New York State Facts and History

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New York Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Andrew M. Cuomo (Democrat)
  • Capital: Albany
  • Population: 19,453,561 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 47,126.40 sq km
  • Water Area: 7,428.58 sq km
  • Total Area: 54,554.98 SQ KM
  • Width: 285 mi (455 km)
  • Length: 330 mi (530 km)
  • State Motto: “Excelsior (Ever Upward)”
  • Nickname: Empire State
  • Electoral votes: 29
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 29 (of 435)
  • State Song: “I Love New York”
  • Date of Statehood: July 26, 1788
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of New York: ny.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: NY
  • Origin of name:Dutch settlers named the lower part of the island New Amsterdam in 1624. When the English seized the land in 1664, they renamed it New York in honor of the Duke of York.

State Symbol of New York

State AnimalBeaver
State BeverageMilk
State BirdBluebird
State BushLilac
State FlowerRose
State FossilEurypterus remipes
State Fresh Water FishBrook trout
State FruitApple
State GemGarnet
State InsectLadybug
State Marine or Saltwater FishStriped bass
State MottoExcelsior (Ever upward)
State MuffinApple muffin
State NicknameEmpire State
State ShellBay scallop
State TurtleSnapping turtle
State TreeSugar maple

Sports Teams

  • MLB: New York Mets, New York Yankees
  • NFL: Buffalo Bills
  • NBA: New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets
  • NHL: New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres
  • MLS: New York City FC

College & Universities

A.B.I. School of Barbering & Cosmetology of Chelsea Inc.CUNY Queensborough Community CollegeMaria College of Albany
Adelphi UniversityCUNY School of Law at Queens CollegeMarion S Whelan School of Nursing of Geneva General Hospital
Adirondack Beauty SchoolCUNY System OfficeMarist College
Adirondack Community CollegeCUNY York CollegeMarJon School of Beauty Culture Ltd
Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing ProgramCVPH Medical Center School of Radiologic TechnologyMarymount College of Fordham University
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesD’Youville CollegeMarymount Manhattan College
Albany Law SchoolDaemen CollegeMedaille College
Albany Medical CollegeDance Theatre of Harlem IncMemorial Hospital School of Nursing
Alfred UniversityDarkei Noam Rabbinical CollegeMemorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy Technology
American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral ServiceDelaware Chenango Madison Ostego BOCES-Practical NursingMerce Cunningham Studio
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New YorkDeVry College of New YorkMercy College
American Musical and Dramatic AcademyDominican College of BlauveltMerkaz Bnos-Business School
Apex Technical SchoolDorothea Hopfer School of Nursing-Mt Vernon HospitalMesivta of Eastern Parkway-Yeshiva Zichron Meilech
Arnot Ogden Medical CenterDowling CollegeMesivta Torah Vodaath Rabbinical Seminary
Arnot-ogden Medical Center-school of Radiologic TechnologyDutchess BOCES-School of Practical NursingMesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem of America
ASA Institute of Business and Computer TechnologyDutchess Community CollegeMetropolitan College of New York
Associated Beth Rivkah SchoolsEastern Suffolk BOCES-School of Practical NursingMetropolitan Institute For Training In Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Austin’s School of Spa TechnologyEllis School of NursingMetropolitan Learning Institute
Bais Medrash ElyonElmira Business InstituteMidway Paris Beauty School
Bank Street College of EducationElmira CollegeMildred Elley School-Albany Campus
Bard CollegeEmpire Beauty School-BrooklynMirrer Yeshiva Cent Institute
Barnard CollegeEmpire Beauty School-ManhattanModern Welding School
Beauty School of MiddletownEmpire Beauty School-QueensMohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch
Beis Medrash Heichal DovidErie 1 BOCESMolloy College
Berk Trade and Business SchoolErie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramMonroe College-Main Campus
Berkeley College-New YorkErie Community CollegeMonroe College-New Rochelle
Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Yosher InstituteEverest Institute-RochesterMonroe Community College
Beth Hatalmud Rabbinical CollegeExcelsior CollegeMorrisville State College
Boricua CollegeFarmingdale State CollegeMount Saint Mary College
Bramson ORT CollegeFashion Institute of TechnologyMount Sinai School of Medicine
Branford Hall Career Institute-Bohemia CampusFaxton-St Luke’s Healthcare School of Radiologic TechnologyNassau Community College
Briarcliffe CollegeFEGS Trades and Business SchoolNational Tractor Trailer School Inc-Buffalo
Brittany Beauty SchoolFinger Lakes Community CollegeNational Tractor Trailer School Inc-Liverpool
Brooklyn Institute of Business TechnologyFive Towns CollegeNazareth College
Brooklyn Law SchoolFordham UniversityNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater
Broome Community CollegeFranklin Career InstituteNew York Academy of Art
Broome Delaware Tioga BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramFrench Culinary InstituteNew York Automotive and Diesel Institute
Bryant and Stratton College-AlbanyFulton-Montgomery Community CollegeNew York Career Institute
Bryant and Stratton College-AmherstGamla CollegeNew York Chiropractic College
Bryant and Stratton College-BuffaloGemological Institute of America-New YorkNew York College of Health Professions
Bryant and Stratton College-GreeceGenesee Community CollegeNew York College of Podiatric Medicine
Bryant and Stratton College-HenriettaGenesee Valley BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramNew York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Bryant and Stratton College-SouthtownsGlobal Business InstituteNew York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Bryant and Stratton College-Syracuse NorthGlobe Institute of TechnologyNew York Institute of English and Business
Business Informatics Center IncHair Design Institute at Fifth Avenue-BrooklynNew York Institute of Massage Inc
Caliber Training InstituteHamilton CollegeNew York Institute of Technology
Canisius CollegeHarlem School of Technology IncNew York Institute of Technology – Manhattan
Capri School of Hair DesignHartwick CollegeNew York Institute of Technology-Central Islip
Career Blazers Learning CenterHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-New YorkNew York International Beauty School Ltd
Career Institute of Health & TechnologyHelene Fuld College of NursingNew York Law School
Career Institute of Health and TechnologyHerkimer County BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramNew York Medical College
Carsten Aveda Institute of New YorkHerkimer County Community CollegeNew York Paralegal School
Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramHilbert CollegeNew York School for Medical and Dental Assistants
Cayuga County Community CollegeHobart William Smith CollegesNew York School of Interior Design
Cayuga Onondaga BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramHofstra UniversityNew York Theological Seminary
Cazenovia CollegeHoughton CollegeNew York University
Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim LubavitzHudson Valley Community CollegeNiagara County Community College
Centurion Professional TrainingHudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin CareNiagara University
Charles Stuart School of Diamond SettingHunter Business SchoolNorth Country Community College
Cheryl Fells School of BusinessInstitute of Audio ResearchNorth Westchester School of Hair-Cosmetology
Christ the King SeminaryInstitute of Design and ConstructionNortheastern Seminary
Circle in the Square Theater SchoolInterboro InstituteNyack College
Clarkson UniversityIona CollegeOhr Hameir Theological Seminary
Clinton Community CollegeIsabella G Hart School of Practical NursingOhr Somayach
Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramIsland Drafting and Technical InstituteOlean Business Institute
Cochran School of NursingIthaca CollegeOnondaga Community College
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity SchoolITT Technical Institute-AlbanyOnondaga Cortland Madison BOCES
Colgate UniversityITT Technical Institute-GetzvilleOrange County Community College
College of Mount Saint VincentITT Technical Institute-LiverpoolOrange-Ulster BOCES-School of Practical Nursing
Columbia Green Beauty SchoolJamestown Business CollegeOrleans Niagara BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Columbia University in the City of New YorkJamestown Community CollegeOrlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology
Columbia-Greene Community CollegeJefferson Community CollegeOswego County BOCES
Concordia College-New YorkJefferson Lewis BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramOtsego Area BOCES-School of Practical Nursing
Continental School of Beauty Culture-BataviaJewish Theological Seminary of AmericaPace University-New York
Continental School of Beauty Culture-BuffaloJoffrey Ballet School-American Ballet CenterPacific College of Oriental Medicine-New York
Continental School of Beauty Culture-OleanKatharine Gibbs School – New York CityPaul Smiths College of Arts and Science
Continental School of Beauty Culture-RochesterKehilath Yakov Rabbinical SeminaryPhillips Beth Israel School of Nursing
Continental School of Beauty Culture-West SenecaKeuka CollegePhillips Hairstyling Institute
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtKol Yaakov Torah CenterPlaza College
Cope InstituteLe Moyne CollegePolytechnic Institute of New York University
Cornell UniversityLeon Studio One School of Hair DesignPratt Institute-Main
Corning Community CollegeLia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care TrainingProfessional Business College
Crouse Hospital School of NursingLIM CollegePutnam-Westchester BOCES Practical Nursing Program
Culinary Institute of AmericaLong Island Beauty School-HauppaugeRabbinical Academy Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeLong Island Beauty School-HempsteadRabbinical College Beth Shraga
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeLong Island Business InstituteRabbinical College Bobover Yeshiva Bnei Zion
CUNY Bronx Community CollegeLong Island College Hospital of Brooklyn School of NursingRabbinical College of Ch’san Sofer New York
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeLong Island College Hospital School of Radiologic SciencesRabbinical College of Long Island
CUNY City CollegeLong Island University-Brentwood CampusRabbinical College of Ohr Shimon Yisroel
CUNY College of Staten IslandLong Island University-Brooklyn CampusRabbinical Seminary M’kor Chaim
CUNY Graduate School and University CenterLong Island University-C W Post CampusRabbinical Seminary of Adas Yereim
CUNY Hostos Community CollegeLong Island University-Rockland CampusRabbinical Seminary of America
CUNY Hunter CollegeLong Island University-University Center CampusRensselaer BOCES-School of Practical Nursing
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeLong Island University-Westchester CampusRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
CUNY Kingsborough Community CollegeMachzikei Hadath Rabbinical CollegeRidley-Lowell School of Business
CUNY LaGuardia Community CollegeMadison Oneida BOCES – Practical Nursing ProgramRoberts Wesleyan College
CUNY Lehman CollegeMandl The College of Allied HealthRochester General Hospital School of Medical Technology
CUNY Medgar Evers CollegeManhattan CollegeRochester Institute of Technology
CUNY New York City College of TechnologyManhattan School of Computer TechnologyRockefeller University
CUNY Queens CollegeManhattan School of MusicManhattanville College
Rockland Community CollegeSt Paul’s School of Nursing-QueensSUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Rockland County BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramSt Paul’s School of Nursing-Staten IslandSUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome
Sage College of AlbanySt Vincent Catholic Medical Center New York-Brooklyn and QueensSUNY Maritime College
Sage Colleges System OfficeSt Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of NySUNY Westchester Community College
Saint Bonaventure UniversitySt. Francis CollegeSUNY-System Office
Saint Elizabeth College of NursingStar Career Academy-SyossetSwedish Institute a College of Health Sciences
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center School of RadiographyState University of New York at New PaltzSyracuse Central Technical Vocational Center
Saint John Fisher CollegeSteuben-Allegany BOCES-School of Practical Nursing-CoopersSyracuse University
Saint Joseph’s College-New YorkStony Brook UniversityTalmudical Institute of Upstate New York
Saint Josephs College – Long IslandStudio JewelersTalmudical Seminary Oholei Torah
Saint Josephs College-central OfficeSuburban Technical SchoolTaylor Business Institute
Saint Josephs Seminary and CollegeSuffolk County Community CollegeTeachers College at Columbia University
Saint Thomas Aquinas CollegeSullivan County BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramTechnical Career Institutes
Saint Vladimirs Orthodox Theological SeminarySullivan County Community CollegeThe Ailey School
Samaritan Hospital School of NursingSunbridge CollegeThe College of New Rochelle
Sanford-Brown Institute-Garden CitySUNY at AlbanyThe College of Saint Rose
Sanford-Brown Institute-New YorkSUNY at BinghamtonThe General Theological Seminary
Sanford-Brown Institute-White PlainsSUNY at FredoniaThe Juilliard School
Sarah Lawrence CollegeSUNY at GeneseoThe New School
SBI Campus-An Affiliate of Sanford-BrownSUNY at Purchase CollegeThe Sage Colleges
Schenectady County Community CollegeSUNY College at BrockportTompkins Cortland Community College
School of Visual ArtsSUNY College at BuffaloTorah Temimah Talmudical Seminary
Schuyler-Steuben-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany BOCESSUNY College at CortlandTouro College
Seminar L’moros Bais YaakovSUNY College at Old WestburyTraining Solutions Inc
Seminary of the Immaculate ConceptionSUNY College at OneontaTri-State College of Acupuncture
Sh’or Yoshuv Rabbinical CollegeSUNY College at OswegoTriple Cities School of Beauty Culture
Shear Ego International School of Hair DesignSUNY College at PlattsburghTrocaire College
Siena CollegeSUNY College at PotsdamTroy School of Beauty Culture
Simmons Institute of Funeral Service IncSUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at CobleskillUlster County BOCES-School of Practical Nursing
Skidmore CollegeSUNY College of Environmental Science and ForestryUlster County Community College
Southampton College of Long Island UniversitySUNY College of OptometryUnification Theological Seminary
Southern Westchester BOCES-Practical Nursing ProgramSUNY College of Technology at AlfredUnion College
Spanish-American InstituteSUNY College of Technology at CantonUnion Graduate College
St Bernard’s School of Theology and MinistrySUNY College of Technology at DelhiUnion Theological Seminary
St James Mercy Hospital School of Radiologic ScienceSUNY Empire State CollegeUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
St John’s University-New YorkYeshiva Karlin StolinUnited States Military Academy
St Joseph’s College of Nursing at St Joseph’s Hospital Health CenterYeshiva of Nitra Rabbinical CollegeUnited Talmudical Seminary
St Joseph’s Medical Center School of RadiographyYeshiva of the Telshe AlumniUniversity at Buffalo
St Lawrence Lewis County BOCES – Practical Nursing ProgramYeshiva Shaar HatorahUniversity of Rochester
St Lawrence UniversityYeshiva Shaarei Torah of RocklandUpstate Medical University
Westchester School of Beauty CultureYeshiva UniversityUta Mesivta of Kiryas Joel
Western Suffolk BOCESYeshivas NovominskUtica College
Willsey InstituteYeshivat Mikdash MelechUtica School of Commerce
Wood Tobe-Coburn SchoolYeshivath ViznitzVassar College
Word of Life Bible InstituteYeshivath Zichron MosheVaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
Yeshiva and Kollel Harbotzas TorahWayne Finger Lakes BOCES-School of Practical NursingVeeb Nassau County School of Practical Nursing
Yeshiva D’monsey Rabbinical CollegeWebb InstituteVilla Maria College
Yeshiva Derech ChaimWeill Cornell Medical CollegeWagner College
Yeshiva Gedolah Imrei Yosef D’spinkaWells CollegeWashington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Empire State Building
  2. Statue of Liberty
  3. Central Park
  4. Broadway
  5. Coney Island
  6. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  7. Rockefeller Center
  8. Brooklyn Bridge
  9. One World Trade Center
  10. Bronx Zoo
  11. National 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  12. Carnegie Hall
  13. Radio City Music Hall
  14. Time Square
  15. Chrysler Building
  16. Lincoln Center
  17. American Museum of Natural History
  18. Central Park Zoo
  19. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Kareem Abdul-Jabbarbasketball player;
Lucille Ballactress;
Humphrey Bogartactor;
James Cagneyactor;
Maria Callasopera singer;
Benjamin N. Cardozojurist;
Paddy Chayefskyplaywright;
Peter Cooperindustrialist and philanthropist;
Aaron Coplandcomposer;
Tom Cruiseactor;
Sammy Davis,Jr. actor and singer;
Agnes de Millechoreographer;
Eamon De Valerapresident of Ireland;
George Eastmaninventor;
Millard Fillmorepresident;
Lou Gehrigbaseball player;
George Gershwincomposer;
Learned Handjurist;
Edward Hopperpainter;
Julia Ward Howepoet and reformer;
Charles Evans Hughesjurist;
Washington Irvingauthor;
Henry Jamesnovelist;
John Jayjurist;
Michael Jordanbasketball player;
Jerome Kerncomposer;
Rockwell Kentpainter;
Vince Lombardifootball coach;
Chico, Groucho, Harpo, and Zeppo Marxcomedians;
Herman Melvilleauthor;
Ethel Mermansinger and actress;
Ogden Nashpoet;
Rosie O’Donnellcomedian;
Eugene O’Neillplaywright;
Red Jacket Senecachief;
John D. Rockefellerindustrialist;
Norman Rockwellpainter and illustrator;
Mickey Rooneyactor;
Anna Eleanor Rooseveltreformer and humanitarian;
Franklin D. Rooseveltpresident;
Theodore Roosevelt president;president;
Jonas Salk polioresearcher;
Margaret Sangerbirth control advocate;
Beverly Sillsopera singer;
Barbara Stanwyckactress;
Risí« Stevensopera singer;
Joe Torrebaseball player and manager;
Richard Tuckertenor;
Martin Van Burenpresident;
Mae Westactress;
Walt Whitmanpoet;
Edith Whartonnovelist

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Armand Assante
  2. Anne Bancroft
  3. Humphrey Bogart
  4. Shirley Booth
  5. Adrien Brody
  6. James Cagney
  7. Art Carney
  8. Tom Cruise
  9. Robert De Niro
  10. Robert Downey, Jr.
  11. Richard Dreyfuss
  12. Jane Fonda
  13. Anne Hathaway
  14. Susan Hayward
  15. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  16. Judy Holliday
  17. Scarlett Johansson
  18. Burt Lancaster
  19. Lee Marvin
  20. Jack Nicholson
  21. Al Pacino
  22. Rhea Perlman
  23. Adam Sandler
  24. Susan Sarandon
  25. Martin Scorsese
  26. Melanie Sloan
  27. Rod Steiger
  28. Ben Stiller
  29. Barbra Streisand
  30. Jon Voight
  31. Denzel Washington
  32. Kristen Wiig

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