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Boasting the most populous city in the US, New York stands as one of the most admired and influential states in the country. New York City is an energetic playground for international tourists, stars of the stage and screen, and the rich and famous. The city is almost a state unto itself, with its vibrant boroughs teeming with a variety of people and places. Millions flock to the Big Apple each year for stage shows, shopping, unparalleled nightlife and sightseeing opportunities. The Empire State boasts a variety of fascinating stops, including the northwestern cities Cooperstown, Schenectady and Albany, the state capital; the western lakeside cities, Buffalo and Rochester; and south central cities Utica and Binghamton. West Point is an integral town on the Hudson River as well as home to the historically vital military academy that shares its name. The richness of the state is marked by her landscapes: expansive cityscapes, the mountain ranges of the Catskills and Adirondacks, numerous natural and lake regions, and the impressive Niagara Falls. Industry is as varied as the state's faces and places, with business interests as diverse as transportation and manufacturing to agriculture, communications and the arts.


Famous Residents

Famous people that live in or are from New York
  • Lucille Ball
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Aaron Copland
  • Millard Fillmore
  • Washington Irving
  • Billy Joel
  • Normal Rockwell
  • Rosie O'Donnell
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Mae West
  • Walt Whitman


Local Color

What makes New York unique
  • New York Style Pizza
  • Broadway
  • Jewish Deli
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Taxis
  • Diversity
  • Big Business



New York's alter egos
  • Empire State
  • Knickerbocker State
  • Excelsior State


Major Industries

Most profitable industries in New York
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemicals
  • Transportation
  • Tourism
  • Banking


Geographic Regions

Regions that extend into New York
  • North Country
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Capital Region
  • Mid-Hudson
  • Southern Tier
  • Central New York
  • Finger Lakes
  • Western New York