New York General Information


Abbreviated as NY on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

New York Population


Empire State



Biggest town

New York City


Rank (within the US): 27th out of 50 states

Total: 141,205 km²

Land: 122,409 km²

Water (%): 18,795 km² (13.3%)


Rank (within the US): 3rd out of 50 states

Total (2000): 18,976,457

Density: 134 / km²

State membership

Place: 11th

Since: July 26, 1788


Time zone: Eastern: UTC -5 / -4

Latitude: 40 ° 29’40 “N to 45 ° 0’42” N

Longitude 71 ° 47’25 “W to 79 ° 45’54” W

Width: 455 km

Length: 530 km

Highest position: 1,629 m

Average location: 305 m

Lowest position: 0 m

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New York has an area of 141,080 square kilometers. It is bordered by Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Canada, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Atlantic Ocean. Three islands form an important part of New York: Long Island, Manhattan and Staten Island. The Hudson River flows in east New York.


In 1621 New York was founded as the Dutch colony of New Netherlands. In 1664 it was taken over by the English crown. New Netherlands is divided into New Jersey and New York. The Dutch cede New Netherlands to England in the Peace of Breda in 1667; In 1685 it becomes a crown colony. Three years later, in 1688, New York becomes part of the Dominion of New England. In 1788, New York finally became the eleventh state to join the American Union.


With a population of 18.98 million (as of 2000), New York is the third most populous state in the USA after California and Texas.


The capital of New York is Albany and the largest city is New York City. Other major cities are Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.


Living in New York City – what is a horror for some is a dream for others. But which districts are actually suitable and which areas of the city should you avoid? We took a closer look at the New York neighborhoods.

The city of New York City in the US state of New York is located at the mouth of the Hudson River in the Atlantic. It has a population of around 9 million and consists of the five boroughs Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, of which Manhattan is of course the most popular.

Franklin D. Roosevelt House


The Brooklyn borough is connected to Manhattan by the famous Brooklyn Bridge and for a long time did not have a good reputation. However, in recent years it has developed into a real trendy district. But be careful in the socially deprived eastern boroughs of Brownsville, East New York and Canarsie due to the high crime rate.

Popular Brooklyn neighborhoods include:


A small town within a big city is how Bay Ridge can be described succinctly. Whether singles and students or families and pensioners – there is a suitable apartment for everyone.

A rich entertainment offer and many good schools characterize this area as well as the many colorful street festivals and parades. Restaurants and cafés offer different cuisines from all over the world and bars and pubs complete the cozy ambience.


These districts are characterized by their nostalgic charm with historical flair. Families love the peace and quiet not far from the city, but without having to travel long distances to the center. There are good shopping opportunities and restaurants as well as many leisure activities for children.


The Park Slope district is a favorite with many Brooklynites – and not just with families. Good schools, child-friendly surroundings, great restaurants, a wide range of leisure activities in Prospect Park, many sights and good connections to the city – what more could you want?


Williamsburg is a family-friendly district with massive “hipster” flair and a lively cultural scene. Child-friendly, good schools, public playgrounds and a rich entertainment program for adults have made the quarter an expensive place in recent years.


Manhattan is the geographically smallest and most densely populated district of NYC and is best known for its Central Park and the many skyscrapers. In general, Manhattan is very safe, but thefts occur mainly in tourist areas such as Times Square, Meatpacking District, Garment District or East Harlem.

These places are suitable as a new home in Manhattan:


Battery Park City is quite close to the center, but is still so quiet that you don’t feel the hustle and bustle of the big city. Good schools, many leisure activities, restaurants and shops, parks and a friendly atmosphere ensure that everyone feels comfortable here.


Between the East River and the Hudson River from 96th to 155th Street is the historic Harlem neighborhood. Spacious houses, friendly neighbors and a great range of restaurants, shops and schools make this district very popular not only with families and retirees. The Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill neighborhoods are particularly popular.


The Upper West Side extends from 59th to 110th Streets between Central Park and Riverside Park. Elegant pre-war buildings, tree-lined streets, a wide range of leisure activities, great restaurants and diverse shops are just a few of the things this area has to offer. In addition, friendly neighbors ensure good togetherness.


The famous Upper East Side also stretches from 59th to 96th Street from the East River to Fifth Avenue. It is on the other side of Central Park, parallel to the Upper West Side. This area is still very popular with tourists, as they know the Upper East Side mainly from films and TV series.

The rents on the Upper East Side shouldn’t be underestimated, because a two-room apartment costs $ 5,000 on the table here. So it’s no wonder that only stars and millionaires have lived here so far.


Queens is the largest borough in NYC geographically and also the most ethnically diverse borough in the United States. Basically, it is one of the neighborhoods with a low crime rate, but Queensbridge and Jamaica should be avoided.

Popular neighborhoods in Queens include:


If you want a lot of space for your family, you’ve come to the right place. Many of the apartments, townhouses, apartment buildings and luxury condominiums are available here with lots of living space. Astoria is also home to fitness and family-friendly parks, such as Astoria Park, which offers great views of the East River and the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.


Hunters Point is characterized by affordable housing, a wide range of schools, child-friendliness and an abundance of public parks and playgrounds.


Jackson Heights has beautiful old houses with idyllic gardens. In addition to a good train connection for commuters, this suburb is also very close to La Guardia Airport. In addition, Jackson Heights is also one of the most diverse areas of Queens in terms of cultural diversity. Many Latinos, Asians and Afro-Americans live side by side here, which is also reflected in the various festivals and multicultural cuisine.


Sunnyside residents would describe their place as a little “old school”. In the 1940’s, this region was very popular with artists and writers who wanted to live with their families outside the hustle and bustle of the big city. You can still see their influence in the area today. It is a community oriented neighborhood with residents from different cultures. There are also plenty of local bars, restaurants and shops here.

The Bronx

The Bronx is the only borough in New York City that is almost entirely on the mainland. While the Bronx has become a popular tourist destination, watch out for the South Bronx, Port Morris, Mount Eden, Hunts Point and the Bronx River.

The 3 most popular neighborhoods in the Bronx are:




The Bronx has also left its turbulent past behind and has some great neighborhoods to offer. In Woodlawn Heights, Riverdale and Norwood there are child-friendly places, safe housing developments, a colorful leisure program and neighbors from many different nations.

Staten Island

Although Staten Island is the third largest of all five boroughs in New York City, very few people live here, which gives the district a certain suburban flair. It is connected to Manhattan by the free Staten Island Ferry, which offers great views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Lower Manhattan.

Originally nobody wanted to go to Staten Island. Not because it was dangerous, but because there were simply dead pants there, partly because of the poor transport connections. However, due to the ever increasing rental prices in NYC, more and more people are moving to Staten Island, which also means that more life comes to the neighborhood. For people who would like to live in New York City and are still looking for a quiet place, Staten Island is just the thing.

New York Counties and County Seats

According to Countryaah, there are a total of 62 counties in the state of New York.

  1. Albany County (County Seat: Albany)
  2. Allegany County (County Seat: Belmont)
  3. Bronx County (County Seat: Bronx)
  4. Broome County (County Seat: Binghamton)
  5. Cattaraugus County (County Seat: Little Valley)
  6. Cayuga County (County Seat: Auburn)
  7. Chautauqua County (County Seat: Mayville)
  8. Chemung County (County Seat: Elmira)
  9. Chenango County (County Seat: Norwich)
  10. Clinton County (County Seat: Plattsburgh)
  11. Columbia County (County Seat: Hudson)
  12. Cortland County (County Seat: Cortland)
  13. Delaware County (County Seat: Delhi)
  14. Dutchess County (County Seat: Poughkeepsie)
  15. Erie County (County Seat: Buffalo)
  16. Essex County (County Seat: Elizabethtown)
  17. Franklin County (County Seat: Malone)
  18. Fulton County (County Seat: Johnstown)
  19. Genesee County (County Seat: Batavia)
  20. Greene County (County Seat: Catskill)
  21. Hamilton County (County Seat: Lake Pleasant)
  22. Herkimer County (County Seat: Herkimer)
  23. Jefferson County (County Seat: Watertown)
  24. Kings County (County Seat: Brooklyn)
  25. Lewis County (County Seat: Lowville)
  26. Livingston County (County Seat: Geneseo)
  27. Madison County (County Seat: Wampsville)
  28. Monroe County (County Seat: Rochester)
  29. Montgomery County (County Seat: Fonda)
  30. Nassau County (County Seat: Mineola)
  31. New York County (County Seat: Manhattan)
  32. Niagara County (County Seat: Lockport)
  33. Oneida County (County Seat: Utica)
  34. Onondaga County (County Seat: Syracuse)
  35. Ontario County (County Seat: Canandaigua)
  36. Orange County (County Seat: Goshen)
  37. Orleans County (County Seat: Albion)
  38. Oswego County (County Seat: Oswego)
  39. Otsego County (County Seat: Cooperstown)
  40. Putnam County (County Seat: Carmel)
  41. Queens County (County Seat: Jamaica)
  42. Rensselaer County (County Seat: Troy)
  43. Richmond County (County Seat: St. George)
  44. Rockland County (County Seat: New City)
  45. Saratoga County (County Seat: Ballston Spa)
  46. Schenectady County (County Seat: Schenectady)
  47. Schoharie County (County Seat: Schoharie)
  48. Schuyler County (County Seat: Watkins Glen)
  49. Seneca County (County Seat: Waterloo)
  50. St. Lawrence County (County Seat: Canton)
  51. Steuben County (County Seat: Bath)
  52. Suffolk County (County Seat: Riverhead)
  53. Sullivan County (County Seat: Monticello)
  54. Tioga County (County Seat: Owego)
  55. Tompkins County (County Seat: Ithaca)
  56. Ulster County (County Seat: Kingston)
  57. Warren County (County Seat: Lake George)
  58. Washington County (County Seat: Fort Edward)
  59. Wayne County (County Seat: Lyons)
  60. Westchester County (County Seat: White Plains)
  61. Wyoming County (County Seat: Warsaw)
  62. Yates County (County Seat: Penn Yan)

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