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New York Overview

New York
Population 19.5 million
Capital Albany
Largest Cities New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse
Topography Beaches, lakes, forests
Climate Cold winters, hot summers
Time Zone Eastern Time/GMT -5
Lifestyles Arts, beach, boating, city life, fishing/hunting, history, university, water sports
Important Annual Events May: Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show at Jones Beach State Park. November: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City.
Popular Real Estate Locations Long Island and the Hamptons, New York City

New York

New York State Capitol New York is much more than just the city bearing its name. The state extends from the Atlantic Coast in the east to the Great Lakes and Canada in the west and to the state of Pennsylvania in the south.

New York City, also known as the “Big Apple,” is probably the most famous city in America. The city features five distinct boroughs and is the site of many famous landmarks. The city is vibrant and energetic, and entertainment is everywhere, including the arts, shopping, dining, and more. It is also a very international and ethnically diverse city, and a major financial center.

Long Island and the Hamptons are popular beach getaways and second-home destinations for New York and New Jersey residents. The Hamptons are known as a favorite destination for the wealthy elite. Favorite activities here include spending time at the beach, boating, fishing, surfing, shopping, and dining.

Real estate in New York includes urban co-ops and condominiums, historic brownstones, large single-family homes in the city suburbs, beach cottages, waterfront homes, and more. Easy access to a wide range of lifestyles, activities, and topographical features makes houses here excellent real estate investments, whether they are primary residences, income-producing properties, or second homes.

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