N.Y. PEN. LAW § 485.05 : NY Code - Section 485.05: Hate crimes

1.  A  person  commits a hate crime when he or she commits a specified
  offense and either:
    (a) intentionally selects the  person  against  whom  the  offense  is
  committed  or  intended  to be committed in whole or in substantial part
  because of a belief or perception regarding the  race,  color,  national
  origin,  ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability
  or sexual orientation of a person, regardless of whether the  belief  or
  perception is correct, or
    (b)  intentionally commits the act or acts constituting the offense in
  whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding
  the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,  religious
  practice,  age, disability or sexual orientation of a person, regardless
  of whether the belief or perception is correct.
    2. Proof of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender,  religion,
  religious  practice,  age,  disability  or  sexual  orientation  of  the
  defendant, the victim or of both the defendant and the victim does  not,
  by   itself,  constitute  legally  sufficient  evidence  satisfying  the
  people's burden under paragraph (a) or (b) of subdivision  one  of  this
  section.
    3. A "specified offense" is an offense defined by any of the following
  provisions  of  this  chapter:  section  120.00  (assault  in  the third
  degree); section 120.05 (assault in the second degree);  section  120.10
  (assault in the first degree); section 120.12 (aggravated assault upon a
  person  less  than  eleven  years  old); section 120.13 (menacing in the
  first degree); section 120.14 (menacing in the second  degree);  section
  120.15   (menacing  in  the  third  degree);  section  120.20  (reckless
  endangerment  in  the   second   degree);   section   120.25   (reckless
  endangerment  in  the  first  degree); subdivision one of section 125.15
  (manslaughter in the second degree); subdivision one,  two  or  four  of
  section  125.20  (manslaughter  in  the  first  degree);  section 125.25
  (murder in the second degree); section 120.45 (stalking  in  the  fourth
  degree);  section  120.50 (stalking in the third degree); section 120.55
  (stalking in the second degree); section 120.60 (stalking in  the  first
  degree);  subdivision  one of section 130.35 (rape in the first degree);
  subdivision one of section 130.50 (criminal  sexual  act  in  the  first
  degree);  subdivision  one  of section 130.65 (sexual abuse in the first
  degree); paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section 130.67  (aggravated
  sexual  abuse in the second degree); paragraph (a) of subdivision one of
  section 130.70 (aggravated sexual abuse in the  first  degree);  section
  135.05  (unlawful  imprisonment  in  the  second degree); section 135.10
  (unlawful imprisonment in the first degree); section 135.20  (kidnapping
  in  the second degree); section 135.25 (kidnapping in the first degree);
  section 135.60 (coercion in the second degree); section 135.65 (coercion
  in the first degree); section 140.10 (criminal  trespass  in  the  third
  degree);  section  140.15  (criminal  trespass  in  the  second degree);
  section 140.17 (criminal trespass in the first degree);  section  140.20
  (burglary  in  the third degree); section 140.25 (burglary in the second
  degree); section 140.30 (burglary in the first degree);  section  145.00
  (criminal  mischief  in  the  fourth  degree);  section 145.05 (criminal
  mischief in the third degree); section 145.10 (criminal mischief in  the
  second  degree); section 145.12 (criminal mischief in the first degree);
  section 150.05 (arson in the fourth degree); section  150.10  (arson  in
  the  third degree); section 150.15 (arson in the second degree); section
  150.20 (arson in the first  degree);  section  155.25  (petit  larceny);
  section  155.30  (grand  larceny  in  the fourth degree); section 155.35
  (grand larceny in the third degree); section 155.40  (grand  larceny  in
  the  second degree); section 155.42 (grand larceny in the first degree);

  section 160.05 (robbery in the third degree); section 160.10 (robbery in
  the second degree);  section  160.15  (robbery  in  the  first  degree);
  section 240.25 (harassment in the first degree); subdivision one, two or
  four  of section 240.30 (aggravated harassment in the second degree); or
  any attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offenses.
    4. For purposes of this section:
    (a) the term "age" means sixty years old or more;
    (b) the term "disability" means a physical or mental  impairment  that
  substantially limits a major life activity.