Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Media Issues. If your communications skills could apply to better telling the our moral story, consider Atheist Morality. I think part of our challenge as community is communicating our morality as a story to which people can connect.
I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since New York's climate is changing. I especially recommend the video The Sky Is Pink (in the "Fracking releases methane "discussion) in Eco-Logical. As a Pennsylvanian fracking effects me too.
After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.