New York City is one of the largest cities on earth, with a large population located in the New York state of the United States of America. This city is the center of the metropolitan area of New York State, with five boroughs. Due to the large landmass of New York City, it is sub-divided into 2 sections that are, upstate and downstate. It is the downstate that harbors the city where inhabitants don’t feel like part of the New York State, but in the real sense, they know in their mind they are part of this state. The idea of whether New York City feels part of New York State is a point of debate that can elicit a lot of controversies and remain tough to determine. This paper will give clear knowledge as to why most New York City dwellers feel not being part of this noble state.
Dwellers of NYC do not consider themselves a part of NY state for a simple reason that New York State came into existence because of NYC. The downstate, which is the home of that city, has some laws and regulations which do not apply to upstate dwellers. Ideally, that is an indicator of how the city feels so separate from the entire state of NY. Another reason to believe this idea is that the NY State Governor, who is in charge of the entire state, does not have any control over NYC. NYC is under the metropolitan authority, leaving that Governor with only little powers of making general legislation that applies to the whole state.
In addition, downstate is very populated that it’s attracting a media pool that specifically covers it, giving it front page space, while the rest of other state news come in the back pages. NY city operates as a sovereign state because it produces most tax that NY State uses for its operation. It becomes hard for its Governor to take control of that city because it is a major source of almost all tax contributed by New York State alone.
Despite there being many arguments on whether NYC feels part of the NY state, the city has proved to remain sovereign, operating as a state of its own. It will take many policies to change such feelings and convince city dwellers that they are part of the NY State. Today the debate is still hot regarding the topic, but the reality remains that NYC has secluded itself from NY State.