tsc said:Of course NY metro thinks they are the center of the universe.... but...that is another thread
People in NYC think about only 30 miles north of the city line is upstate... then the rest, (if they really think it realize it exists...) is western NY (everything on the Jersey-side of the Hudson)
Central NY, on the contrary, thinks 30 Miles out of NYC is "downstate" However, if you live within 30 miles of NYC... you think you are part of the greater NYC Metro. (in touch with the country but can feel the pulse of the city)
Everyone in NYS thinks Long Island is a state unto itself..... kinda like Rhode Island. ( In fact... is it bigger than Rhode Island??)
I live in downstate/upstate NY.... SGB thinks he is central ny... that is only a figment of his imagination ... because it doesn't really exist...
Mastiff said:Above the pine barrens and below the stench of the factories?
mike gurnee said:
When I was in NC, associates called it the Peidmont (or was I just around planner and geography types?)
MaineMan said:Central Maine, though we do have a Mid-Coast, so both?
Planderella said:I just call it the bible-belt thumping B.F.E.
Gedunker asked "but does anybody know of an "Up"?"
Gedunker said:I lived a while in Springvale, Maine, down east on 109.
MaineMan said:Springvale? Why that's over by New Hampshire, dear! Certainly NOT Downeast (unless Boston is your point of reference)!
But good point - anywhere east of, say, Ellsworth is known as "Downeast" - an old nautical term - eastward and downwind from pretty much everywhere else.