I like NYLS's location but I understand that Hofstra is ranked higher. Which would be better if planning to work in NYC after school. I would like to work in a firm (I already know I prob wont be able to work in biglaw).
Rankings differential is negligible (if you were talking Brooklyn Law or Fordham, it would be another matter). Where to go then will depend on other factors. Do you want to live in NYC? Long Island? Let the environment guide you.
From my friends who go there, they seem happy with it, but awed when i say im going to hofstra...im not sure this is a good sign.