Central New York


Central New York

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

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.

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

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 affiliate WCNY-TV.

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 often 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".

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 /ɛlʌmɛntɛɹi/ instead of the General American pronunciations of /ɛlʌmɛntɝi/ and /ɛlʌmɛntri/. The r-colored vowels in documentary and complimentary follow suit.

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