Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chelsea & Marc's upstate wedding plan

"New York Magazine has some new details about Chelsea Clinton's upcoming wedding to Marc Mezvinsky. The nuptials will reportedly be held July 31--but supposedly not on Martha's Vineyard and instead somewhere in New York:

"The wedding planner will contact each guest directly a week in advance and let them know where it is," says the fund-raiser, who speculated that the Hamptons are out because the L.I.E. can be a very long road. The smart money, then, is somewhere upstate, possibly in Westchester or Dutchess County--most likely on property owned by a Clinton supporter..." Chelsea Clinton Wedding Details: When, Who, Where - Huffpost Style

I'm figuring this will be a very beautiful wedding, but for New Yorkers' sake, perhaps we should clarify before the wedding whether the event will in fact take place "upstate", in Westchester or Duchess County...

"This is one of those friendly arguments people in Westchester and the Hudson Valley get into with people when we get to college and meet Long Island and New York City types for the first time in the dorm." (Image: Westchester County is NOT Upstate New York - Localism.com)

Related link:
"There is no clear or official boundary between Upstate New York and Downstate New York. Latitude is generally a consideration in whether or not a place is "upstate", as well as elevation and being away from sea level (hence the prefix "up", meaning both to the north and having a greater altitude). Distance from New York City is also a consideration. Complicating any definition is the usage of the word "upstate" (in lowercase) as a direction, rather than as the name of a region.

"One usage of the term "Upstate" excludes only New York City and Long Island. Another usage locates the Upstate/Downstate boundary further north at the point at which New York City's suburbs segue into its exurbs. This line would place most, but not all, of Westchester and Rockland counties south of the boundary, putting the northwestern edge of Rockland as well as the northernmost quarter of Westchester (such as Peekskill) in Upstate New York. Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties are the northernmost counties of the state of New York that are within the New York metropolitan area, with Putnam being the northernmost of all.

"One traditional, political definition of Upstate is "north of Bear Mountain," hence the "Bear Mountain Compact" describing where "open secrets stay secret."[1][not in citation given] (...) Particularly within Upstate New York, the definition of the word "upstate" is often much further north." Upstate New York - Wikipedia