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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
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-The northern part of New York north of Albany and in the Hudson River area. Just saying now, Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester are not upstate. They are in Central-Western New York.

-NOT WESTCHESTER, AND DEFINITELY NOT LONG ISLAND!
And just to clear this up, not all Upstaters are good-for-nothing hicks. Sure, some are, but everywhere has hicks and wierdos. The only reason that a lot of upstaters don't have jobs is because all the jobs left in the 50's, making New York (the state, idiot out-of-staters) the poorest state per capita.

-Upstate is not a crime-ridden slum as several cities, like Port Jervis have displayed to us. People here have manners and common sense.

-A LOT prettier than the city, which is more crime infested and poorer (per capita).
OK, this damn thing keeps erasing my example and telling me to say Upstate New York, even though I DID so now i just said it.
by *ITALIAN* June 19, 2010
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The provinces. A dowdy, depressed, depressing, crime-ridden shithole that bleeds New York City (ironically the safest big city in America) dry to keep itself afloat. Full of inferiority-complex-addled jackasses who whine about how there's more to this state than the City and act so big because the capital of New York State (Albany) is there. Big friggin' deal. Go move to that sterile NYC clone Toronto if you like it so much, upstaters, and stop thinking you're so great until you can clean up your act and actually be productive.
Okay, so there's more to New York State than the City. No one gives a damn, unless you like nature (big whoop), economic stagnation, and urban blight that's right up there with the Midwest rustbelt, metropolitan Detroit, and eastern Germany. Upstate can go ahead and fall into the Great Lakes.
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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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Any part of the New York State aside from the five boroughs of New York City, which are, in order of importance: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

Nobody gives a flying fuck if you live "near The City"; Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Dutchess County, Albany, and the like are all part of Upstate New York State.
Massapequa is Upstate New York.
Riverheads is Upstate New York.
Nyack City is Upstate New York.
New Rochelle is Upstate New York.
Watertown is Upstate New York.
Buffalo is Upstate New York.
The Oysterbay is Upstate New York.

FACE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE FROM THE CITY THINK ANYTHING OTHER THAN NYC IS UPSTATE!!!!!!
by Brooklynguy3 April 01, 2007
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The beautiful subrban part of new york. The real New york. It is a cultural ritzy expensive part of new york. Itis not all city thee is some farms. Upstaters are not hicks they just own lots of land and enjoy having fun. The average size of a yard is 1.5 acres. It is the most beautiful area of new york. It is home to niagra falls. It also has some big cities, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany. But it is also home to some tiny cities. Phoenix Fulton Baldwinsville. We are the rel tough new yorkers that can stand anything.
LONGISLAND IS NOT A PART OF FUCKING UPSTATE
NYC-er:Damn its so cold
Upstate -er:how cold is it
NYC-er:50 degrees
Upstate -er:WTF thats not cold that just wicked warm
NYC-er:okay ya hick
*upstate New York -er kicks the NYC-ers ass for coming to upsate
by real upstate new yorker June 11, 2009
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People who live above White Plains are obese toothless hicks who live in a boring provincial area and have never seen the lights of the big city.
by asdfa February 15, 2004
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