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1.
NYC and areas within an hour commute.(except New Jersey because that's a different state!!)
by Anonymous August 27, 2003
 
2.
The suburbs of NYC as defined by the New York State Dept of Tourism:

Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and Southern Dutchess Counties.

Includes: City of Rye, Peekskill, Newburgh, Middletown, Beacon, Port Jervis, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, ect.
Were ya from:

"Downstate NY"
by Finch31 April 30, 2005
 
3.
New York City
Long Island
Westchester

That's it.
Downstate= NYC metro area.
Upstate= Not NYC metro area.
by Hahawa October 05, 2004
 
4.
A place in Pennsylvania from which asshole flatlanders move to places in the higher elevations to fuck them up, too.
Go back downstate where you came from, you fucking flatlander!
by Gladnottobeone April 01, 2004
 
5.
A term used by suburbanites to describe the New York metro area. To city people it's not "upstate" and "downstate", it's New York City and the rest of the state.
Westchester and Long Island
by Anonymous October 21, 2003