Has New York become 'land poor?'


When people residing in states far away from New York visualize the Empire State, many of those who've never been here envision concrete and steel, the New York City skyline, and wall-to-wall people and traffic. That may be the price we pay for having our entire state named after our largest city. But those of us who live or have visited "upstate" know better ... for New York, despite its urbanized image, still harbors a lot of open space, and much of it consists of public forest acreage.

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