"upstate Manhattan"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 18 21:32:41 UTC 2013

Thanks for mentioning this intriguing term, Dan.
Barry Popik's website has a relevant entry on this topic.

Upstate Manhattan (Washington Heights & Inwood)
Entry from September 23, 2008

Barry has extensive coverage of lexical items relevant to New York
City, and I highly recommend a visit to his website. The capacious
up-to-date website records the results of many man-years of expert
effort. (Also, please consider clicking on advertisements that you
find interesting. I have no financial connection to the website.)

One can type into Google ["upstate Manhattan" popik] and the first
result is Barry's relevant post.

The website is an extraordinarily valuable resource which is
bafflingly easy to overlook.

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Dan Goodman <dsgood at iphouse.com> wrote:
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> 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.
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