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This is the page for WikiProject New York, the group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to the state of New York. For the group dedicated to improving articles specific to New York City, see WikiProject New York City.
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Welcome to WikiProject New York (WPNY), a WikiProject dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of the US state of New York. All editors interested in improving articles related to New York are encouraged to join the project by signing up at Participants.

Scope and goals[edit]

WikiProject New York covers all articles relating to the US state of New York. As such, this project's primary goal is to categorize, improve, and organize articles relating to the state.


This user is a member of the
New York State WikiProject.

Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Participants of this project are encouraged to add {{Wikipedia:WikiProject New York/Userbox}} to their user page. The resulting userbox is shown at right.

  1. TwinsMetsFan - lifelong resident of Rochester, NY. Founder/leader of project.
  2. WikiCats
  3. Daniel Case – Took us long enough to do this. Way past about time.
  4. Kafziel - Hudson Valley history and landmarks
  5. WTGDMan1986 - Loved playing on this stage in Tekken 2 (Arcade & PSX) and racetrack in Gran Turismo 4 (PS2). Wishes to revert vandalism and expand on articles. --D.F. "Jun Kazama Master" Williams 17:44, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
  6. Phmalo - Been working on Finger Lakes, Thousands Islands, Adirondack Great Camps, towns in Central New York, architectural history.
  7. Catdude — Just adopted some articles as I type this (kindly see below).
  8.  Jim Dunning  talk Wayne County, New York; Wayne County communities and schools; and the Adirondacks.
  9. JhonsJoe Focus on low importance politicians. - New York City Resident
  10. Oaxaca dan 05:21, 22 January 2007 (UTC) - Mets fan and archaeologist - would like to get together a series of pages on New York archaeology and specific sites.
  11. Yaanch 22:39, 25 January 2007 (UTC) - Long Island
    1. Thanks much, Yaanch, for the nice job on starting the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) article. I'll be collaboratin' with you in a few days from when I type this :-) —Catdude 04:17, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
  12. Cocoaguy 従って contribstalk 23:34, 6 February 2007 (UTC) NYC
  13. Irish Pearl 22:46, 7 February 2007 (UTC) - Long Island, New York City, NY History and whatever I can help on. Including reverting vandalism >:-) (especially on the NYC page).
  14. Cheesebox 04:59, 18 February 2007 (UTC) Binghamton native. Interested in public transportation state wide and anything Greater Binghamton related.
  15. Blackwatch21
  16. Lisapollison just created Bardavon 1869 Opera House and working to expand it. It's a wonderful old theater in Poughkeepsie.Lisapollison 06:08, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
  17. --Christopher Tanner, CCC 19:12, 6 April 2007 (UTC)tanner-christopher I'm originally from upstate New York, I live in Boston now. I am interested in the wine regions of New York and have begun reworking the New York State wine article.
  18. JRWalko
  19. Mycroft7 01:41, 16 April 2007 (UTC) Long Island
  20. AMK152(TalkContributionsSend message) 02:54, 28 April 2007 (UTC) I live in Jamestown, New York
  21. PatricknoddyTALK (reply here)|HISTORY
  22. Bernstein2291
  23. Ari Epstein - Adirondack Park, Finger Lakes, Ithaca, New York, Broome County, New York, Binghamton, New York
  24.  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) - I've been to New York and contribute to a Professional Wrestlers' article
  25. Indoles – Contributing to articles mostly relating to New York City.
  26. Bearian 15:52, 29 June 2007 (UTC) - contributing to articles about Albany, New York and New York City.
  27. bdesham  – mostly interested in Geneseo and environs.
  28. Gamer9678 From Cheektowaga
  29. Farkas2029 19:16, 25 August 2007 (UTC) - Will be working on members of the United States Representative from New York.
  30. User:Doncram Don 00:28, 29 August 2007 (UTC) Adding articles to List of National Historic Landmarks in New York
  31. DCDuring 04:30, 1 September 2007 (UTC) Contributng to Mount Vernon, NY and numerous non-NY articles.
  32. Dcamin 21:18, 12 November 2007 - Resident of Binghamton, NY. Done lots of work on that article in particular, and other articles radiating out from of Poestenkill.
  33. PhacopsRana 20:00, 13 November 2007 - Transplant from New York, working on high peaks & hiking, possibly geology.
  34. Kraxler (talk) 01:29, 19 November 2007 (UTC) - I'm working mostly on History
  35. bahamut0013 14:49, 19 November 2007 (UTC) Captitol Region (Montgomery County, Fulton County, Schenectady County)
  36. Staffwaterboy 17:15, 19 December 2007 (UTC) Westchester
  37. Trulystand700 Citizen of New York City and loyal To New York
  38. Halim7 - I'm interested in the town of Poestenkill as a lifetime resident.
  39. Malomaboy06- I am a lifelong resident of the capital region. I currently reside in Amsterdam.
  40. Lvklock I live in the Syracuse area.
  41. AbruCH - Resident of true upstate New York - can contribute to Plattsburgh, Cumberland Head, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
  42. Thedjatclubrock :-) (T/C), living on Long Island, and contributing accordingly. WQCI 243[KEG977](Contact me if you know what that is):D Thedjatclubrock :-) (T/C) 22:03, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  43. Phil5329 - Very interested in Rochester and the surrounding region, especially its history.
  44. Don Argus jr, expat upstater. I've been adding to the Upstate New York article in the past few months.
  45. Noah03 (talk) 00:31, 13 July 2008 (UTC) | The city and Westchester County.
  46. Cg-realms (talkcontribs) 00:05, 13 June 2008 (EDT) | I contribute to List of National Historic Landmarks in New York semi-regularly and update articles about the Capital Region and state in general
  47. Noah03 – Long Island, New York City, Westchester
  48. MOOOOOPS - Staten Island
  49. Bentley4 - Long Island, Finger Lakes Region, state government
  50. DrGaellon (talk · contribs · count · email) - Westchester, NYC
  51. UpstateNYer (talk · contribs) - Capital Region, interest in education
  52. User:Rlendog - native New Yorker transplanted to Jersey; interested in NY culture, sports and history
  53. BlueH2O - Rochester
  54. BlackWatch21 22:44, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  55. Grungeman - Long Islander living in the Shawangunks; interested in Long Island the Hudson Valley
  56. Camelbinky - Capital Region, history and transportation
  57. Njcraig - General interest and assessment of articles, also member of WP:OREGON and others.
  58. Mister Senseless (Speak - Contributions) 15:33, 15 February 2009 (UTC) - Ithaca, Tompkins County, and the Finger Lakes region are my main areas of interest, but I am certainly willing to help anywhere.
  59. User:Summerhawk - Grew up in Westchester, am currently attending college in the Capital Region. Interested in my local area but will try to help out anywhere needed.
  60. --Muboshgu (talk) 22:55, 6 March 2009 (UTC) - Politics
  61. --User:Duffy2032 ((User Talk:Duffy2032|talk)) - Born here and split time in life between NY and Northern Virginia, can work on Sports, Politics and some Political History.
  62. User:Arverniking
  63. Pmcyclist - Biographies and history of the Ossining and Albany areas pmcyclist (talk) 15:04, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
  64. User:JohnnyB256 - Upstate and Hudson Valley.
  65. TheThankful (talk) 00:36, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
  66. Ian Fahey
  67. Austin512 - Upstate & politics
  68. kitschqueen (talk) - recently relocated to Syracuse, interested in local cultural institutions and recreation opportunities
  69. LtPowers
  70. Pubdog (talk) - National Register of Historic Places in New York
  71. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:06, 11 January 2010 (UTC) NYC and suburban pictures and history
  72. ScottyBerg Public transportation and history.
  73. DanielPenfield Longtime listener, first-time caller.
  74. User:Cmagha Basically, Upstate (and vile was the suggestion to delete that article back in June; shame, shame, shame. Carl Carmerer would have been appalled.
  75. Adavis444Greater Binghamton, the Southern Tier, Universities in New York, and SUNY
  76. IndtAithir - Dutch colonial, Ithaca, Upstate, Rochester, Steuben County, Mohawk valley.
  77. Gyrobo – Mostly active in WP:HVNY and WP:CDNY, though I'd be happy to help on any New York article.
  78. Sbh2 (talk) 04:20, 1 April 2011 (UTC) Interested in Opportunity NYC program and its initial results
  79. WindingRoad Interests: NYC and Hudson Valley history and architecture. Reside NYC and Dutchess County.
  80. LanceBarber (talk), Schenectady County
  81. Bardobro - Southern Tier native, SUNY grad, former Ithaca resident, now living in MD. I'm interested in history, geography, and ecology: rivers, streams, and lakes, flora and fauna.
  82. Jonahman10- Chemung County
  83. OGatsby - Everything.
  84. LaTeeDa - WNY architecture.
  85. C16sh - NYC/Long Island/Westchester area.
  86. jtpurdom - nearly lifelong resident of the Southern-Tier region. Broome and Tioga county in particular.
  87. heymister14 - Yankees fan, interested in Upstate NY, especially Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton Counties
  88. dekema2 - WNY guy, contributor/creator of WikiProject Western New York. We are recruiting contributors.
  89. Kelvinsong—Long Islander, interested in mapmaking, other graphical stuff, etc.
  90. User:Ken Seh - Interested in Upstate landmarks: Niagara Falls, Bear Mountain, etc. Lives in NYC.
  91. User:Futurist110 - Interested in (more) famous New York Governors. I added Gubernatorial portraits for all of the New York Governors wherever I was sure that these portraits were already in the public domain.
  92. User:InItForTheLutz - WNY.
  93. Peter Flass - Mostly Saratoga County, maybe as far south as Albany, but occasionally oher areas I know anything about .
  94. Epicgenius (talk)

Guidelines and structure[edit]

Articles within the scope of this project shall use the article structure guideline laid out by the most relevant WikiProject for a given article. For example, an article on a school should use WikiProject Schools's guideline and structure, while an article on a state-maintained or state-designated highway should use WikiProject New York State Routes's guideline and structure.

How you can help[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject New York:

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All of WikiProject New York's articles are assessed for quality and importance using the criteria outlined at this project's assessment department. These criteria supplement those developed by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. The current statewide assessment statistics are transcluded at right.

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Article alerts[edit]

The project subscribes to Article alerts, a service that automatically notifies the project when pages within WPNY's scope enter various Wikipedia workflows (such as deletion discussions, good or featured article nominations, peer review, and others). These notifications can be found below.

Articles for deletion
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Requests for comments
Peer reviews



The following periodicals are available, in either abstract, citation, or full-text versions, from various subscription databanks. If you wish information from them, please drop me an e-mail indicating your own e-mail address and either the topic, journal, or period you are interested in, and I will forward to you the information I recover. John Carter (talk) 18:33, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Afro-Americans in New York Life and History (2003-on)

Other tools[edit]

  • WikiProject Watchlist: displays recent changes to articles within WPNY's scope
  • Reflinks: Edits bare references; adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks: Edits and repairs external links
  • Dab solver: Quickly resolves ambiguous links
  • Peer reviewer: Provides hints and suggestions to improve articles



Articles should have an infobox that concisely summarizes the article's content. See Category:Infobox templates for a raw list of infobox templates. Examples of infoboxes include:

Stub templates[edit]

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Stubs should be tagged with an appropriate stub template. See Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types for a raw list of stub templates. Examples of New York-related stub templates include:

  • {{NewYork-stub}}: Generic template for New York-related articles

Project banner[edit]

{{WikiProject New York}} should be placed on the talk pages of articles relevant to the state of New York. However, if the article is already tagged for one or more of this project's subprojects, please add {{WikiProject New York}} only for Top-importance, High-importance, or select Mid-importance articles, as outlined in this project's importance scale. The project banner is shown below.

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