not sure where to post about New York food north of NYC, but I figure this is a good bet:
went hiking near New Paltz last weekend and had dinner in town afterwards at Gadalettos. It was a very good fish place with fresh fish and things fried well. I had crab cakes that were quite good and not oily. Saw the fish and chips coming out of the kitchen and they actually made me want fish n'chips (which I was trained out of by soggy fish in the UK). They looked crispy and delicate.
my dehydrated and tired body soaked up the oil and fish and was very happy.