A "city" in the Southern Tier region of Upstate New York. Its inhabitants are usually stuck there and hate life because of it. The scenary is beautiful and the history is rich, but the overabundance of wanabe thugs, ex-cons, addicts, STD carrying whores and former psych-center patients roaming the streets has rendered this once thriving metropolis into a decaying shit hole of a city.
I used to live in Hellmira (and once wanted to move back to help the area grow) and now the only time I ever come back is during the holidays.
1.) A necessary phrase for people from Upstate New York due to the fact that every person outside of Upstate New York state seems to forget that there is an entire state called New York... not just the city.
2.) A way to greet other Upstate New Yorkers who have moved away from the god forsaken, over-shadowed, over-taxed and economically depressed hell hole of a region.
3.) The nearly aborted, red-headed step child of New York City.