|New York is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States of America. With 62 counties, it is the country's third most populous state. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and shares a water border with Rhode Island as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Its five largest cities are New York City (also the largest city in the United States), Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse.|
New York City is known for its history as a gateway for immigration to the United States and its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing center. Newark Area Hotels, Queens/Brooklyn Area Hotels, Manhattan Area Hotels and Long Island Area Hotels.
New York's statewide public university system is the State University of New York (SUNY) which hosts top flight schools such as Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Fredonia, and SUNY Geneseo. With a total enrollment of 413,000 students and 1.1 million continuing education students spanning 64 campuses across the state, SUNY is the largest public university system in the United States.
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the public university system of New York City and is independent of the SUNY system. It is the largest urban university in the United States, with 11 senior colleges, 6 community colleges, a doctorate-granting graduate school, a journalism school, a law school and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. More than 450,000 degree-credit, adult, continuing and professional education students are enrolled at campuses located in all five New York City boroughs.
New York is also home to such notable private universities as Columbia University, Vassar College, Colgate University, New York University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, and Syracuse University. New York has hundreds of other private colleges and universities, including many religious and special-purpose institutions. The state's land-grant university is Cornell University, a private university.
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Two of the nation's five Federal Service Academies are located in New York: The United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.
New York is the nation's largest importer of college students, according to statistics which show that among freshmen who leave their home states to attend college, more come to New York than any other state, including California.
Buffalo Bills - National Football League
New York Jets - National Football League; (plays in East Rutherford, New Jersey)
New York Giants - National Football League; (plays in East Rutherford, New Jersey)
New York Knicks - National Basketball Association
New York Liberty - Women's National Basketball Association
Rochester Raging Rhinos - Soccer USL First Division
Red Bull New York - Major League Soccer; (plays in East Rutherford, New Jersey)
Buffalo Sabres - National Hockey League
New York Islanders - National Hockey League
New York Rangers - National Hockey League
Adirondack Frostbite - United Hockey League
Albany River Rats - American Hockey League
Binghamton Senators - American Hockey League
Elmira Jackals - ECHL
Rochester Americans - American Hockey League
Syracuse Crunch - American Hockey League
New York Mets - Baseball National League
New York Yankees - Baseball American League
Brooklyn Cyclones - Minor League Baseball
Staten Island Yankees - Minor League Baseball
Binghamton Mets - Minor League Baseball
Buffalo Bisons - Minor League Baseball
Jamestown Jammers - Minor League Baseball
Batavia Muckdogs - Minor League Baseball
Rochester Red Wings - Minor League Baseball
Auburn Doubledays - Minor League Baseball
Syracuse Chiefs - Minor League Baseball
Oneonta Tigers - Minor League Baseball
Tri-City Valley Cats - Minor League Baseball
Hudson Valley Renegades - Minor League Baseball
Long Island Ducks - Atlantic League of Professional Baseball
New York Dragons - Arena Football League
Albany Conquest - Arena football af2
Long Island Lizards - Major League Lacrosse
Rochester Rattlers - Major League Lacrosse
Buffalo Bandits - National Lacrosse League
Rochester Knighthawks - National Lacrosse League
New York Titans - National Lacrosse League
Brooklyn Wonders - American Basketball Association
Buffalo Silverbacks - American Basketball Association
Rochester Razorsharks - American Basketball Association
Strong Island Sound - American Basketball Association
Albany Patroons - Continental Basketball Association
New York Gaelic - football Gaelic Athletic Association
New York hurling - Gaelic Athletic Association
The largest city in the state and the most populous city in the United States is New York City, which is comprised of five counties, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. New York City is home to more than two-fifths of the state's population. Buffalo is the second largest city in the state. The smallest city is Sherrill, New York, located just west of the Town of Vernon in Oneida County. Albany is the state capital, and the Town of Hempstead is the civil township with the largest population.
The southern tip of New York State-New York City, its suburbs including Long Island, the southern portion of the Hudson Valley, and most of northern New Jersey-can be considered to form the central core of a "megalopolis", a super-city stretching from the northern suburbs of Boston to the southern suburbs of Washington D.C. in Virginia and therefore occasionally called "BosWash".
The Catskill Park was protected in legislation passed in 1885, which declared that its land was to be conserved and never put up for sale or lease. Consisting of 700,000 acres (2,800 kmē) of land, the park is a habitat for bobcats, minks and fishers. There are some 400 black bears living in the region. The state operates numerous campgrounds and there are over 300 miles (480 km) of multi-use trails in the Park.
The Montauk State Park boasts the Famous Montauk Lighthouse commissioned by the first President of the U.S.A, George Washington, which is a major tourist attraction and is located in the township of East Hampton, Suffolk County. Hither Hills park offers camping and is a popular destination with surfcasting sport fishermen.
New York's gross state product in 2006 was $1.02 trillion, ranking third in size behind the larger states of California and Texas. If New York were an independent nation, it would rank as the 16th largest economy in the world behind South Korea. Its 2005 per capita personal income was $40,072, an increase of 4.2% from 2004, placing it fifth in the nation behind Maryland, and eighth in the world behind Ireland. New York's agricultural outputs are dairy products, cattle and other livestock, vegetables, nursery stock, and apples. Its industrial outputs are printing and publishing, scientific instruments, electric equipment, machinery, chemical products, and tourism.
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