Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 15:19:15 -0400

From: "H Stephen STRAIGHT (Binghamton University,


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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