The simple answer to this is no.
Last May (2010) I moved to NY from Orlando, FL. to try to find work because I had a friend I could stay with. With 17 years of experience in the industry and awards for my work I wasn't able to find anything more than internships that were paying in Turkey sandwiches. Oh, and there isn't much feature film work in NY besides Indy films. Granted there is some, but it's likely that the long term players there are going to be the one's getting what little work there is.
After that I moved to Denver, CO. and I found more paying work here in 3 weeks than in NY in 3 months. Oh, and NY is ridiculously expensive right now. Granted, it's rough here as well, but it's much more affordable. No one is ready to hire someone full time into a Post Studio (which is what I'm used to) and I've had to slowly build a freelance business, which is coming along ok, but is going to take a bit more time until I can rely on my audio career again to get by completely and likely much longer before it's profitable.
In general, its; a really rough time to be looking for work. Even for people with as much experience as I have it's hard. If you've already made contacts in the area you're in then it might be best to stay there. It might be worth a shot if you have friends and family you can live with for free on the east coast, but it won't be easy and I'd expect it to be at least a year before finding something permanent.