New York City's chess is strong for three reasons:
1. Most of the head coaches hired by the schools are GMs, and the coaching teams are very strong. Let's talk about each school in the future.
2. The school has clubs and teams, and there are regular activities every week, several times a week. This kind of atmosphere forces you have to make progress with everyone.
3. This is the most critical point, and it cannot be replicated elsewhere. Take a look at the picture above, this is a screenshot I took yesterday to see how many tournaments there are in each weekend, the first week is 3+6, the second week has the national, there is still 3+2, and the third week is 3+ 5. In the fourth week, the school began to have winter vacation. So on a typical weekend, New York City can find 8-9 games, which is enough exercise for USCF below 1500. And that doesn't include The Right Move's weekly tournaments, and the famous Marshall Chess Club's almost daily tournaments.
Where would such conditions exist? I moved from Ohio to New Jersey because Ohio couldn't find two or three tournaments a month, let alone every week. New Jersey is slightly better, with at least 2-3 tournaments per week, but the distribution is very wide. Basically, you need one hour driving.
Weekly tournament is the conclusion of my initial research. Will talk about it later. 90% of the parents say that I can't do it, but if we want our children to be successful, we have to try our best to get closer.
To find the image above, or to find a tournament in New York City, search luckfactory chess (add chess to all searches if you can't find anything initially).
The Right Move, just search for the name.
Marshall can search their website, or go to uschess to search.
In the future, we will look at famous institutions and schools in New York one by one. I'm not advertising for them. Research is part of my job as a teacher. I don't know how the market can do a good job in recruiting students, although New York is not my main battlefield at all. Sharing is also one of my purposes for writing this blog. If I wrote something wrong, please point it out in time, either in the comments or private message me.