The fact that albany is as big as a city, but still has a town-like quality
Smallbany is the best place to be.
A pejorative nickname for the capital of New York State, Albany. So called because of its diminutive size, especially compared to New York City.
This spelling is preferred over smalbany
, since it preserves the rhyme with 'small' and avoids the pronunciation AL-bany (which is, as far as most New Yorker's are concerned, a city in southern Georgia).
"So, you're from upstate? Where? Syracuse? Buffalo?"
"Ha, I wish! Nah, I grew up in Smallbany, where the only thing to do at night is drive to another city."
Heather: Don't blink, or you'll miss it.
Heather: Smallbany... and you missed it.