New York (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

New York is not only a city, but also a state on the East Coast of the USA. In particular, New York City is considered the cultural and financial centre of the country. New York State is one of the 13 founding members of the Union, and from the earliest days, it was also the place that new immigrants’ shoes first touched.

New York (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of New York / Where is New York?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic information about New York City
  2. What to See in New York State
  3. Interesting facts about New York State
  4. New York Weather
  5. Largest Cities in New York City
  6. Food Prices in New York City
  7. New York State Symbols

Basic information about New York City

What to See in New York State

  1. Statue of Liberty
  2. Niagara Falls
  3. Empire State Building
  4. Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock Overlook
  5. Sightseeing Helicopter Flights Over New York City
  6. OneWorld Trade Center
  7. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  8. Central Park
  9. Times Square
  10. Brooklyn Bridge

For tips on other sights and places of interest in New York, post them in the discussion.

Interesting facts about New York State

Date of New York’s Entry into the Union

July 26, 1788 (11th in order)

New York State nickname

The Empire State

The Highest Mountain in New York State

Mount Marcy (1,629 metres)

New York State Rivers

  1. St. Lawrence River (1,197 km)
  2. Susquehanna River (747 km)
  3. Allegheny River (523 km)
  4. Hudson River (507 km)
  5. Delaware River (484 km)

Airports in New York State

  1. New York – John F. Kennedy International Airport
  2. New York – LaGuardia Airport
  3. Buffalo – Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  4. Greater Rochester International Airport
  5. Albany International Airport

New York State Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Buffalo Bills
  • MLB (baseball): New York Yankees, New York Mets
  • MLS (soccer): New York City FC
  • NHL (ice hockey): Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, New York Rangers
  • NBA (basketball): Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks

Universities in New York State

  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • University of Rochester
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • City University of New York

ZIP codes

10001-14975, 06390

Weather in New York | Average Temperatures New York | Average Precipitation New York

New York Weather

The weather in New York State varies from region to region. Upstate tends to be cooler than New York City. In higher elevations, winter temperatures drop to -25 °C. In New York City, they hover around zero.

Summers in New York City are generally warm, with high humidity and temperatures around 20-28 °C. Temperatures in upstate regions rise to a maximum of 25 °C in the shade in summer.

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Largest Cities in New York City

# City Population Map
1 New York 8,175,133 Show on Map
2 Brooklyn 2,300,664 Show on Map
3 Queens 2,272,771 Show on Map
4 Manhattan 1,487,536 Show on Map
5 Bronx 1,385,108 Show on Map
6 Staten Island 468,730 Show on Map
7 Buffalo 261,310 Show on Map
8 Jamaica 216,866 Show on Map
9 Rochester 210,565 Show on Map
10 Yonkers 195,976 Show on Map

Food Prices in New York City

  • McDonald’s restaurant McMeal prices: $9.66
  • Restaurant Draft Beer (0.5L): $7.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.83
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $2.14
  • Milk (1 l): $1.20
  • Bread (500 g): $3.78
  • Rice (1 kg): $5.82
  • Egg (12 pcs): $3.35
  • Cheese (1 kg): $14.78
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $13.64
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $16.28
  • Apple (1 kg): $6.23
  • Bananas (1 kg): $2.86
  • Oranges (1 kg): $5.22
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $5.85
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $4.18
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $2.09
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $3.29
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $15.00

New York City grocery prices effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

New York Flag | New York State Emblem

New York State Symbols

  • Gemstone:granite
  • Insect: nine-spotted sunfish
  • Bark: Sherry
  • Flower: rose
  • Butterfly: white butterfly
  • Drink: 2% milk
  • Fruit: apple
  • Snake: cayenne
  • Bird: blue warbler
  • Fish: American hogfish, striped guinea fowl
  • Mammal: beaver
  • Sweetness: apple muffin
  • Slogan: I Love New York
  • Tree: sugar maple

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