One month is not a long time at the NYC Consulate.
I submitted a couple of docs at the beginning of October 2011 - I personally dropped them off, which meant pushing the envelope through a cut out in a wall which was the inbox. and I finally heard from the Consulate in March 2012.
It is according to where you sit in the pile to be processed and how many people are working on the pile.
Remember the Consulate is a little piece of Italy and in Italy government agencies do not work with any speed in mind.
Sit back, have a glass of wine and enjoy the view. They will get back to you.