The answer is, this December 31, 2017, the minimum wage for workers in New York City (the 5 boroughs that comprise NYC) rises to $13 an hour. For smaller employers with 10 or fewer employees, the minimum wage rises to $12 an hour this December 31, 2017.
Next December 31, 2018, the New York City minimum wage rises to $15 an hour for larger employers with 11 or more employees, and $13.50 an hour for smaller employers with 10 or fewer employees.
And the following year, December 31, 2019, everyone – all New York City employees – are required to be paid a minimum of $15 an hour. That is more than twice the starvation, non-living wage of $7.25, still the required minimum wage under United States law.