Welcome NYC Hiker!
I don't know about NY, but all the park rangers/wildlife officials I've run into here in Florida have had zero problems with them. I get asked two questions with regularity: "Can I try it?" and "Where did you get it?".
Obviously, I'm happy to help with their questions
. I have had one
person give me a little flack, but as slowhike mentioned, once you explain that webbing/tree huggers are LNT endorsed, most issues go away.
Welcome to the gang.