Sweet illustrations, duder!
I definitely think these two are comparable, when it comes to style. I wouldn't worry about that.
To be honest, I'm not sure how the city you depicted can be linked to new york... It looks more European to me.
Have you ever seen 'les triplettes de belle-ville'? It's a great animated movie, and a lot of it takes place in a city that is very reminiscent of New York, although not 'quite' the same. It's done quite brilliantly.