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. NY is a state in the northeastern United States of America. Together with New Jersey and Pennsylvania, New York is attributed to the mid-Atlantic states. New York has an area of 141 299 square kilometers, with 19.3 million inhabitants (as of 2007) to California and Texas, the third-most populous U.S. state. New York has the official nickname of the Empire State (Empire State). Was probably inspired the nickname of George Washington, who impressed during a tour of the state of the economic power and wealth of New York was. The capital of New York is Albany, the largest city is New York City. The area north of the city of New York City is known as Upstate New York, New York City and Long Iceland are all together Downstate New York. Larger cities in upstate New York are Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady and Utica.
New York is bordered on the south by Pennsylvania and New Jersey, on the east by Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Iceland in the north-east of Vermont, and north and northwest to the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
The State of New York is dominated by the northern foothills of the Appalachians.Here, the average height above sea level 300-1000 meters. In the north are the Adirondacks to Mount Marcy, the highest mountain with 1629 meters of the state. In the north of the country bordering on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, where there are smaller lowlands. To the southeast lies the valley of the Hudson and Long Iceland, a 200 km long and 20 to 30 km wide island, located on the large parts of New York City. Long Iceland has almost no elevation changes, the entire island is about 100 m above sea level.
The Appalachian Mountains occupy the greater part of the state, an alpine range. The mountain ranges are located in the state of the northern part of the Appalachian Mountains are thus about 500 million years old and belong to the mountains, formed by the Caledonian orogeny. Through this advanced age, however, was already removed a lot of material. This explains the relatively low height, which possess the Appalachian mountains in comparison with other folds. The lowlands and Long Iceland are geological plates.
The soils (especially black earth) are those in Central Europe are very similar and relatively fertile, but still rather low value. The higher it is in Appalachia, the more rocky and barren to the soil. There are no extensive mineral deposits but only small reserves of iron ore, rock salt and oil and gas as well as lead and zinc.
In the entire state of New York has a temperate climate. The average temperature is on the coast at about 12 ° C. The temperature in winter (December-March) at 0 ° C and in summer (June-September) 25-30 ° C. The difference is relatively up to 30 ° C for a coastal region is high. The high temperatures in summer are due to the relatively southern location (about 42 ° N. B.). The cool temperatures of winter, resulting from influences of the Appalachians. The annual rainfall is about 1000 mm, the rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year. In the Appalachians, however, the temperatures are lower because of the height, and there is less rainfall. In the winter months the average temperature is -10 ° C in summer at about 20 ° C. The rainfall is less than 200 to 300 mm on the coast, but it distributed evenly. In the north-west of the state, the lakes and the St. Lawrence River, the climate differs little from that of the Appalachians, except that it is due to the lower level, but somewhat milder.
Most Indians in the area of today's Federal State have been displaced. So many Lenni Lenape to Oklahoma, Mohican and Munsee went to Wisconsin, the Abenaki are indeed recognized in Canada, but not in New York. The Mohegan nation with their individual tribes, the Shinnecock, Pequot and Narragansett, remained in the region, but their number is small. Thus reminding especially the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Connecticut from the Indians of New York.
Founded in 1621, the Dutch colony of New Netherland in 1664 was annexed by the English crown and shared in New Jersey and New York. New York was named after the Duke of York, later King James II, who received the colony as a gift from his brother, King Charles II. 1667 the Netherlands became the Peace of Breda Nieuw Nederland from to England. The assignment was confirmed by temporary occupation of the city of New York by a Dutch fleet 1674 Peace of Westminster. 1685 New York colony and three years later, in 1688, part of the short-lived Dominion New England. reached as 1689, the news of the Glorious Revolution, the colonies broke from chaos into which the German-American Jacob Leisler played a leading role. Once again set in the colonial power was the Constitution of the Province of New York after the arrival of a new governor 1691st
As one of the thirteen colonies joined New York 1788 was the eleventh state of the American Union. The City of New York City was 1789, the first capital of the United States.
Attractions in NYC
The Statue of Liberty
was a gift to the United States in honor of the friendship established during the French Revolution. The Statue of Liberty has become an American symbol of freedom and welcome to the immigrants who come to the USA looking for a better life.
Grand Central Terminal
- Renovations since its opening in 1913 have turned Grand Central into more than just a hub for transportation -- there are shops, dining and more available to visitors. There are group tours available, as well as free tours for individuals on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Empire State Building
- Tired of staring up at New York City skyscrapers? Check out the view of New York City from atop the Empire State Building. You can avoid waiting in the ticket line for the Empire State Building if you buy your tickets online in advance.
- The Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, is known for its Christmas tree, ice skating, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Radio City Music Hall and numerous shopping and dining opportunities. Rockefeller Center is a great destination for visitors any time of year.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
- The Ellis Island Immigration Museum offers visitors a fascinating look into the immigrant experience. Interactive exhibits, walking tours and movies reveal the hardships and challenges faced by immigrants passing through Ellis Island.
Top 10 Recommended Hotels in the Big Apple
Gansevoort Park Hotel NYC
- Established in New York City, this 4-star chic modern hotel features Exhale Spa and a rooftop heated pool. It is one block from the 28th Street Subway Station.
Gansevoort Park Hotel NYC furnishes each room with an iTouch and boasts lofty ceilings. Bathrobes and slippers are available in the rooms as well. They also include cable TV and a minibar.
- Set in midtown Manhattan's theatre district near Times Square and many other attractions, this boutique hotel offers convenient services and contemporary guestrooms filled with comfortable amenities.
- This unique urban Gothic design hotel is located in Times Square and is 3 blocks from the 47th-50th Streets - Rockefeller Center Subway Station. Nightlife restaurant is at the hotel.
- This hotel is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and a 10-minute walk to Penn Station. This hotel features a concierge, 24- hour gym and in-room manicures.
Crowne Plaza Times Square
- This hotel is on Times Square and is 2 blocks from 49th Street Subway Station. The property features 37-inch flat-screen TV and provides an MP3 docking station in every room.
Murray Hill East Hotel
- Located in the heart of the historic Murray Hill district of Manhattan, this comfortable hotel places guests in the centre of the city and offers full kitchens in each guestroom.
Best Western President Hotel at Times Square
- Located in Times Square, this Manhattan hotel is 2 blocks from the 50th St. Subway Station. Free Wi-Fi and Saigon 48, which serves Vietnamese cuisine, are available at the hotel.
Soho Grand Hotel
- Situated in the upscale SoHo neighborhood, this luxury hotel is close to art galleries and designer shops. This modern hotel features an outdoor restaurant and all rooms have city views.
Jumeirah Essex House
- With an ideal location on Central Park, this luxurious Midtown Manhattan hotel offers elegant on-site dining options. It features a full-service spa, 24-hour gym and rooms include custom designed furniture.
Millennium Broadway Hotel
- With easy access to Broadway theatres, Times Square and Fifth Avenue shopping, this Manhattan hotel offers luxurious guestrooms with stunning views of the city as well as enjoyable facilities.
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