Thursday, November 29, 2012
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 7th-most densely populated of the 50 United States. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario to the west and north, and Quebec to the north. The state of New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City.
Fun Facts About New York State:
Sam Schapiro began the Kosher wine industry on New York's Lower East side with their famous extra heavy original concord wine in 1899.
Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.
New York City has 722 miles of subway track.
The first presentation of 3D films before a paying audience took place at Manhattan's Astor Theater on June 10, 1915.
Kingston was the first capital of New York State.
Largest lake: Oneida, 79.8 square miles.
The highest point in New York State is Mount Marcy, Essex County in the Adirondacks - 5,344 feet above sea level.
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