I recently been to New York and its like they affiliate themselves with New Jersey a lot. Not that it’s anything wrong with that but I’m just saying. Why won’t they just become one whole state. And you also don’t see Atlanta and FL together or California and Las Vegas doing this. I say this because ive seen news stations in New York cover news in the Jersey Area and Beyonce concert billboards in Times Square that are for a concert in Atlantic City. Best answer gets all stars and points. Just asking this question out of curiosity. Thanks in advanced. I think I found an answer. A lot of New York City’s suburbs are actually in New Jersey and Connecticut. So a lot of the people who work in New York City live in those states and commute in, and a lot of people from those states come in to New York frequently on weekends to take advantage of the city’s offerings. And people who live in New York City often spend summer weekends on the Jersey Shore, or go to Atlantic City to gamble. It’s the same with Washington DC (Maryland and Virginia), Philadelphia (southern New Jersey), and Chicago (Indiana and Wisconsin). Most East Coast states are a lot smaller than most West Coast states, so the metropolitan areas often cross a few states. That’s mostly not the case on the West Coast or in the South – San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego’s suburbs are entirely contained in California. No one commutes from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and it’s much easier for New Jersey residents to go 30 minutes to get into Manhattan on weekends than it is for a Las Vegas resident to go 5 hours to Los Angeles.