Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice as 10-man New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC in Major League Soccer's first derby meeting between the sides.
Former Manchester City and Southampton striker Wright-Phillips, 30, put away Lloyd Sam's cut-back in early on.
And although Red Bulls' Matt Miazga was sent off after a second booking with 54 minutes to go, Wright-Phillips scored a second after the break.
Patrick Mullins' late consolation was not enough to inspire a City fightback.
New York City, owned by Manchester City, are a new addition to MLS this season and there was a raucous atmosphere in front of 25,217 supporters at the Red Bull Arena.
Wright-Phillips, the son of former Arsenal and England striker Ian Wright, could have finished with a hat-trick, had he put away a one-on-one with City keeper Josh Saunders.
But his side ended a three-game losing run despite Miazga's dismissal for two separate challenges on Khiry Shelton.
It was an eighth game without a win for New York City and Spain striker David Villa, returning after a three-week lay-off with a hamstring injury, summed up the mood when he looked frustrated as he was substituted for eventual goal-scorer Mullins in the 68th minute.
|How it stands|
|New York Red Bulls are third in MLS Eastern Conference on 16 points, two points behind leaders New England Revolution|
|New York City FC are on six points in eighth, two places from the bottom|
New York Red Bulls
- 20MiazgaBooked at 36mins
- 92LawrenceBooked at 59mins
- 10SamSubstituted forMillerat 87'minutes
- 16KljestanBooked at 90mins
- 13GrellaSubstituted forOuimetteat 38'minutes
- 99Wright-PhillipsSubstituted forRichardsat 78'minutes
- 9Bertrand Abang
New York City FC
- 27AllenBooked at 82mins
- 22Alvarez NunezSubstituted forBallouchyat 70'minutesBooked at 88mins
- 10DiskerudSubstituted forPokuat 64'minutesBooked at 87mins
- 7VillaSubstituted forMullinsat 68'minutes
- Alan Kelly
- Shots on Target