I have a sense the restoration has to do with materialistic type of things...buildings, economy, the grooming of the land, those things visible to the natural eye, so to speak.
While the renewal has to do with more of the state of mind and spirit.., a spiritual change of course & what is currently the common way of thinking. A type of atmospheric change that is felt and yet seen by way of behavioural changes, if you will.
I encourage you to pray for the full and abundant restoration and renewal of NYC in no less the whole manner and will of the Father God. Let's come into total agreement with Him for NYC to enter into the blessings of the Lord.
When the Holy Spirit suddenly opened the doors for us to make this trip to NY (literally opened the door one day and we were here the next day) I felt so deeply within my spirit that God designed the trip from start to finish for a purpose that was not simply as it appeared to be for.
Honestly, I never expected to even like NYC much but to my surprise, I love it! God has been allowing me to discern within my heart what more there is to this city than what merely meets the natural eye. He is all in this city! Jesus loves NYC and His heart is, that as a people called by His name, we would cease to judge it and begin to bless it so it may be released to move within it's full potential of what He has created it to be & designed it to fulfill. When we judge it we are unknowingly cursing it.
When we speak blessings about it we are freeing it to be God's city of kingdom influence to the rest of the nation.
Let's be people of blessing not cursing - that's who we are created and designed to be!
God bless the USA!