NY definitely had a busy 2016. I'd say the biggest story was Zoar Valley's RHI finally pushing past 140. Elijah and I worked together on recounting our several days of measuring over the course of multiple BBS posts, so if it would be helpful to have it integrated and pared down into a single report let me know. http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=7379&start=10#p38868
Discovering a new species maximum for Black Birch at Welwyn Preserve was another highlight: http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=7667#p38980
Lots of measuring in various NYC parks resulted in the first RHI ever compiled for NYC: http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=7643
A Tuliptree on Long Island reputed to be the tallest tree in the state finally received NTS attention at Shu Swamp: http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=7662
Lastly, while I started measuring at Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan in 2015, 2016 yielded an unexpected state height maximum for Chestnut Oak, the tallest known Ginkgo outside Asia, NY's only 150x16-class tree, and other superlatives: http://ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=7396&start=10#p35998
Hopefully Elijah will chime in as well- between him, Matt, and myself the number of sites with 150' trees in NYS shot through the roof.