Thanks for the link referrals. I have been told lots of information about local communities citing zoning laws on living aboard and dozens of other stories, but wasn't sure what was true or not. I have looked at marinas in port washington, liberty landing and genrally 90% of the marinas in the NYC area.
It is a difficult area to liveaboard. I have only found two that state they allow it and that they know of no legal issues. One is not a good sailboat marina and the other is a good location. I just question the longevity of the situation.
This has been helpful. I will need to weigh the risk and make a decision soon.