city's new ventures don't seem to be having a hard time finding plenty of these early adopters.
Let's face it, you can't launch Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Shopping Express or Wallet in Madrid, London or Berlin, just to name a few, you need to start by launching in a place where people will embrace your product and at least give it a try. New York is not an exception. 
Not too long ago, until the early 90s, Tokyo was considered the world's epicenter of technology. San Francisco had the honor of taking over. New York is bound to be playing in the same league soon, so the world can enjoy two amazing technology hubs. Game on.