New York City is one of the select cities that is on the premiere launch list for YouTube TV. For $35/month, it gives you six accounts that can stream local TV channels and some select channels normally reserved for cable TV. It has unlimited DVR and lets you stream your content anywhere (this actually sounds a bit suspect and I will report back later if this is indeed true and region-free).
It actually seems pretty enticing and right now you can get a 1-month free trial to see if it makes sense. I would love to have this on a spare computer just constantly streaming one specific channel on loop. Well, I guess it wouldn't be on loop. It would just be continously playing.