Yes Marlene, many folks speak of a New York Minute, and have no idea what it is or why they're stating it, but it derives from street rappers, gangsters, and criminals I do believe from the streets of New York.
It's a fancy way of saying things are going to get really bad for someone, and in New York that happens quite often in the street quicker then you can blink sometimes, it actually came from a time period in New York City history, when gang violence, and drug dealing was pretty high, and people were doing really bad things to one another left and right pretty much.
I know this because I was born in NYC, and I seen much, and only could wish many of our New Yorkers back then were much more civilized, but you know how us humans get when things get tough, some of us just don't know how to act.
So a New York Minute isn't quite a reference to time, its actually a sort of slang began being thrown at first by low life people who cared very little for the value of someone's life. So I never use the term and or phrase, due to me knowing its original derivatives and connections or affiliations.