There's something wrong with the thread body and your username. Anyhow, to answer your question, yes, there are a lot of spiders in my house even though I do not live in NYC. I do not harm them and they do not harm me; they help catch any fruit-flies and any other things that are harmless or irritating. I even remember trying to release a spider in the bathroom so that it could catch any cockroaches that passed by in its web. Even though that didn't work for me, the lizards would eventually take care of that. That's why we let lizards live in our house, because the lizards help control the cockroach population and are in no way irritating and manage to keep their distance from our view.