I had a 158/3.9.
Def an average applicant. White female straight from undergrad.
Was only outright accepted to IU-Indy, a Tier 2 (although I did shoot high in my apps).
I was waitlisted and not to much later accepted to Miami, also T2, but I applied really late there.
I was waitlisted and later accepted to IU-Bloomington, T1.
I was also waitlisted at American University, and The Ohio State University, T1 schools.
I was also waitlisted at Case Western University.
Granted these schools aren't in the New York area, but it is very possible to get into a T2, and a T1 is not out of the question.