Originally Posted by SparkDr
Welcome! Curious to see that you reference yourself as from Upstate NY. I always thought we were Upstate NY over here in the Lake George and Saratoga region. Anything north of Hague or Ticonderoga is Northern NY and we refer to your next of the woods down through the Catskills as Central NY. So, what do you call us eastern border folks? FWIW, I think everyone north of Poughkeepsie calls themselves Upstate NY. Except Buffalo of course...everybody refers to them as Western NY.
NY is New York City. EVERYTHING else is upstate.
Buffalo is within one of the 8 counties that comprise "Western NY", but its still upstate.
Lake George could be called "Northern NY", but its still upstate.
I just had dealings with the electric company that covers southern NY, near the PA line. It also covers Buffalo. That territory is called "Upstate NY.