Start spreading the news that New York City doesn't run New York State. Although the city government is formidable and critical to the safe and prosperous functioning of the nation's great metropolis, New York State has a significant government of its own. Businesses throughout the state must have state-level licenses and sometimes many of them. From retailers, auto mechanics and physicians alike should expect to file forms and respect the Empire State's authority.
In New York, trade and vocational schools provide valuable education for those wanting to enter numerous non-professional lines of work. States give these types of post-secondary non-degree programs special review and licensing. Additionally, local governments sometimes also regulate educational facilities in their jurisdictions.