The Full Wiki

Central New York: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Central New York State

Central New York is a term used to broadly describe the central region of New York State, roughly including the following counties and cities:

Cayuga County Auburn
Cortland County Cortland
Herkimer County Little Falls
Madison County Oneida
Oneida County Rome, Sherrill (Smallest city in New York) & Utica
Onondaga County Syracuse (Largest city in the region)
Oswego County Fulton & Oswego
Tompkins County Ithaca

Under this definition, the region has a population of about 1,177,073.

Major newspapers in the region include the Oneida Daily Dispatch, Syracuse Post-Standard, Auburn Citizen, Ithaca Journal, and Utica Observer-Dispatch, as well as the alternative newsweekly Syracuse New Times.

The major colleges and universities in the region include Hamilton College, Cornell University, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oswego, Colgate University, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, Syracuse University and the SUNY ESF.

The region is served by several television stations based in Syracuse (including ABC affiliate WSYR-TV, NBC affiliate WSTM-TV, CBS affiliate WTVH, Fox affiliate WSYT and PBS member station WCNY-TV) and Utica (NBC affiliate WKTV, ABC affiliate WUTR and Fox TV affiliate WFXV).

Note: Tompkins County and Cortland County are often considered part of the region in New York State called the Southern Tier; the ski country demarcation line runs through Cortland County. Tompkins County, which features Ithaca at the end of Cayuga Lake, is also considered part of the Finger Lakes. Oneida County and Herkimer County are often considered part of the region in NYS called the Mohawk Valley, although the "Central New York" and "Mohawk Valley" definitions overlap and neither definition is mutually exclusive. Therefore Tompkins County, Cortland County, Oneida County and Herkimer County are only Central New York in the broader sense of the phrase "Central New York".

Only Onondaga County, Cayuga County, Oswego County and Madison County are always considered "Central New York".

The New York State Department of Transportation defines the Central/Eastern region as including the counties of Albany, Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Washington, but does not commit itself to a definition of Central New York per se. [1]

History

During the early historic period, the Iroquois successfully excluded Algonquin tribes from the region.

The Central New York Military Tract, land reserved from soldiers of the American Revolution, was located here. Many towns derived from the tracts have classical names.

Speech patterns

Many Central New Yorkers pronounce elementary as /ɛləmɛntɛɹi/ instead of the General American pronunciations of /ɛləmɛntɝi/ and /ɛləmɛntri/. The r-colored vowels in documentary and complimentary follow suit.[2]

Central New Yorkers tend to not use certain accents and speech patterns heard in Western New York. (I.e., the Western New York tendency to say "the" before a route number, such as "the 90" for Interstate 90, is not observed in Central New York.)

References

  1. ^ "Central/Eastern Region", New York State Dept of Transportation. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
  2. ^ Dinkin & Evanini (2009): "An Eleméntàry Linguistic Definition of Upstate New York".

Advertisements

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

The Central region of New York is a crossroads, dominated by the state's fifth-largest city, Syracuse, and the Mohawk River that flows eastward through this region. It borrows aspects from all of the surrounding regions to create a microcosm of New York as a whole: hills and rivers, cities and farms, hard work and recreation. Central New York is sometimes called the "Gateway to the Adirondacks" and is a natural starting point for fall foliage expeditions. It is also rich in history: The battle of Oriskany and the siege of Fort Stanwix figured prominently in the American revolutionary war.

  • Chenango County
  • Cortland County
  • Herkimer County
  • Madison County
  • Montgomery County
  • Oneida County
  • Onondaga County
  • Oswego County
  • Otsego County
  • Schoharie County
This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message