My all-time favorite New York Movie is Professional.
The first thing I did after I moved to the city visited his Apartment on 96 street.
Then his office at 511 9th Avenue.
I watched this movie so many times – it feels like a story I've lived through.
I enjoyed this movie too. Especially the SWAT sequence: it looks like a collision of two realities European cinema decimated by American action.
They say that Queen Amidala likes to wander our streets incognito.
If I will ever bump into her, I will ask her why a long time ago in a Galaxy far far away the most intelligent creatures spoke English with New York accent.
P.S. I didn't like Luc Besson's Fifth Element at all. All right, you asked for positive information.