Thanks to my friend Kevin for encouraging me as the time for me to leave gets closer and I begin to unravel... Some of the songs he's sent include:
Empire State of Mind, by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Autumn in New York, by Louis Armstrong
Downtown Train, by Tom Waits
Back to Manhattan, by Norah Jones
My favorite is Frank Sinatra's New York New York.
View a great youtube video to the soundtrack here.