When I think back to all the places I have had the opportunity to visit, I can not deny that I have been blessed. It was interesting to me to see places that were different from my life in New York. Yet, people’s perception of where I am from has always been interesting. Notice, I wrote New York, not New York City. But I am sure that most people when they hear or see New York, they associate it with the city. For me, it’s fine because though I grew up right outside the city, I was born in Manhattan and my family and I pretty much went into the city every week. For those who don’t live near NYC like in towns/cities such as Syracuse, Buffalo, or Albany (which is the capital of our state), New York is definitely not NYC for them.
For example, this weekend I was away doing some volunteer work at a place called Eddy Farms which is in (this is why I have not posted in a while). It is located on the New York and Delaware border in Port Jervis, NY. If you look below at the photos, you can see what else is New York. And when I say New York, I mean the state, not the city.
What do you think when you hear New York?
Do you know or have you been anywhere in the state of New York that is not New York City?
Can’t wait to hear from you all :)