New York and Albany

New York and Albany

North America

With capital in Albany, the state of New York (State of New York) is one of the 50 states that make up the United States of America. Something that is not well known is that it is an important agricultural and livestock center (the 5th in the country). See topschoolsintheusa for SAT test centers in New York.

General information

ISO 3166-2 US-NY
Cities and towns 992 and 62 counties ranging from urban to rural
Population 17,064,542 residents
Surface 104,406 km²
Population density 163.4 / km²
Average altitude 284 m (932 ft)
Time zone UTC -5: 00


Wet continental 88%
Humid subtropical climate 5.1%
Oceanic climate 0.30%

Places of interest

City famous for:

  • Headquarters of the United Nations, in addition to being one of the world’s leading global trade and finance centers.
  • Statue of Liberty: The symbolic monument of the United States famous for representing the declaration of independence of the country and was even considered one of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Times Square: It is the heart of New York, with its giant screens and Broadwaytheaters make it one of the favorite spots for travelers.
  • Central Park: It is one of the most famous parks in the world for its beauty and large size. It has also been the setting for many films and television shows.
  • EmpireState Building: One of the most important skyscrapers in the world. From inside you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.
  • Wall Street: It is the main financial center of “the big apple” and a world reference of the stock market.

Of course, once in New York, the visitor must go to the main tourist places (MoMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art…) but should not miss other places perhaps less known but just as impressive (TheCloisters, West Village, Upper West Side, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Grand Central Station…) Another of the most touristic places in the state is undoubtedly the Niagara Falls.

Away from the big city are also the Allegheny Plateau, the Catskilly Mountains, the Appalachian Trail, all of great tourist and ecological interest.

In this rural New York there are places not to be missed such as the Albany Capitol, the Cutleren Binghamton Botanical Garden, the beautiful art deco building of the Buffalo City Hall, the Buttermilk Falls State Park or Cornellen Ithaca University, the Highland Park of Rochester, the PhilipseManor House in Yonkers. About a quarter of the state is covered in farms, and the forests of Woodstock or Sullivan County are just as spectacular as the streets of Manhattan.

Big cities

New York, Brookhaven, Islip, OysterBay, Buffalo, North Hempstead, Rochester, Huntington, Yonkers, Siracusa, Ramapo, Amherst, Smithtown, Albany, Greece, Greenburgh, Cheektowaga, Clarkstown, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady, Utica, Clay, White Plains, Hempstead, Union, Irondequoit, Niagara Falls, Troy, Orangetown, Binghamton, Perinton, West Seneca, Mount Pleasant, Henrietta, Cortlandt, Brighton, Clifton Park, Penfield, and Yorktown.

County List

Albany Allegany Bronx Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Kings Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau New York Niagara Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam Queens Rensselaer Rockland Schectay Schoharca Seneca Richmond Schnectay Schoharca St. Lawrence Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga Tompkins Ulster Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Yachts.


Albany is the capital of Albany County and the state of New York, in the United States. It has a population of 97,856 residents (2010). The city is located 233 kilometers to the northwest of New York, near the confluence of the rivers Mohawk and Hudson.


Albany was the second settlement of the thirteen colonies after Jamestown. Its story began when Henry Hudson scouted the area for the Dutch West India Company in 1609. In 1614 Fort Nassau was built near Albany, and in 1624 the settlement of Fort Orange was created. The area joined in the village of Beverwyck.

When New Holland was taken over by the British in 1664, it was renamed Albany.

In 1754, representatives of the seven British colonies in North America met at the Albany Congress. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania presented the Albany Plan of Union, the first firm proposition to unite the colonies.

In 1797 the capital of the State of New York moved from Kingston to Albany.


According to the 2000 census, the median household income in the town was $ 39,220. Men had a median income of $ 41,171 compared to $ 35,396 for women. The per capita income for the locality was $ 23,867. Around 16.0% of families and 21.7% of the population were below the poverty line.


The Albany City School District operates the public schools.

Notable characters

  • William Devane, television actor.
  • Stephen Hannock, notable painter.
  • Gregory Maguire, writer.
  • William Joseph Kennedy, writer.
  • Israel Tsvaygenbaum, Russian-American artist.
  • Maria Brink, singer.

New York and Albany