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View Poll Results: New York City is more associated with:
New Jersey & Connecticut 98 93.33%
Upstate New York 7 6.67%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-14-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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Omg ... A Facebook group..... Well it must be official
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Omg ... A Facebook group..... Well it must be official

It obviously wasnt created by me with 267 members.


You think my claim wasnt true?


Oh, well, excuse me then, someone presumably that lives near the Finger Lakes doesnt think its Western NY. I guess actual Buffalo and Rochester people are wrong then.

The myth has been debunked everyone. Everything is okay and you can go back to what you were doing. Mankind has been saved.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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267 members .... Wow, now that is authoritative ........ Definitely more credible than publications from Cornell and the Buffalo branch of the federal reserve

You also may want to look at the proximity of the finger lakes to western NY ..... Finger lakes overlap a few regions, including wny ....... My dad still works in Rochester every day and it's a place I've doesn't some time as well
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Also it is western NY ..... Just like there is the southern tier ...... Both are within upstate ny
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Also it is western NY ..... Just like there is the southern tier ...... Both are within upstate ny

Southern Tier is in Upstate and Western NY.

Its just a term used for a very specific area within the state. ie: Capital Region, Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, etc. <--- all of those are in Upstate NY

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I grew up on long island and now live in syracuse. I have never had any problems and have never heard any disparaging remarks from either side about the other. Maybe it is because Syracuse and long island are more similiar than long island is with buffalo. In my travels I have noticed a big difference between upstate and western ny (mainly accents and "pop") so perhaps this is why OP notices a problem.

Thats interesting.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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southern tier isn't western NY ...... that's silly
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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southern tier isn't western NY ...... that's silly

Once again, I said its in UNY and WNY.


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Old 08-14-2012, 11:28 PM
 
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But NYC people consider Westchester, Upstate.


Westchester doesnt consider themselves Upstate, the same way Buffalo/Rochester dont consider themselves Upstate.

You cant go by "most definitions." If majority rules here, then Upstate is Westchester, because NYC is the clear majority.
You could say that about a lot of places, though.

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THANK YOU. Finally someone understands.
No problem. I think that it's fairly simple.

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Its not a matter of understanding, its a matter of perspective. Everything is already understood. But we all have perspectives. We are all from different areas. You think Buffalo and Rochester are Upstate. Theyre not.

There is also no clear definition of where Upstate starts.

Is there any clear definition of what is Central and South Jersey? No.
If it's a matter of perspective then how can you tell her that she's wrong?
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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You could say that about a lot of places, though.



No problem. I think that it's fairly simple.



If it's a matter of perspective then how can you tell her that she's wrong?

Because its my perspective.

To a born and bred NYer, Upstate is anything north of the Bronx.

Is that 100% agreed upon? Hell no. But, im sticking to it.

Besides, the OP shouldve been more specific, because the southern part of Upstate IS IN THE NY METRO WITH NJ AND CT.

Which is why the correct answer, AS SOMEONE ELSE ALREADY SAID, is all three.
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