From what I see the NYC timeline dramatically improved, thanks to the opening of the Garden City Sub DO.
Now you could get your card within 6 months.
So if your marriage is in bona-fide (I hope so) I suggest you not to wait for 2 years and then file for removal of conditions after 21 months you got your card.
DO: New York City
NOA Received (dated 07/29/09): 08/01/09
FP Notice: 08/06/09 (received 08/10/09)
FP Appt: 08/12/09
IL: 10/02/09 (notice date: 09/29/09)
ID: 11/10/09 - Approved!
OD: 11/13/09 - Done - USC