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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 12-04-2016, 06:58 AM
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
I grew up in Bergen County, NJ, ten miles tops from the Rockland border. SUFFERN was called upstate!
I live in Brooklyn and spent some time commuting to Westchester for school. To me, that was upstate. But people from Westchester and farther North don't consider Westchester to be upstate though
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeromeville View Post
Kind of a weird poll question, with a predictable answer. New York City and upstate New York have very little to do with each other culturally or geographically.

The only part of upstate NY that is associated with Pennsylvania would be the Southern Tier. The rest is all on its own.
Upstate NY is socially, politically and historically more tied to NYC than Hartford, Waterbury, or Atlantic City.
I would say Upstate NY is more linked to NYC than CT is to NYC, but NJ is more linked to NYC than Upstate.
NY and NJ are linked at the hip, but CT is more like a brother. Hartford is still very much its own city, New Haven and Bridgeport are semi-independent of NYC.

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Old 12-04-2016, 10:38 AM
Location: Olympia, Washington
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I associate northern NJ to NYC but southern and central NJ is nothing like NYC. It's much more like Philly. Sports team wise, pretty much everyone in south jersey are Philly fans whereas northern NJ are NY fans lol. Southern NJ even has completely different accents. As for CT, I'm actually from there and the only part I would associate with NYC is the south western portion. The rest of the state is very different and more like the rest of New England (if that makes sense). As for upstate NY I've never been there so I couldn't really say. The only thing I can say as someone who has lived in NYC for 12 years is that most people that live in NYC treat upstate like a completely different world. When most people that live in the city want to get away from it all they usually go to places like PA or NJ...I don't ever recall someone saying they are going upstate. It's usually somewhere like the Poconos, some beach in northern jersey or AC

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Old 12-04-2016, 01:18 PM
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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When leaving NYC on I-87 it gets suburban into rural a lot faster than it does heading out of the city on I-95 towards Connecticut or New Jersey as the urban/suburban corridors go a long way out of the city.
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:04 PM
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It depends which part of upstate and which part of NJ/CT.

Also, Westchester is totally not upstate unless as a direction coming from NYC. Upstate begins with Orange County or Sullivan County.
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Old 12-05-2016, 11:56 AM
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Millennials that are from Upstate love NYC. They're more worldly than their parents generation, which was more domesticated.

Social media has made keeping in touch with your friends from NYC via college much easier, and trips downstate are very common.

Youth today are much more transient than their parents.

Anyone who doesn't like NYC is usually older in my experience, and has dated views. Younger generations are energized by the big cities, so this whole notion of everyone from Upstate hating NYC is total bull****.

Half of my graduating class probably lives in NYC.
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