Where Does ‘Upstate’ New York Begin? [VOTE]
There seems to be one thing that no one can agree with. Let's settle this once and for all. Where does the Empire State officially become "upstate"? Vote for your answer here.
So, last week I accidentally opened the flood gates to a question about the great state of New York.
I'm a newcomer to the Hudson Valley and I've only been in New York for about a year and a half. My question is: where in New York does it officially become "upstate"? What I thought would be a simple question gave me about a million answers.
"Growing up in Poughkeepsie, I always drew the line at the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge."
"I've lived in Queens , Long Island and now Orange County. Long Island...is called the Island....Queens is the city ( which they hate) and Orange County is Upstate...call it what you want...it's all NY!!!"
The tourism site ILOVENY.com features places like the Adirondacks, Central New York, Greater Niagara New York City, Capital-Saratoga and the Hudson Valley but "Upstate New York" is still a mystery.
This is your chance to settle this once and for all. Vote now on where the "upstate NY line" is.