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View Poll Results: City or State?
New York City 53 85.48%
New York State 7 11.29%
I don't know. I would ask or wait for more context to figure it out... 2 3.23%
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Old 11-16-2014, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Going off the Washington thread...

Do you think of New York City first?

Or do you think of New York State?

I think New York City immediately, as in my experience, most people from Upstate preface where there from, i.e. "I'm from Rochester, Buffalo, etc.

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Old 11-16-2014, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I think of New York City.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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lol i don't think anybody on earth hears "New york" and automatically thinks of the catskills, or buffalo. skyscrapers, business and taxi cabs are in everyone's mental image.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:43 AM
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lol i don't think anybody on earth hears "New york" and automatically thinks of the catskills, or buffalo. skyscrapers, business and taxi cabs are in everyone's mental image.
How about the 6+ million residents of Upstate?
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:00 AM
 
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How about the 6+ million residents of Upstate?
or how about the 16 million + downstate? NYC + Long Island + Westchester
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:20 AM
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or how about the 16 million + downstate? NYC + Long Island + Westchester
It's 12 million. Regardless, there are a large number of people familiar with the whole state that think of the entire state.

Anyway, if you're downstate, you don't say New York for New York City. It's just "the city". New York is the state.

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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It's 12 million. Regardless, there are a large number of people familiar with the whole state that think of the entire state.
Most people still think of the city. So I don't understand what you're trying to argue here.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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Obviously the city. If you reference the state, you say "NY State". But if you say "NY" you are obviously referring to the city (unless you actually live upstate).
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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It's 12 million. Regardless, there are a large number of people familiar with the whole state that think of the entire state.

Anyway, if you're downstate, you don't say New York for New York City. It's just "the city". New York is the state.
Exactly. When someone says "New York" I ask, "Where in New York?".

Most people who live in the boroughs mention the borough, "I'm From Queens.", "I'm from Brooklyn." or if they are from downstate, they'll often say the county, "I'm from Westchester.", "I'm from Rockland."

Upstaters, in my experience, will say they are from "New York.", but some very insecure ones who would rather die than be thought of as from New York City will say "I'm from upstate New York." and then blather on about how much snow they shovel, how many deer they have shot or something else that proves what a rural badass they are compared to scarf wearing, latte sippers from the city :-)
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