@Stumpkiller take a look. I know it may be a pipe dream for Upstaters but who knows one can dream. Looking at separating Down State ( Two Counties of Long Island, 5 Counties of NYC, and the two counties that are the “Suburbs” of NYC Westchester and Rockland) and Upstate (the normal 53 counties)
NY Senate Bill S3814 A
Pretty much chop off the dark Black gangrenous portion of the state.