"upstate Manhattan"

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Tue Jun 18 02:21:00 UTC 2013

On 06/12/2013 08:54 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
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> At 6/12/2013 08:39 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> On Jun 12, 2013, at 7:13 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
>>>  From Publishers Lunch newsletter:
>>> Word Up Community Bookshop, the "completely implausible store" in
>>> Washington Heights, aka "upstate Manhattan," has successfully raised
>>> $60,000 on IndieGoGo from over 800 supporters. The store has signed a
>>> lease for a new storefront location at 2113 Amsterdam Avenue, by 165
>>> Street. The reopening has not been scheduled yet.
>> Hey, my old neighborhood.  Well, my subway station was at 163rd and
>> Amsterdam and my junior high was at 165th and Edgecombe (a block
>>from Amsterdam).  Not only did I never realize I was upstate, I
>> would have considered the proposition "completely implausible".
>> LH
> My junior high was at (or rather, higher than) 242nd and
> Broadway.  If Washington Heights was "upstate Manhattan", what was
> the upper Bronx??

The lower Bronx would be Ontario or Quebec, I think.
The upper Bronx might be Nunavit.

Dan Goodman
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