New York

The Empire State

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New York is a very unique state. Many people hear New York and immediately think of New York City, but there is much more in the state of New York than just the big cities. There is even a lot of farmland in upstate New York. New York city however, is one of the most important things about New York.

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Abbreviation: NY

Capital: Albany

Largest city: New York, NY

Area: 54,556 miles

Population: 19,378,102

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The State Flag

    A modern version of a Revolutionary War flag, today's New York State flag displays the State Coat of Arms, adopted in 1778, and centered on a dark blue field. The shield depicts a cloudless sky with a rising sun behind three mountains, the highlands of the Hudson River.


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Location

New York is located in the northeastern region of the country.

New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east.

History in a timeline courtesy of "ereferencedesk.com"


1609 -

  • Hudson River was first explored by Henry Hudson.
  • Samuel de Champlain explores the northeastern New York area .

1625 - The Dutch purchase Manhattan Island from the local Indians

1776 - July 9 - Existing as a colony of Great Britain for over a century, New York declared its independence becoming one of the original 13 states of the Federal Union

  • April 20 - New York's first constitution was adopted

1784 - "The Empire State," an expression possibly originated by George Washington

1788 - With the Revolutionary War ended, New York becomes the 11th US State
1797 - January - Albany became the capital of the State

1792 - The New York Stock Exchange, founded, and has become the center of world finance.

1886 - The Statue of Liberty, with its famous inscription, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," was the first symbol of America's mission.

1929 - New York stock market crashes

2001 - World Trade Center attacked by terrorists

2001 -

  • 9/11 - Terrorists hijacked, then crashed two planes into World Trade Center, nearly 3,000 killed, with billions in property loss.
  • Later in the year, American Airlines plane crash in New York City kills 260

2006 - Yankees pitcher, Cory Lidle and flight instructor, killed in airplane crash; first beam of the new Freedom Tower placed


2009

  • US Airways plane with 155 people on board crash-landed in Hundson River after striking bird on takeoff, all aboard were safe

2010

  • Car bomb found parked in Times Square, New York City

2011

  • Protests held at Wall Street
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Economics

New York has a very big economy. If New York were a nation, it would have the 16th largest economy in the world. Its agricultural outputs are dairy, cattle, and other livestock, vegetables, and apples. New York is the leading center of banking, finance, and communication in the United States.

New York has many monuments, things to do, and tourism such as some of the things below.

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