Actually, I wan't referring to my personal experience living in NY. I meant discussing people and events that are part of NY's history. Things like the measles epidemic of 1933, Edgar Allen Poe wrote The Raven in the Bronx, Yankees history, Tammany Hall, etc.
Does that make a difference where I post? I looked at both forums, and wasn't sure. Maybe I'll ask whoever the moderator is for help with this.