My Travel to Upstate New York (What is a Hamlet?) I had never heard of Meco, NY. It isn’t exactly a big city. Actually, it’s not even a town… Meco is a Hamlet within the town of Johnstown. What is a Hamlet? I have no clue. But when I left Manhattan to head upstate I found a new favorite brewery at Stump City Brewing and took a four-wheeler through the woods to have some Genesee Cream Ale at a bar called Concordia Club. I found that New York state has much more to offer than just New York City!