I'm sorry my comments offend you. However, I'm just quoting the Bible. Revelation says that "that great city" will be destroyed. If you had to pick one "great city" on the earth, would it not be NY? In fact, that's what you just said, that it was a great city. I left the COG many many years ago, but I didn't leave God, and I still consider His Word to be the truth. The COG failed you and me, not God. Berg allowed Satan to enter his mind and work his evil. He had a choice. He chose evil.
Many terrible things are going to happen in the latter days, Satan kind of softening the target, so to speak. Sadly, one of them is going to be the total destruction of "that great city that reigneth over the kings of the earth." It's not my opinion, it's God's Word. Refusing to accept it isn't going to change anything.
Don't take my word for it, however. Ask Jesus to reveal it to you. God bless you.