Welcome! How committed are you to staying on the east coast?
This summer, I talked to a few game developers who studied at Parson's, some upper level and some undergraduate. It's not a traditional game development school, but if you're looking to work in the New York area, Parson's seems to have a good reputation for technology and design related courses. They also have job fairs that game development studios attend.
Surely Philadelphia, some of the bigger cities in Ohio, and elsewhere have similar design/tech schools (?).