I was excited to hear about this article, but rather disappointed at the shallow and research-free treatment by a prominent progressive publication. But it is consistent with the general lack of rigor in what passes for journalism in virtually all mainstream media in the current era.
That said, I am partly of Native American ancestry and have been a guest instructor for WFT on Native American subjects and ceremonial drumming and singing. WFT's Academy has made a serious effort to be aware of and appreciative of all the many cultures of Earth Religion from across the globe, both their histories and modern expression. I have been aware of and have interacted with the NYC area Pagan Communities for many years. For the most part I have found them to be serious people with a true desire to learn and grow spiritually.
Wiccans and other Neopagans also absolutely add to the richness and diversity of our city and the philosophies and worldviews they explore and embrace have much to teach the mainstream about community, diversity and taking a bit better care of this planet.