The Great Divide is a geographic anomaly that goes by the name, “Verrazano-Narrows Bridge,” and separates New York from the rest of the Union. For the sake of clarity, when the oilem says, “New York” it refers neither to New York State nor to New York City; it refers to the Borough of Brooklyn.
True, this may ring a tad august and presumptuous, but Brooklynites cannot be blamed for a phenomenon that is as American as apple pie. America is the land of supermarkets, superstars, Superman, and the Super Bowl. The assumption is that if something is Number One in America it retains that status throughout the world; hence the top American boxer is the World Heavyweight Champion and America’s best baseball team wins the World Series. Presumably, people from Brooklyn apply similar reasoning in referring to their borough as New York (or, more precisely, New Yawk).The geographic reality is that the Verrazano Bridge does not get you out of the state; it does not even get you out of New York City, but it does get you “Out of Town!” If you have lost the logic somewhere en route, you have revealed where you are from, or more precisely, where you are not from.
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