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New YorkAbbr. NY or N.Y.
1. A state of the northeast United States. One of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was explored by Samuel de Champlain and Henry Hudson and claimed by the Dutch in 1624 but fell to the English in 1664-1667. New York ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. The building of the Erie Canal and railroad lines in the 1820s and 1830s led to development of the western part of the state and great economic prosperity, establishing New York City as the financial center of the nation. Albany is the capital and New York City the largest city.
2. or New York City A city of southern New York on New York Bay at the mouth of the Hudson River. Founded by the Dutch as New Amsterdam, it was renamed by the English in honor of the Duke of York. It is the largest city in the country and a major commercial and cultural center. Originally consisting only of Manhattan Island, it was rechartered in 1898 to include the five present-day boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
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1. (Placename) Also called: New York City a city in SE New York State, at the mouth of the Hudson River: the largest city and chief port of the US; settled by the Dutch as New Amsterdam in 1624 and captured by the British in 1664, when it was named New York; consists of five boroughs (Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, which was called Richmond until 1975) and many smaller islands, with its commercial and financial centre in Manhattan; the country's leading commercial and industrial city. Pop: 8 085 742 (2003 est). Abbreviation: N.Y.C. or NYC
2. (Placename) a state of the northeastern US: consists chiefly of a plateau with the Finger Lakes in the centre, the Adirondack Mountains in the northeast, the Catskill Mountains in the southeast, and Niagara Falls in the west. Capital: Albany. Pop: 19 190 115 (2003 est). Area: 123 882 sq km (47 831 sq miles). Abbreviation: N.Y. or NY (with zip code)
1. Also called New′ York` State′. a state in the NE United States. 18,976,457; 49,576 sq. mi. (128,400 sq. km). Cap.: Albany. Abbr.: NY, N.Y.
2. Also called New′ York` Cit′y. a seaport in SE New York at the mouth of the Hudson: comprising the boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. 7,380,906.
3. Greater, New York City, the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester in New York, and the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union in New Jersey: the metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. census. 17,412,652.
4. the borough of Manhattan.
New` York′er, n.
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|Noun||1.||New York - the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center|
Bronx-Whitestone Bridge - a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City
Brooklyn Bridge - a suspension bridge across the East River in New York City; opened in 1883
Cooper Union, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - university founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper to offer free courses in the arts and sciences
Empire State Building - a skyscraper built in New York City in 1931; 1250 feet tall
George Washington Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey
Queensboro Bridge - a cantilever bridge across the East River between Manhattan and Queens
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge - a suspension bridge across the Verrazano Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island
twin towers, World Trade Center, WTC - twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York City; built 1368 feet tall in 1970 to 1973; destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
ground zero - the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed
Manhattan Island - an island at the north end of New York Bay where the borough of Manhattan is located
New Amsterdam - a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island; annexed by the English in 1664 and renamed New York
Bronx - a borough of New York City
Brooklyn - a borough of New York City
Manhattan - one of the five boroughs of New York City
Greenwich Village, Village - a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century
Queens - a borough of New York City
Staten Island - a borough of New York City
East River - a tidal strait separating Manhattan and the Bronx from Queens and Brooklyn
Harlem River - a channel separating Manhattan from the Bronx
Verrazano Narrows - a narrow channel of water separating Staten Island and Brooklyn
New York Bay - a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River
|2.||New York - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies|
battle of Saratoga, Saratoga - a battle during the American Revolution (1777); the British under Burgoyne were defeated
Cornell University - a university in Ithaca, New York
Tappan Zee Bridge - a cantilever bridge across the Hudson River
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Mid-Atlantic states - a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland
Bedloe's Island, Liberty Island - an island in New York Bay to the southwest of Manhattan where the Statue of Liberty stands; "Congress officially changed the name from Bedloe's Island to Liberty Island in 1956"
New Netherland - a Dutch colony in North America along the Hudson and lower Delaware rivers although the colony centered in New Amsterdam; annexed by the English in 1664
Albany, capital of New York - state capital of New York; located in eastern New York State on the west bank of the Hudson river
Buffalo - a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)
Cooperstown - a small town in east central New York; site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Erie Canal - an artificial waterway connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo; built in the 19th century; now part of the New York State Barge Canal
Greater New York, New York, New York City - the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
Ithaca - a college town in central New York on Lake Cayuga
West Point - United States Army installation on the west bank of Hudson river to the north of New York City; site of United States Military Academy
Long Island - an island in southeastern New York; Brooklyn and Queens are on its western end
Binghamton - a city in south central New York near the border with Pennsylvania
Kingston - a town on the Hudson River in New York
Newburgh - a town on the Hudson River in New York; in 1782 and 1783 it was George Washington's headquarters
Niagara Falls - a city in western New York State at the falls of the Niagara river; tourist attraction and honeymoon resort
Rochester - a city in western New York; a center of the photographic equipment industry
Schenectady - a city of eastern New York on the Mohawk river; it prospered after the opening of the Erie Canal
Syracuse - a city in central New York
Utica - a city in central New York
Saratoga Springs - a town in eastern New York State famed for its spa and its horse racing
Watertown - a town in northern New York
Adirondack Mountains, Adirondacks - a mountain range in northeastern New York State; a popular resort area
Allegheny, Allegheny River - a river that rises in Pennsylvania and flows north into New York and then back south through Pennsylvania again to join the Monongahela River at Pittsburgh which is the beginning of the Ohio River
American Falls - a part of Niagara Falls in western New York (north of Buffalo)
Catskill Mountains, Catskills - a range of the Appalachians to the west of the Hudson in southeastern New York; includes many popular resort areas
Delaware, Delaware River - a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
Hudson, Hudson River - a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
Lake Champlain, Champlain - a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
Mohawk River - a river of central New York that flows southeastward to the Hudson River
Niagara, Niagara Falls - waterfall in Canada is the Horseshoe Falls; in the United States it is the American Falls
Susquehanna, Susquehanna River - a river in the northeastern United States that rises in New York and flows southward through Pennsylvania and Maryland into Chesapeake Bay
Taconic Mountains - a range of the Appalachian Mountains along the eastern border of New York with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont
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