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Old 11-17-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Default What is considered the Outskirts of NYC? help

Hello...I've heard the term used often but I would like to know from others whats actually considered as the "outskirts" of NYC. Would it be Weschester and some of upstate?. Or does "outskirts" mean the other boroughs that make of Greater New York...or does outskirts mean any place outside of Manhattan/NYC itself?
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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No one really says this inside the city, that I know of, but I'd guess it would be anything surrounding the city, lol. NYC and the boroughs are the same thing, so..
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:02 PM
 
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Westchester, Long Island, north NJ, Orange county (upstate NY), Putman county (upstate NY), Fairfield county (CT).
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The few times I've heard people say that, they usually use it to refer to Westchester or nearby upstate areas.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Well eastern Queens and the northern Bronx are the only parts of NYC that have land boundaries with other municipalities... I think that's what people would consider the outskirts, though I guess the term could also apply to the general area in the Hudson Valley around the terminals of the commuter rail lines to Manhattan. All of Long Island is served by commuter rail, so it wouldn't have outskirts by that definition....
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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All of Long Island is served by commuter rail, so it wouldn't have outskirts by that definition....
What do you mean?
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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I think it depends on the person's meaning. Outskirts of the metropolitan area, would go all the way around to the suburbs of New Jersey, Long Island, Putnam and Orange Counties.
Yet, someone else might be talking about the outskirts of Manhattan, and be including Roosevelt Island, anything north of Washington Heights. Someone else might be talking about the outer boros, as being the outskirts of the city.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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IMO, the outskirts of the city is anywhere you can see the Manhattan skyline with the visible eye on a clear day.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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Since NY isn't landlocked, it does not have a formal "beltway" when viewed on a map like Atlanta, Baltimore, DC does. We do have I 287 but it does not come near the city proper and does not even go around in a full circle like Atlanta, DC, Baltimore does.

So one cannot really say they live on the outskirts near the beltway like in other cities, though like ANdySocks said the closest approximation to that would be in the N Bronx and E Queens. I often tell out of towners that I live on the outskirts of the city since I'm in Riverdale near the city line
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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I agree with Rachael84.
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