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New York State Lake Placid

New York Photo Tour and Lesson


New York is located in the northeastern part of the United States between the Atlantic Ocean and Lakes Ontario and Erie. It is the third most populated state in the USA. It shares borders with Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and also parts of Canada. The five largest cities in New York are New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse. The capital of New York is Albany. This short photo tour reviews basic facts about New York and New Yorkers. It also includes pictures of New York's state symbols. (3 pages)

Map of New York

Where is New York located?

  • It is located in the northeastern part of the United States next to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • It shares borders with five other states and Canada.

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Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York

What is the capital of New York?

  • The capital of New York is Albany.

  • The current Governor of New York is Andrew Cuomo. He took office on January 1, 2011.

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