There is a very real chance that New York State may split from New York City.
The Washington Post reports that secessionists have been working behind the scenes in New York to split the state into two, or possibly even three different regions. The hope is to help out the state’s struggling economy.
Many residents in the Hudson Valley and upstate regions claim high taxes and tough regulations have been harmful to business. Some also believe that New York City’s liberal views don’t reflect those of the rest of the state. While the idea of breaking up the state isn’t new, the fact that it could actually happen is something that is getting people to take the idea more seriously.
The way the split might happen is if voters choose to hold a constitutional convention. The state allows a convention to be held every 20 years, and the next one would be eligible in 2019.
Again, not something I’d hold my breath over. California has been threatening the same kind of thing for a long time, and it keeps reaching the news, sounding like it might go somewhere, and then suddenly drops from the news completely.