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New York (NY) - Real Estate
New York Real
Division of Licensing Services
84 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3490
(518) 474-4429 - Fax (518) 473-6648
York State Association of REALTORS®
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Albany, NY 12210
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Giovanni da Verrazano, an Italian-born navigator sailing for France,
discovered New York Bay in 1524.
Statehood came as a result of New York being the 11th of the original
Four Presidents have come from New York. Millard Fillmore 1850-1853,
Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909, Martin Van Buren 1837-1841 and Franklin
D Roosevelt 1933-1945.
Albany is the capital. New York is bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts,
New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Vermont and the International
border with Canada.
The state did not experience rapid commercial growth until Governor
DeWitt Clinton built the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany in 1825.
Today New York is home to hundreds of companies. It is a leader in foreign
trade, banking, apparel, publishing and the theater as well as being
a major producer of cattle, poultry, fruits and vegetables. In recent
years New York has become a leading wine producer.
A few places of interest to see in New York are the United Nations
center, Wall Street, The Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Niagara Falls,
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the homes of the Roosevelt’s
and the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Upstate New York is an
area where there is great opportunity to enjoy wilderness vacationing.
From the excellent fishing and hunting to hiking and winter skiing,
there is plenty to do that does not involve the “big cities”.
The state animal is the beaver, the tree is the sugar maple and the
flower is the rose.
New York became the eleventh state to join the union. It was in 1788. Today
the capital is in Albany.
New York is bordered by Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
Massachusetts and the Atlantic Ocean. The largest cities are New York City,
Buffalo, Yonkers, Syracuse and Albany.
New York’s agriculture includes dairy products, cattle, vegetables, and
apples. Industry in the state includes printing and publishing, scientific
instruments, chemical products and tourism.
Some of New York’s symbols include:
Fish is the
Gem is the
Tree is the sugar maple
Bird is the bluebird
Didja know ....?
The only school in the world that offers a Bachelor of Science Degree
with a major in cosmetics and fragrance marketing is the Fashion
Institute of Technology that is located in Manhattan.
Dairy farming is New York’s most important farm business.
New York City has 722 miles of subway tracks.
Marshmallows and Jell-O are two of the products first introduced to
the public in Rochester. This city is known as both the Flower
City and the Flour City.
The first pizza parlor was opened in New York in 1895.
Adirondacks Park is bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon,
Glacier and Olympic Parks combined.
Niagara Reservation was the first state park in the United States.
Over 58 species of orchids are native to New York.
Four presidents were born in New York.
Martin Van Buren 1837-1841
Millard Fillmore 1850-1853
Theodore Roosevelt 1901-1909
Franklin Roosevelt 1933-1945
Niagara Falls- A magnificent site any time of the year.
The Empire State Building.
The NYSE New York Stock Exchange
Cooperstown National Baseball Hall of Fame
Grand Central Station’s magnificent terminal in New York City
A trip up the Hudson River to view the beautiful mansions
Last but certainly not least, a trip to Ground Zero to pay tribute
to those who dies on that awful day we shall never forget.
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