All of these people who call Rockland "upstate nowheresville" and Westchester "hip and bustling" downstate have obviously never been to Rockland. They have just driven through it on the NYS Thruway and pass it off as something it really isn't without actually seeing it. It's culturally no different from the other suburbs, and its no farther away from NYC, so stop badmouthing before you've actually seen it. In addition, Rockland's median household income in 2003 was higher than that of Westchester, Nassau, or Suffolk (7th in the nation), so calling it 2nd class is wrong.
"Hmm let's see I live in Tarrytown, which is in awesome downstate NY. But that Nyack place which is 3 miles due west from here and the same distance from NYC as me is wayyyy upstate. I think it's right next to Canada"
-Doesn't make sense
von ckor 13. Juli 2004
Rockland county is a suburb of NYC. It is neither upstate, nor is it a barren wasteland. Upstate is anything north of the NY/PA line. A lot of Rocklanders live less than 2 min. from NJ, which definitely does not imply "up"state. 15 miles NW of the city? Yup, that's Orangetown. Closer to the city than a lot of places in Westchester.
Rockland County is not upstate. I don't care where you're from. I live closer to the city than most Long Islanders.
von HeyLeigh 2. Mai 2005
A suburban county north of NYC. It's no more upstate then Westchester yet people feel the need to bash it as a "wasteland" near Albany in a futile attempt to make their own hometown feel important. Unlike surrounding areas, the people of Rockland are not arrogant and condescending.
I can hop on the Palisades and get to Midtown in 30 minutes from Orangetown, a lot closer than many of you Rockland-bashers from Westchester and LI.
von anon 6. Juli 2004
One of the few places left with only a few starbucks locations.
"Wow, I'm surprised. I haven't seen a Starbucks in a long time."
von Arex-kun 25. Dezember 2004
Place with big malls, cheap pool halls, and next to Jersey for cheap gas. South end is really part of New Jersey. Mostly rich and white except for Nyack, Spring Valley, and Haverstraw, in which half the town is as hood as School Street or Crown Heights.
Rockland ppl need 2 stop tryin 2 rep NYC, just rep ur own town.
von d-block 27. Oktober 2004
Southern most New York county west of the Hudson River. Upstate only to those from one of the five boroughs of NYC or from the far western part of Long Island. Rockland is not overdeveloped as Westchester, and its towns are not mass-produced such as those in Nassau or Suffolk counties.
Rocklander: My house is the yellow one on the left.
guy from Westchester: couldn't afford a house like this in Westchester?
Rocklander: Couldn't find more than a quarter acre of property except near Putnam County or that wasn't already a golf course.
Long Islander: Why are all the houses different? They aren't even all yellow!
von Joe Verum 22. Mai 2008
Nobody cares if some place is like 5 seconds north of the city, all Long islanders hear is "north" and think "oh you live in the country"
Check out Brooklynguy's entries if you hate LOng island, he says LI is Upstate!! (iw ould agree)
von 123456 24. November 2004

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