New York State is the largest of the Middle Atlantic States. It has a total
area of 53,989 square miles of which 6,765 square miles are water. The
population of New York based off a 1994 estimate is approximately 18,169,000,
which makes it rank third in population. New York, a city of staggering
contrasts, diversity and culture, ranks among history's great trade and cultural
centers. From Wall Street to the United Nations, the world's most powerful and
influential men and women prize success in New York above all other places. Its
population hails from every country on the globe, bringing a variety of culture
and viewpoints. However, above all else New York has always been about money and
They don't come any bigger than the Big Apple - king of the hill, top of the
heap, New York, New York. It's got its fair share of the tired, the poor, and
the huddled masses, but it also has world-class museums, big statues, even
bigger buildings, outrageous excess, and a whole lot of whooo-wheee!
From the top of the Empire State Building to the bottom of a glass in a
Manhattan nightclub, New York has it all. For a closer look at the city, wander
through Times Square, and the streets of Greenwich Village and Soho, check out
the Wall Street super traders, or hop a ferry to Staten Island.
The great metropolis of New York City is the nerve center of the nation. It
is a leader in manufacturing, foreign trade, commerce and banking, book and
magazine publishing, and theatrical production. A leading seaport, its John F.
Kennedy International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. New
York is also home to the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world. The
printing and publishing industry is the city's largest manufacturing employer,
with the apparel industry second.
Nearly all the rest of the state's manufacturing is done on Long Island,
along the Hudson River north to Albany, and through the Mohawk Valley, Central
New York, and Southern Tier regions to Buffalo. The St. Lawrence seaway and
power projects have opened the North Country to industrial expansion and have
given the state a second seacoast.
Major points of interest are Castle Clinton, Fort Stanwix, and Statue of
Liberty National Monuments; Niagara Falls; U.S. Military Academy at West Point;
National Historic Sites that include homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park
and Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay and New York City; the Women's Rights
National Historical Park in Seneca Falls; National Memorials, including Grant's
Tomb and Federal Hall in New York City; Fort Ticonderoga; the Baseball Hall of
Fame in Cooperstown; and the United Nations, skyscrapers, museums, theaters, and
parks in New York City.