Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 15:19:15 -0400
From: "H Stephen STRAIGHT (Binghamton University,
SUNY)" sstraigh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BINGSUNS.CC.BINGHAMTON.EDU
Subject: Re: Upstate NY
On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Abigail Sarah Margulies wrote:
On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, ALICE FABER wrote:
....they have something in common. That is, nobody proposed a
definition of Upstate that includes their home.
OK, I'll be the first to claim my roots as from upstate NY. A native of
Utica (until I escaped, a few years ago), I usually tell people that I
grew up "upstate" rather than try to explain where my relatively
small town is located.
Now the ice is broken I'll confess that I claim to live "in New
York--upstate", because plain old "NY" means "NYC" to many people.
Binghamton is 180 miles NW of Manhattan.
H Stephen STRAIGHT Binghamton University (SUNY)
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