New York is a state in the Northeastern United States. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With more than 19 million residents in 2019, it is the fourth-most-populous state. To distinguish it from New York City, which is the largest city in the state, it is sometimes referred to as New York State.
Two-thirds of the state's population lives in the New York metropolitan area (including nearly 40% on Long Island). The state and city were named for the 17th-century Duke of York, the future King James II of England. With an estimated population of 8.34 million in 2019, New York City is the most populous city in the United States and the premier gateway for immigration to the United States. The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populous in the world. A global city, NYC is home to the United Nations Headquarters, and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, as well as the world's most economically powerful city. The next four most populous cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse, while the state capital is Albany.
The 27th largest U.S. state in land area, New York has a diverse geography. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest. The southern part of the state is in the Atlantic coastal plain and includes Long Island and several smaller associated islands, as well as New York City and the lower Hudson River Valley. The large Upstate New York region comprises several ranges of the wider Appalachian Mountains, and the Adirondack Mountains in the northeastern lobe of the state. The north–south Hudson River Valley and the east–west Mohawk River Valley bisect these more mountainous regions. Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Niagara Falls. The central part of the state is dominated by the Finger Lakes, a popular vacation and tourist destination.
Edward Grant Barrow (May 10, 1868 – December 15, 1953) was an American manager and front office executive in Major League Baseball. He served as the field manager of the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. He served as business manager (de facto general manager) of the New York Yankees from 1921 to 1939 and as team president from 1939 to 1945, and is credited with building the Yankee dynasty. Barrow was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.
Newburgh (/ˈnuːbɜːrɡ//NOO-burg) is a city in the U.S. state of New York within Orange County. With an estimated 2019 population of 28,177, it is a principal city of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown metropolitan area, which belongs to the larger New York megacity. Located 60 miles (97 km) north of New York City, and 90 miles (140 km) south of Albany on the Hudson River within the Hudson Valley Area, the city of Newburgh is located near Stewart International Airport, one of the primary airports for Downstate New York.
United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks.
Map of the Province of New York.
The West Indian Labor Day Parade is an annual carnival along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.
A historical juxtaposition: a replica of Henry Hudson's 17th-century Halve Maen passes modern-day lower Manhattan where the original ship would have sailed while investigating New York harbor.
Langston Hughes was part of the Harlem Renaissance that flourished in the 1920s.
A crowd in Times Square awaits the countdown to the start of 2006.
A frameworker tightens bolts on the Empire State Building in 1930; the recently completed Chrysler Building is seen in the background.
The Stadt Huys in Albany became the state's seat of government when Albany became the permanent capitol in 1797.
The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center.
The Yoshio Taniguchi building at the Museum of Modern Art.
Martin Scorsese at the Tribeca Film Festival
SUR by Xefirotarch at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens.
John Trumbull's Surrender of General Burgoyne stylizes the American win at Saratoga.
Street vendors at the Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan's Little Italy.
1800 map of New York from Low's Encyclopaedia
A Phoenix rises to new life at the Village Halloween Parade fifty days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Companies such as Eastman Kodak (Rochester headquarters pictured ca. 1900) epitomized New York's manufacturing economy in the late 19th century.
New York State Theater
New York was dominated by Iroquoian (purple) and Algonquian (pink) Indian tribes.
Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). He won the popular vote for three presidential elections—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was one of two Democrats (with Woodrow Wilson) to be elected president during the era of Republican political domination dating from 1861 to 1933.
Chittenango Falls State Park is located in Madison County, New York east of Cazenovia Lake. The 167 foot waterfall cascades over roughly 40 million year old bedrock, flowing beneath a wooden bridge spanning the meandering Chittenango Creek. While the park is open year-round, the trail, which leads to a viewing bridge spanning the creek is closed during winter months due to icy conditions.
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Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, is the location of what was at one time the main entry facility for immigrants entering the United States; the facility operated from January 1, 1892 until November 12, 1954. It is owned by the Federal government and is now part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, under the jurisdiction of the US National Park Service. It is situated in New York City and Jersey City, New Jersey.
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