Anywhere north or east of the areas of NYC and Long Island. Contains The Great Escape theme park in the village of Lake George, Fun Spot in the city Queensbury, and Camp Chingachgook on the shores of Lake George. Has lots of wiggers in the Alvany metro area. Not many hicks. Very rural. Kind of like a mini version of North Dakota.
I live in Round Lake, a village in Upstate New York.
by Blahb December 26, 2004
i'm from beekman new york, its about 10 miles from the shithole known as poughkeepsie. i go to a school where all the black kids act ghetto and say "whatup nigga" but live in 700,000 dollar houses. upstate is boring and is where most of the criminal activity in the state goes down. if you ever come to dutchess county stay away from poughkeepsie not because its dangerous
( except in the section 8 project developments, which strangly make up the whole city), because the hookers on main street and washington boulevard suck dick like retarded todlers. just a heads up.
kid from beekman: i'm from beekman, where are you from b'otch.

kid from po-town: i'm from poughkeepsie, word nugga that shyte's mad gangsta....wuuut

kid from beekman: thats it, i'm getting the mafia
by guess November 04, 2004
Has nothin to do wit us nyc goers (bx stand up). Upstate new york actually starts after southern westchester. The Bronx used to be part of westchester. So, westchester couldn't possibly be upstate. Not that I care because Westchester is a shithole just like every other place outside of city walls. The only places in westchester that get respect from me (they aren't in the "westchester shithole" category) are: Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and maybe white plains.
Jesus Christ Northern westchester really is upstate new york, i went on a trip to Chappaqua and i saw a moose!!
by Bxbaby April 17, 2006
ahem! Not all upstate New Yorkers are toothless hicks! Actually Upstate is a pretty nice place to live. The only place upstate with toothless hicks is Orange County, NY. ew they;re gross...but other than that Upstate NY kicks arse! ...O and if Upstate NY had nothing to offer, then how come people from the city flock here EVERY single weekend!! ..yeah..nothing to offer..pshh u guys cant get enough of us!
Come to Upstate, NY for some real lovin'
by Boo Boo June 25, 2004
A horrifically boring place to live. The "line" between upstate New York and downstate New York is the point at which you believe the landscape becomes more rural than what you are used to, so various definitions exist.
You know how upstaters say there's more to New York than New York City? Well what the hell are they talking about?! I go to college at SUNY Binghamton and I swear, there is NOTHING HERE.
by Larry February 28, 2004
To all the morons on here and the pretentious Westchester County residents that don't want to be lumped into the upstate category: go kill yourselves. First of all, anything north of the New York City, not its suburbs, but New York City is considered upstate New York.

Second, I don't know why everybody thinks that people who live in Manhattan are so special. People who live in Manhattan are not even real New Yorkers, they are transplants from the mid-west or other lame regions of the country. The real tough New Yorkers with the famous attitude that we all get stereo-typed as live outside Manhattan in boroughs like Brooklyn and the Bronx. Outer Boroughs, here's a news flash: you have nothing in common with the rich elitists who live in the city. No one cares about who you are or your slummy neighorhood. New York gets all the lime light because of Broadway, 42nd Street, Wall Street,the Upper East Side, etc. No one thinks that Queens is where its at, so quit being such arrogant bitches about being from New York City, cause you're really not. Newark and Hoboken are as NY as you. Your crummy boroughs were incorporated into greater metro NY to expand the political power of the city. You and your stupid borough are not important.
Upstate NY is a term that does no good because it does not precisely define a specific area, instead it lumps an entire region north of NYC together. In reality not all part of upstate New York share the same cultural, political, or social characteristics. As proof spend one weekend in Buffalo, and then travel all the way across the state to Albany. Then head all the way up to Plattsburg. Each of those areas are different from the rest. Upstate NY is more of a generic term that covers a broad range of geographic subjects.
Upstate New York=Syracuse, Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, Yonkers, Westchester County, Hudson Valley, Thousand Islands.

NYC=5 boroughs

Long Island=Nassau and Suffolk Counties
by read through bullshit May 07, 2009
A mountainous version of the Midwest. Country life at its worst. Upstate is very distinctive looking from other similar areas (Western Pennsylvania, the Midwest, New England) and it all looks exactly the same.
Two places upstate 50 miles apart look more like each other than two places in Yonkers two BLOCKS apart.
by YO Man July 27, 2004
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