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I would like to join, but I only have "watch this group" and "recommend this group". I was wondering whether there is something wrong with the way you started it or if it is something LT should look into.
where everyone thinks anything outside of Manhattan is "upstate"!)
I had a college roommate from Westchester who also described himself as from "upstate".
I was going to suggest that you broaden your "On the banks of the Hudson" group...have you found any other Putnam County LTers for that?
(moments later, after re-reading the thread...)
Oh! aluvalibri, meet alibrarian. You two must be practically neighbors.
Anyway, to my friends at work in NYC, I live in the boondocks !
I am...gulp...a Brooklynite. ;o) Anyway, you could say I live in the very southern provinces of Upstate NY. (I thought I'd give it a try).
BTW, I'm not currently in NYC, much further south, MS. I visit regularly as my family is still there.
LOL ... how about the suburbs of Upstate NY? :D
My parents are still there, although Gotti isn't.
I prefer the city, nowadays, although growing up I was enchanted with Upstate NY; I thinkI was in need of greenery.
A lot of people have absolutely no idea of how beautiful New York State is.
Lindsay, I know exactly what you mean - whenever I was back in England visiting my family I would get the same reaction - New York? Isn't the traffic/pollution terrible? I lived 6 hours from NYC and there was NO traffic and very little pollution. The other mind boggler for them was when we moved to Maryland and were 3 hours closer to NYC. :-)
Just finding my way at LT. This group seems a great fit.
We moved to the Southern Tier from Parsipanny, NJ after WBP, FL for two years -we missed the easy drive to NYC, Philly, Canada, NY wine country & unsubtle SEASONS.
We now live on 4 acres bordering a NY state park, so absolutely Yes! NY is lovely. BTW, I met eight turkeys this a.m. as I went to feed our koi.
I grew up in Albany (Mercy High School), met my husband there; he grew up in Binghamton, which is ten miles from us. I prefer Ithaca -forty miles away ;~)
I think it's probably safe to say that many people prefer Ithaca. I lived there for 2 years 20 years ago, and still think fondly of it. It seemed like it was always raining or snowing when I was there - a friend called it "Ithacating."
We sometimes see wild turkeys wandering about here, too, in our suburb of Albany. It's always a surprise!
Lots of book sales in Rochester libraries, my mother is a habituae. This was my first year attempting them, and I agree about the bookdealers. I just about stopped, mid sale, jammed my eyes shut and screamed bloody murder from being pushed around. Don't know how people stand it, they are rude and evil!
Many friends rode it. Everyone said it was beyond wonderful and planned to ride it several more times for the experience alone. From what I hear, it was worth taking it just to be on it. Of course, Toronto is a fun town to land in as well.
Sadly enough, it's still sitting there, unused and costing something in the ball park of $10K a day. For such a beautiful ship, it did have an odd sort of curse to it almost from the day it began it's journey to the US from where it was built in Australia.
Hmmm....might make an interesting book, the Tale of the Faulty Ferry.
I'm new to this group and to LT so I'm still figurinig out how all of this works, please fogive any gaffs
I'm a central New York dweller (Utica) and a librarian. I moved to CNY two years ago when I accepted my current job and I must agree with LindsayH and aluvalibri, that upstate is a beautiful place to live. I write that as I await the beginning of my third *official* winter here -- everyone here is warning this year will be the doozy they've been predicting since I arrived ;)
I did, however, live in NYC for about 20 years: 5 in Manhattan, 4 in downtown Bklyn, 2 in Cobble Hill (hi, Carroll Gardens), & 8 in Bayside (hmm, that's only 19--oh, well). I've been living in exile for about 30 more.
Both of my parents were from the Rochester-Webster area and my middle brother was born in Rochester. I spent roughly 10 years in the Syracuse area prior to moving down here to the Broome County-Binghamton area (currently in Vestal). For a while I even lived in the "wilds" of Killawog NY (as far north in Broome County as one can go). However, I discovered that, as I grew older, I preferred more amenities so a move closer to "town" ensued.
I love Upstate and travel all over the central portion for work (law librarian) and pleasure.
I have a question. I've driven by that sign for killawog, and always wondered about the origin of that name. Is it what it seems to be?
One of the old tales about the name Killawog is that "wog" was a derogatory term for Indian and someone killed one or something like that. I really don't know and one would think I would have checked it out with the Broome County Historical Society - but I haven't.
The hamlet does have a small (smaller than my living room) Post Office and, when I lived up there, a feed store, hardware store, and a vet. Not sure if any are still in existence since I moved nine years ago. I do know that there was a girls' school there in the late 1800s or early 1900s.
It is a nice area and I loved living in the country but the commute got to me after a while, not to mention the desire to be able to go to a movie or dinner with friends and still have most of the evening free. Plus shopping, etc. :-)
BTW - how did you get all those book covers on your profile page? Really nice....