A couple of the welcome posts got me thinking how great NY would be without the 5 boroughs. What do we have 70 something counties, mountains, valleys, farm land. Some of the nicest places in the world. Yet all the decisions are made based upon the five boroughs, LI and possibly Westchester and Rockland (let's of course not forget the orphan Albany). Hypothetically, how great would NYS be if the chickens left the roost and let 'ol mother hen fend for herself? One can still dream, right?