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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.

Username Areas of interest
TwinsMetsFan (talk · contribs) Lifelong resident of Rochester, NY. Founder/coordinator of project.
WikiCats (talk · contribs)
Daniel Case (talk · contribs) Took us long enough to do this. Way past about time.
Kafziel (talk · contribs) Hudson Valley history and landmarks
WTGDMan1986 (talk · contribs) 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.
Catdude (talk · contribs) Just adopted some articles as I type this (kindly see below).
JhonsJoe (talk · contribs) Focus on low importance politicians. - New York City Resident
Cocoaguy (talk · contribs) NYC
Cheesebox (talk · contribs) Binghamton native. Interested in public transportation state wide and anything Greater Binghamton related.
Lisapollison (talk · contribs) Just created Bardavon 1869 Opera House and working to expand it. It's a wonderful old theater in Poughkeepsie.
AMK152 (talk · contribs) I live in Jamestown, New York
Bernstein2291 (talk · contribs)
ThinkBlue (talk · contribs) I've been to New York and contribute to a Professional Wrestlers' article
Bearian (talk · contribs) Contributing to articles about Albany, New York and New York City.
Bdesham (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in Geneseo and environs.
Gamer9678 (talk · contribs) From Cheektowaga
Farkas2029 (talk · contribs) Will be working on members of the United States Representative from New York.
Doncram (talk · contribs) Adding articles to List of National Historic Landmarks in New York
DCDuring (talk · contribs) Contributing to Mount Vernon, NY and numerous non-NY articles.
Douglas Camin (talk · contribs) Resident of Binghamton, NY. Done lots of work on that article in particular, and other articles radiating out from of Poestenkill.
Kraxler (talk · contribs) I'm working mostly on History
Jguard18 (talk · contribs) Westchester
Trulystand700 (talk · contribs) Citizen of New York City and loyal To New York
Lvklock (talk · contribs) I live in the Syracuse area.
Don Argus jr (talk · contribs) Expat upstater. I've been adding to the Upstate New York article in the past few months.
Cg-realms (talk · contribs) I contribute to List of National Historic Landmarks in New York semi-regularly and update articles about the Capital Region and state in general
Bentley4 (talk · contribs) Long Island, Finger Lakes Region, state government
DrGaellon (talk · contribs) Westchester, NYC
UpstateNYer (talk · contribs) Capital Region, interest in education
Rlendog (talk · contribs) Native New Yorker transplanted to Jersey; interested in NY culture, sports and history
BlueH2O (talk · contribs) Rochester
Grungeman (talk · contribs) Long Islander living in the Shawangunks; interested in Long Island the Hudson Valley
Camelbinky (talk · contribs) Capital Region, history and transportation
Njcraig (talk · contribs) General interest and assessment of articles, also member of WP:OREGON and others.
Muboshgu (talk · contribs) Politics
Pmcyclist (talk · contribs) Biographies and history of the Ossining and Albany areas
LtPowers (talk · contribs)
Pubdog (talk · contribs) National Register of Historic Places in New York
Jim.henderson (talk · contribs) NYC and suburban pictures and history
DanielPenfield (talk · contribs) Longtime listener, first-time caller.
Cmagha (talk · contribs) Basically, Upstate (and vile was the suggestion to delete that article back in June; shame, shame, shame. Carl Carmerer would have been appalled.
Adavis444 (talk · contribs) Greater Binghamton, the Southern Tier, Universities in New York, and SUNY
Gyrobo (talk · contribs) Mostly active in WP:HVNY and WP:CDNY, though I'd be happy to help on any New York article.
WindingRoad (talk · contribs) Interests: NYC and Hudson Valley history and architecture. Reside NYC and Dutchess County.
LanceBarber (talk · contribs) Schenectady County
Bardobro (talk · contribs) 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.
Jonahman10 (talk · contribs) Chemung County
C16sh (talk · contribs) NYC/Long Island/Westchester area.
Heymister14 (talk · contribs) Yankees fan, interested in Upstate NY, especially Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton Counties
Dekema2 (talk · contribs) WNY guy, contributor/creator of WikiProject Western New York. We are recruiting contributors.
Kelvinsong (talk · contribs) Long Islander, interested in mapmaking, other graphical stuff, etc.
Ken Seh (talk · contribs) Interested in Upstate landmarks: Niagara Falls, Bear Mountain, etc. Lives in NYC.
Futurist110 (talk · contribs) 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.
InItForTheLutz (talk · contribs) WNY.
Peter Flass (talk · contribs) Mostly Saratoga County, maybe as far south as Albany, but occasionally other areas I know anything about .
Epicgenius (talk · contribs)
PointsofNoReturn (talk · contribs) working on articles in Downstate New York, tri-state area

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:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:


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.

Quick links


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.

Today's featured articles
Articles for deletion
Categories for discussion
Templates for discussion
Good article nominees



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.

WikiProject New York (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject New York, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the U.S. state of New York on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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