That place. It’s commonly referred to as “The City” by Upstate New Yorkers. And it’s not that upstaters have a problem with the city in general, it’s more about the impression that NYC leaves on the rest of the state. It’s a proportionally small part of the state that sucks up all the attention.
Plus, the distinction between NYC and the rest of the state is tremendous, and they don’t share wants, needs, or problems. Considering that NYC is the media golden child, the rest of the state (and its issues) often get a pass.