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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I'm beginning to think that Magic Hat is going to be out of its depth when faced with homegrown talent like Utica Club and Genesee.
    Utica Club is definitely NOT WNY

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    A bit west of the avalanche zone there's Southern Tier. They have some good beers. I see them in NJ stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    Utica Club is definitely NOT WNY

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    I would never insinuate such a thing. The map is getting better with each layer added; but I fear we may be stoking some tribalism among the "upstate" regions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    A bit west of the avalanche zone there's Southern Tier. They have some good beers. I see them in NJ stores.
    True, I once witnessed some pretty depraved shit at the Senaca Casino down the road from E'ville after this guy downed 6 22s of Southern Tier's Pumpking.

    Honestly I don't know how you can make it past the one.

    Can we update the map for Chautauqua to just say "Ohio"?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Updated. Chautauqua isn't OH, but could be given to PA without blinking an eye.

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    Thanks, while there is that depressing-ass strip of land known as Erie, PA between Lake Chautauqua and the Western Reserve of Connecticut (otherwise known as Northeast Ohio), It's been my experience that the majority of Chautauqua enthusiasts hail from that state, while only stopping in Erie for the Chick Fil A and to see if the highway is closed across the border due to blizzard conditions.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    As someone who grew up in Sullivan County, went to college in Syracuse, I appreciate this thread.

    The upstate line basically goes across upper westchester, cuts off about 1/2-2/3 of rockland. But yeah, you guys are close

    Many people in Orange County commute down to the city now, but like, nobody from Sullivan.
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    Definitely Upstate, my old home town. Some maple walnut Abbott's custard please.

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    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    Updated. Chautauqua isn't OH, but could be given to PA without blinking an eye.

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    How exactly did Fingers Lakes become "Stay the Fuck Out" territory?

    To quote Eddie Murphy, Steuben and Allegany counties will serve up all the "backwards ass country fucks" you can handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Definitely Upstate, my old home town. Some maple walnut Abbott's custard please.
    Hey, what was it like to take the Erie Canal to get places?
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    Erie Canal. Always thought that a government Canal Walker would be a cool job. 1000 Men died of malaria digging the canal through the Montazuma Swamp. Mostly Irish and Italians doing jobs Americans wouldn't do. According to the Syracuse Post Standard article from 1952 that I read.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    How exactly did Fingers Lakes become "Stay the Fuck Out" territory?
    Because shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    this is the dividing line. Westchester is Westchester. Anything north of that is upstate. As someone who grew up in the city, I know that this is the correct answer.

    Rockland County is really the only place up for debate, but most of us are mostly unaware that it even exists, so maybe we don't have to debate it.
    This is the most truth so far but I just discovered this thread so you all will need to give me a little time to catch up. Not for nothing but most days Rockland FEELS more like a part of the metro area then does Peekskill. Peekskill has a a very upstate-rustbelt-land-that-time-forgot feel to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    and maybe folks in Western NY don't want to be called upstate, but to someone from the city, you're either in the city, in one of the outer boroughs, on Long Island, in Westchester, or upstate. End of story.

    Again, with the odd exception of Rockland Cty.
    Yeah, this is right. Just cause you talk like a Midwesterner doesn’t make you one. All of upstate (including Buffalo) is upstate.

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    does anyone else want to move back to new york after reading this thread?

    I got some friends that didn't get far, they bought a nice older home in a small city in upstate for 45k
    there was a 6 story brick building a few blocks away in great shape that sold for 250k all the lead paint and asbestos you could want, but still

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    Quote Originally Posted by ml242 View Post
    Rockland has Harriman, and if you can step on a rattler or see a bear, you are upstate.

    I can't argue about the Western border because like most people from NY, I have never been there.
    I think Harriman straddles the Rockland/Orange border. The rattlesnake point is hard to argue against

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    does anyone else want to move back to new york after reading this thread?
    yes

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    Ok, fuck, how did this get 6 pages without me seeing it? FKNA. Western NY is defined as where people say "pop", perfectly illustrated in the previous map. Basically Rochester/Dansville west. That shit is Ohio.

    You can tell because the bars change. Outsiders wouldn't notice the difference, but it's there. The patrons change from hopeless to oblivious.

    That is essentially how you can tell what part of the state you're in:

    NYC and suburbs: irrationally proud about being annoying.
    Upstate: hopeless outlook
    Western NYC: generally oblivious, don't know how bad they have it
    Northwest: frozen into solid iceballs. (Watertown)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Should include a map with professional sports loyalty. Yankees/Sox, Patriots/Giants/Bills.
    Funny
    the zip code I was born in is the only one in the whole state that doesn’t skew Yankees (somebody tabulated it based on FB likes). They went for Boston. No zip code in the entire country was majority Mets fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    does anyone else want to move back to new york after reading this thread?
    Loved growing up near Buffalo, and my ~5 years in ROC, but I'd go back kicking and screaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    does magic hat even krausen?


    If you can find Utica Club then you are definitely upstate. Need to remind myself to pick some up next time I visit my dad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    Loved growing up near Buffalo, and my ~5 years in ROC, but I'd go back kicking and screaming.
    That's the right answer. Carry on.

    I'm dead serious btw. Out my back door are empty roads and unlimited miles of gravel for biking (stupid hard hills included). Boating. Wine. Beer. >70's start in May and go through the end of Sept when Oct really shines. It rarely gets above 90. Last two weeks have been super sunny. Look, it ain't perfect of course. Winters can suck when it's cold, but no snow. I'd love me some big mountains, but whatchagonnado? But here's the kicker .... this is a quiet part of the world. I've traveled all over this planet. I work for a company in NJ and normally commute weekly to an apartment. Too many people make this planet ugly. Traffic, pollution, empty buildings, trash, you name it ... it's all so aesthetically depressing. I used to rail on NYS taxes and lack of work and modest cultural value in ROC, and the winter blues, etc. But that shit doesn't bother me in the least anymore as long and I just enjoy the simplicity.

    So stay away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post

    I'm dead serious btw. Out my back door are empty roads and unlimited miles of gravel for biking (stupid hard hills included). k:
    yeah the road riding in the hilly parts of the state is incredible
    lots of 11% grades short but painful
    there are even places you can ride and an hour goes by and you'd wish to see a car

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    That's the right answer. Carry on.

    I'm dead serious btw. Out my back door are empty roads and unlimited miles of gravel for biking (stupid hard hills included). Boating. Wine. Beer. >70's start in May and go through the end of Sept when Oct really shines. It rarely gets above 90. Last two weeks have been super sunny. Look, it ain't perfect of course. Winters can suck when it's cold, but no snow. I'd love me some big mountains, but whatchagonnado? But here's the kicker .... this is a quiet part of the world. I've traveled all over this planet. I work for a company in NJ and normally commute weekly to an apartment. Too many people make this planet ugly. Traffic, pollution, empty buildings, trash, you name it ... it's all so aesthetically depressing. I used to rail on NYS taxes and lack of work and modest cultural value in ROC, and the winter blues, etc. But that shit doesn't bother me in the least anymore as long and I just enjoy the simplicity.

    So stay away.
    It has its pros and cons, like anywhere. There are some things I miss, like beef on weck and weekends on Conesus, but you shouldn't be surprised it ranks low on a gnarbro ski and snowboard forum Sounds like you've found your home, and that's all one can ask for!

    At least Buffalo and ROC have stalled, if not started to reverse, the brain drain that impacted the region for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    At least Buffalo and ROC have stalled, if not started to reverse, the brain drain that impacted the region for ages.
    That's the trade off. I have to commit to commute weekly to a place where I have job in my industry. I feel kinda bad, but covid has really worked out well for me and I could see wfh happening for a LONG time.

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