I've been accepted to both -- with no $ offered.
I live in Staten Island, approximately an hour from NYLS (via the bus) and an hour to an hour and a half from Hofstra (via car). I'll probably opt for moving out to an apartment closer to the school though.
Anyway, I know that Hofstra is slightly higher up on the ranking ladder than NYLS, but I'll eventually want to work in Manhattan -- so would choosing a LI school, especially one that doesnt release their post-graduation employment rates, be the worse decision?
Although it may be a shot in the dark, I'm planning on transferring up and out of either one of those schools, no matter which one I ultimately choose. I know I can't rely on that, so I want to make sure I choose the better of the two if I do end up toughening it out till graduation.