When 1.16" of rain fell in Central Park on November 22, 2011 it brought the City's total precipitation for the year to 67.88" (the year ended up receiving 72.81"). This pushed 2011 past 1972 as the wettest year on record (which had 67.03"). However, local meteorologists have been incorrectly reporting 1983 as New York's wettest year. So, what gives?
For some reason they've chosen to ignore the fact that 1983's total of 80.56" was invalidated after it was discovered that Central Park's rain gauge was broken that year. According to Alan Rezek, chief of the Eastern Division's office back then, a faulty weld had been allowing extra water to seep in to be measured in addition to rain entering the gauge's calibrated opening. Although he said New York's rainfall would be adjusted I've never come across a revised figure. (The Local Climatological Data Reports for New York City leave the months of 1983 blank for precipitation and indicate the reason for the omission.)
So, congratulations 2011, the record is yours!