Now, I love New York. I was born there, went to college there, lived there for longer than I've lived in any other single place, and consider it the one city in America where I really feel at home. And I don't deny that Boston, as New England's official Big City, is a very important player in the region. But aaarrgh, does that phrase get boring after a while.
Wouldn't it be more interesting, and more fun, to say Connecticut is between, say, Philadelphia and Providence? Or between Southampton and Great Barrington? I mean, shake it up a bit for once.
Great Barrington, by the way, is just a few minutes into Massachusetts on Route 7. And a very nice place for a little stroll.