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   New York Geography



                             Online Field Trip


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Let's begin our online tour of New York Geography with a few quick facts.


Capital

Albany




New York is bordered by the states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island (water border) and Vermont.

Nickname: Empire State

Entered Union (rank): July 26, 1788 (11)

Admission to Statehood: July 26, 1788




State Animal: Beaver (1975)



 Destinations or Places of Interest

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Castle Clinton,
Fort Stanwix
Statue of Liberty National Monuments
Niagara Falls
U.S. Military Academy at West Point



                                         Liberty Island


National Historic Sites 

Franklin D. Roosevelt home at Hyde Park 
Theodore Roosevelt home in Oyster Bay
Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls






                                           Grant's tomb
                                                 Grant's Tomb







National Memorials


Grant's Tomb
Federal Hall in New York City
Fort Ticonderoga
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
United Nations








State Flower: Rose (1955)


New York Geography: Cities

10 largest cities (2005 est.)

                                             New York, 8,143,197

New York Geography New York City Montage





Buffalo, 279,745
Buffalo New York Panorama


                                                                                             Rochester, 211,091
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New York Geography Rochester



                                               Yonkers, 196,425
                                         New York Geography Cross County Parkway 800





                                                   
Syracuse, 141,683

New York Geography Syracuse


                                                      Albany, 93,523                                

                                                   New York Geography Albany City Hall

New Rochelle, 72,967

Mount Vernon, 67,924

Schenectady, 61,280

Utica, 59,336



State Motto: Excelsior (Ever upward)

 

New York Geography New York City Montage



State Fish: Brook trout (1975)



Government

Governor:   David Paterson (to Jan. 2011)

Acting Lieut. Governor: Dean Skelos (to Jan. 2011)

Senators: Charles E. Schumer, D (to Jan. 2011); Hillary Rodham Clinton, D (to Jan. 2013)

U.S. Representatives: 29

Historical biographies of Congressional members

Secy. of State: Lorraine Cortés-Vásquez (apptd. by governor)

Comptroller: Thomas P. DiNapoli

Atty. General: Andrew M. Cuomo, D (to Jan. 2011)



State Bird: Bluebird (1970)

 New York Geography: Business


Agriculture
  • cattle 
  • corn 
  • poultry
  • vegetables and fruits
  • wine


Industries
  • industrial machinery
  • electronic equipment
  • printing and publishing
  • tourism
  • foreign trade
  • banking
  • theatre
  • apparel industry







                                                  Niagra Falls                  
                                                       Niagra Falls





Super Highways

Adirondack Northway (linking Albany with the Canadian border)
                          Northway



North-South Expressway (crossing central New York from
the Pennsylvania border to the Thousand Islands)





State Tree: Sugar maple (1956)


New York Geography: Interesting Facts 

  • New York City has 722 miles of subway track.
  • The Catskills are the home of the legend of Rip Van Winkle, brown trout and flycasting
  •  Rochester is known as both the Flour City and the Flower City
  • New York's highest waterfall is the 215 foot Taughannock.
  • Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Olympic Parks combined.
  • Chittenago ( home of L. Frank Baum, author of the "Wizard of Oz") features a yellow brick inlaid sidewalks leading to Aunti Em's and other Oz-themed businesses. They have an annual Munchkins parade.
  • The Clermont in 1807 made its maiden voyage. It traveled from New York City to Albany. It was the first successful steamboat.
  •  The first capital of the United States was New York City.

 


State Insect:  ladybug (1989)

 New York State Geography: Images             


                                   New York State is beautiful!

Eagle Lake Adirondacks              Bear Mtn. Bridge           High Falls New York
      Adirondacks                         Bear Mtn. Bridge                    High Falls






Amsterdam                 Buffalo aerial view        MacNaughton Mtn, New York
     Amsterdam                                     Buffalo                       MacNaughton Mtn.








New York Geography Challenge: Can you identify this place? It has been an important part
of our nation's history. Answer below.

                                         New York Challenge













New York Geography Challenge Answer

Well this challenge was a little too close to the bottom to just put the answer here, so let's make it a little harder.

To find the New York Geography Answer start from the top of the page and look for Red letters. Write them down in order and you will have the answer of the name of the place in the picture. Now can you tell me why it is important?


Share Your Stories with New York Geography visitors.




Do you live in New York? Have you visited New York? Honestly, I can not imagine what it would be like to live in New York City or in Chittenago for that matter. When I look out my window I see guinea hens pecking at my door and occasionally a goat. Help me and other visitors to experience the beauty and wonders of New York. Consider sharing your story of life in New York state or in New York City.

I would really love to see a picture of the Munchkins Parade or of the city streets.

Thanks for visiting my New York Geography page!



New York has so many great places to visit. What is your favorite place or thing to do in New York state?

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(STATE SONG)

I LOVE NEW YORK
Words and Music by
Steve Karmen

I LOVE NEW YORK
 (repeat 3 times)
There isn't another like it
No matter where you go
And nobody can compare it
It's win and place
and show
New York is special
New York is diff'rent
'Cause there's
no place else
 on earth
Quite like New York
And that's why
I LOVE NEW YORK
(Repeat 3 times)






































Coney Island
Coney Island

35 or more rides
Annual hot dog eating contest
Coney Island Museum
New York Aquarium
Beach and Boardwalk
Friday Fireworks
Circus Sideshow























Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty

 35-foot waistline

Face is more than 8 ft. tall
Height = 111 feet, 6 inches























Central Park from airplane
Central Park
Zoo
Trails
Carousel
Row Boats
Nature
Walking Tours
Carriage Tours














Catskills
Catskills

Hiking
Fishing
Hunting
Nature
Skiing
Mountains
(Please share your pictures)























Twin Towers

I remember.
Do you?
We must never forget.
Twin Towers, 2001




















Niagara Falls

3 Names
American Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Horseshoe Falls

Canadian-United States International Border
 12 Million tourists
2nd Largest Falls in World

March 29th 1848

Something odd happened
Can you find out what?































Hudson River
Hudson River

315 mile river
Named for Henry Hudson
Once named Mauritius River
(River of the Mountains)

Boundary between New York
and New Jersey

Christopher Swain 1st to
swim the
entire length in 2004
























sugar maple tree












































Castle Clinton, New York Geography

Clinton Castle

















Mtn Marcy Adirondacks
Mtn. Marcy
Adirondacks




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