Now a bit over your budget ($10) but close enough. I am a big fan of anything rockport. Good quality, durable boots. This is a city style...should be just fine for NYC (lived there for a couple years) - unless you want boots to go snowshoeing :) - either way, let me know if I'm close to the mark.
Parkridge Buckle Boot Men's Boots | Rockport Shoes - Shop our collection of men's boots in a variety of styles.From: rockport.com $160.00 BUY