New York

New York (English: New York) is a state in the northeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast, near the border with Canada, the largest in the group of Mid-Atlantic states. Within the state is the largest city, economic and political center of the country – New York. The state also includes the large island of Long Island.

Famous cities

  • New York
  • Buffalo
  • Rochester
  • Yonkers
  • Town of Montauk

Famous people

  • Isaac Singer
  • Robert Shackley
  • Robert Joseph Tamushansky
  • Laura Brannigan
  • Felicity Huffman
  • Christopher Lambert
  • Mara(1985-) is an actress
  • Gore Vidal

Rochester (New York)

Rochester
City in the United States
Location
State New York
Coordinates 43°9’56″N, 77°36’41″WL
General
Surface 59.77 km²
– country 57.59 km²
– water 2.18 km²
Residents
(April 1, 2020)
211,328
(3668 inhabitant/km²)
Politics
Mayor Malik Evans (D)
Website cityofrochester.gov

According to COUNTRYAAH, Rochester is a city in the American state of New York with a population of 210,565. This makes it the 103rd city in the United States (2010). Its surface area is 92.7 km², making it the 176th city. Rochester is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and is the county seat of Monroe County.

The city is home to the University of Rochester and its Eastman School of Music and Strong Memorial Hospital. George Eastman was the principal patron for the university. Eastman Kodak ‘s headquarters are also located in Rochester. Southwest of the city is the Greater Rochester Airport with both domestic and international flight connections to Atlanta, Toronto, Boston, Chicago and New York, among others.

Demographics

10% of the population is older than 65 and 37.1% live in single -person households. Unemployment is 6.7 % (census figures 2000).

About 12.8% of Rochester’s population are Hispanics and Hispanics, 38.5% are of African origin and 2.2% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 230,872 in 1990 to 210,565 in 2000.

Climate

In January the average temperature is -4.7 °C, in July it is 21.2 °C. Annual average rainfall is 811.8 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Music

The American rock bands Absolute Gray and Joywave hail from Rochester.

Sights

  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • George Eastman House
  • University of Rochester

Sister Cities

Rochester has ten sister cities.

  • Bamako (Mali)
  • Caltanissetta (Italy)
  • Hamamatsu (Japan), since 1996
  • Krakow (Poland)
  • Novgorod (Russia)
  • Rehovot (Israel)
  • Rennes (France), since 1958
  • San Felipe de Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic)
  • Waterford (Ireland)
  • Wurzburg (Germany)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 12 km radius of Rochester.

Rochester

Brighton (6 km)

East Rochester (12 km)

Gates-North Gates (7 km)

Greece (9 km)

Irondequoit (6 km)

Pittsford (12 km)

Syracuse (New York)

Syracuse
City in the United States
Location
State New York
County Onondaga County
Coordinates 43°2’49″N, 76°8’40″WL
General
Surface 66.33 km²
– country 64.87 km²
– water 1.46 km²
Inhabitants
(2013)
140,987
(2173 inhabitant/km²)
Website syrgov.net
Syracuse city center from above

View of Syracuse

Syracuse is a city in the center of the US state of New York. With a population of more than one hundred and forty thousand, the place is one of the larger cities in this state and administratively belongs to Onondaga County.

The city is known for the University of Syracuse, which was founded in 1870 and had more than eighteen thousand students in 2000.

Places of interest in or near Syracuse

  • Armory Square
  • Burnet Park (zoo)
  • Carousel Center
  • Carrier Dome
  • Clinton Square
  • Everson Museum of Art
  • Tipperary Hill
  • University of Syracuse
  • Niagara Mohawk Building (Art Deco, 1932)

Demographics

12.9 % of the population is older than 65 and 38.2 % of the population consists of single – person households . Unemployment stands at 5.6% (2000 census figures).

About 5.3% of Syracuse’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 25.3% of African origin and 3.4% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 163,855 in 1990 to 147,306 in 2000, to 145,170 in 2010 and to 140,987 in 2020.

Economy

In the city, the production of electrical equipment and means of transport takes place. Many residents work in education and in the service sector.

Climate

In January the average temperature is -5.3 °C, in July it is 21.3 °C. There is an average annual rainfall of 988.8 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Born

  • Jimmy Van Heusen (1913-1990), composer
  • William Lundigan (1914-1975), actor
  • Carl Woese (1928-2012), microbiologist
  • Eric Carle (1929-2021), children’s author and illustrator
  • Michael Herr (1942-2016), writer and war correspondent
  • Robert Engle (1942), economist and Nobel laureate (2003)
  • Jimmy Collins (1946-2020), basketball player and basketball coach
  • James Nachtwey (1948), photojournalist
  • Lawrence DeLucas (1950), astronaut
  • Dylan Baker (1959), actor
  • Mary Mara (1960-2022), actress
  • Steven Swanson (1960), astronaut
  • Siobhan Fallon (1961), actress
  • Tom Cruise (1962), film actor
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), actor, screenwriter, comedian and director
  • Tom Kenny (1962), stand-up comedian, voice actor and former rock singer
  • Anthony Starke (1963), actor
  • Frank Whaley (1963), actor, film director and screenwriter
  • Jeanette Epps (1970), astronaut
  • Johnny Messner (1970), actor
  • Rory Cochrane (1972), actor
  • Dana Vollmer (1987), swimmer
  • Post Malone (1995), singer and producer

Albany, New York

Albany
Place in the United States
Location of Albany in New York
Location of New York in the US
Location
County Albany County
Type of place City
State New York
Coordinates 42° 40′ N, 73° 47′ W
General
Surface 56.81 km²
– country 55.39 km²
– water 1.42 km²
Inhabitants
(2006)
100,460
(1813 inhabitant/km²)
Height 61 m
Politics
Mayor Kathy Sheehan (D)
Other
ZIP code(s) 12201–12212, 12214, 12220, 12222–12232, 12201, 12203, 12206, 12208, 12212, 12224, 12228, 12232
FIPS code 01000
Website albanyny.gov

Albany is the capital of the US state of New York. The city is located in the east of the state in Albany County, of which it is the capital. Albany is about 150 miles north of New York City, several miles south of the meeting point of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. In 2015, Albany had a population of 100,104. Part of the State University of New York is located here.

History

Map of Albany, 1695

New York State Capitol

Albany was a settlement that arose in 1647 under the name Beverwijck, located north of Fort Oranje that was founded in 1624 by the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands to replace Fort Nassau that was founded in 1615. It was a trading post where mainly beaver pelts were bought from the indigenous population. The city of Beverwijck was the second city of New Netherland after New Amsterdam. The founder was Brant van Slampenhorst. In 1660 the city had 1050 inhabitants. The two main streets in the city were called Handelaersstraet (now Broadway) and Jonckheerstraet (now State Street). The city was surrounded by a ring of wooden palisades.

In 1664 the English conquered the area. They renamed the fort Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany, who later became King James II of England. In 1797, Albany became the capital of the state of New York.

City Link

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  • Québec (Canada)
  • Ghent (Belgium)
  • Extremadura (autonomous region) (Spain)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 5 miles of Albany.

Albany

Colony (8 km)

Delmar (7 km)

Hampton Manor (6 km)

Menands (6 km)

Rensselaer (4 km)

Notable Albany residents

Born

  • Peter Gansevoort (1749-1812), soldier
  • Joseph Henry (1797–1878), physicist
  • Philip Sheridan (1831-1888), career officer and Union general during the American Civil War
  • Leslie Groves (1896-1970), engineer officer
  • Harold Chestnut (1917-2001), electrical engineer
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999), author
  • William Devane (1937), actor
  • Adam LeFevre (1950), actor
  • John McTiernan (1951), director
  • Jan Kerouac (1952-1996), writer
  • Charlayne Woodard (1953), actress
  • James McCaffrey (1959), actor
  • Michael Mastro (1962), actor
  • Nicole Stott (1962), astronaut
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (1966), New York Senator
  • Robin Hunicke (1973), designer and producer of computer games
  • Reid Scott (1977), actor
  • Ashton Holmes (1978), actor
  • Brennan Morris (1990), swimmer

Died

  • James Monroe (1758–1831), politician and 5th President of the United States (1817–1825)

Albany, New York