Old New York is resurging. Since 1991, every year has seen a decrease in the crime rate. But in 2011, crime is finally coming back in style. Serious offenses are up 8% — even though murders are down 9%. So who’s to blame? Drugs on the rise? Nah, this is all choking’s fault. In November, a law took effect making it a felony offense, and apparently, city residents have wasted no time in employing the domestic violence tactic, leading to the sharp increase.