New York

New York is a state located in the northeast of the United States. It ranks 27th in terms of total land area and third in terms of population, together with the densest populated US city, New York City.

Asked in New York, New York City

How did New York get its name?

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New York got its name from the Duke of York, who gained control of the land in the 17th century. Originally it was called "New Amsterdam" by the Dutch settlers but when control of this area was taken over by English, its name was also changed to "New York," to honor the Duke of York. There is an "Old York" (or just York) back in England. New York was named for the Duke of York, later King James II of England. It had originally been called New Amsterdam by the Dutch, who founded the city. The duke of york named the country after himself just so he could own New York for good
Asked in New York, Meteorology and Weather, Climatology and Climate Changes

What is the climate and weather of New York State?

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New York has a humid continental climate. Weather in New York is heavily influenced by two continental air masses: a warm, humid one from the southwest and a cold, dry one from the northwest. A cool, humid airflow from the North Atlantic also has an effect on weather in the state, albeit to a lesser extent than the continental ones. Many continental frontal boundaries move across New York, and storm systems moving north along the coast often affect the southern areas of the state. The winters are long and cold in the Plateau Divisions of the state. In the majority of winter seasons, a temperature of −13 °F (−25 °C) or lower can be expected in the northern highlands (Northern Plateau) and 5 °F (−15 °C) or colder in the southwestern and east-central highlands (Southern Plateau). The Adirondack region records from 35 to 45 days with below zero temperatures in normal to severe winters. Much of Upstate New York, particularly Western and Central New York, are typically affected by lake-effect snows. This usually results in high yearly snowfall totals in these regions. Winters are also long and cold in both Western and Central New York, though not as cold as the Adirondack region. The New York City metro area in comparison to the rest of the state is milder in the winter. Thanks in part to geography (its proximity to the Atlantic and being shielded to the north and west by hillier terrain), the New York metro area usually sees far less snow than the rest of the state. Lake-effect snow rarely affects the New York metro area, except for its extreme northwestern suburbs. Winters also tend to be noticeably shorter here than the rest of the state.
Asked in New York, Colonial America, Climatology and Climate Changes

What was the climate of colonial New York?

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Colonial New York had a very similar climate to today's. See the related question for that description.
Asked in New York, Colonial America

Who founded New York?

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Native Americans, including the Lenape Indians, inhabited the area long before Europeans arrived. In 1524, the first European to the area was Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian sailing for the French. The French never colonized the area. English explorer Henry Hudson rediscovered the mouth of the Hudson River in 1609 and explored Hudson Bay in 1610. Like other explorers, Hudson was actually looking for a shortcut to Asia. He did not found any settlement there. bob :) French explorer Champlain mapped the east coast of America from Cape Bretton, Nova Scotia, to Cape Cod, Mass in 1607, not quite far enough south to find (or found) New York, but close. Peter Minuit was a German but was a director of the Dutch West India Co. He reached Manhattan Island in 1624 and purchased it from the Indians with beads, ribbons, and trinkets valued at the amount of 60 guilders, or about $24. This became the colony of New Amsterdam (Niewe Amsterdam) in 1625. That is the date that appears on the Seal of the City of New York. New Amsterdam separated the English colonies of New England from the other English colonies in the south. Clashes between the Dutch and the English were inevitable. England's Charles II claimed all the Dutch land, and in 1664 he gave it to his brother The Dutch weren't prepared to fight the English, so in 1664, New Amsterdam became New York. New York City as we know it (Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island) was founded in 1898. Before they were just separate boroughs, each with their own jurisdiction. The state of New York was founded in July 26, 1788.
Asked in New York, Comedy TV Shows, Saturday Night Live

What channel is Saturday Night Live on new york?

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NBC ------------------------- In New York, that's WNBC-TV, channel 4.
Asked in Exercise, New York, New York City, Road Distance

How many blocks equal a mile in new york city?

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In large cities the number varies depending upon the original grid layout. In NYC (Manhattan) the number of north-south blocks per mile is 20. East-west blocks (between avenues) are typically just under 5 north-south blocks in length, so the number of east-west blocks per mile is 4.
Asked in Flight Times, New York, London

How long is the flight from London to New York?

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The flight from London to New York is just over 7 hours. Depending on the wind, the weather conditions, and other factors it could be up to 8 hours long.
Asked in New York, History of the United States, Colonial America

What natural resources were available in the New York Colony?

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Some natural resources were water, fish, but mostly wood/lumber because the area is called the Eastern Woodlands,fish, lakes and streams, freshwater wetlands, oceans, wildlife, minerals, forests,fish, granite, marble, food, forests, iron, fur, water and minerals.
Asked in New York, Time Zones

How many hours ahead is New York from Arizona?

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New York is two hours ahead of Arizona. If it is 3 P.M. in Arizona it will be 5 P.M. in New York. During Daylight Saving Time (mid-March through early November), New York is three hours ahead of most of Arizona (everywhere except the Navaho Nation).
Asked in New York, New York City, Landforms

What are New York's major landforms?

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A major landform can be anything...like a mountain, and a lake etc.
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How many murders in new york per day?

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Normally the rate for 2008 is 6.3
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What is the state capital of New York?

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The capital city of New York State is Albany. It became New York's capital in 1797. Albany is the central city of New York's Capital District. It is roughly 150 miles or 240 km north of New York City. Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River about 10 miles or 16 km south of its confluence with the Mohawk River. Many people believe that the capital of New York State is New York City, partly because of the same name but also because of the fame and size of New York City, but it is very true that the capital of New York State is Albany.
Asked in New York, New York City, Restaurants and Dining Establishments, Demographics

How many restaurants are there in Manhattan?

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In all five boroughs of New York City there are 23,499 active restaurants as of April 2010. There are no resources online with figures of the number of restaurants in just Manhattan.
Asked in New York, Celebrities, Famous People

What famous people were born in Rochester NY?

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There are many well known people from Rochester, NY; over a hundred of them in fact. This list includes people such as Kristen Wiig, a comedian from Saturday Night Live and Peter Hannan the creator of "CatDog".
Asked in New York, New York City, Caribou

When will new york deer go into rut in 2010?

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In NJ and some parts of New York we've seen bucks chasing does already but the does arent ready. I don't know if the rut has fully kicked in for the bucks, but this weekend (oct. 23) is a great moonphase to hunt, so if the rut is starting now like i think it is, Saturday will be great.
Asked in New York, New York City

What is the New York City pin code?

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There is no such thing as a New York City pin code. However, there are New York City zip codes. For example, for New Hampton, NYC, the zip code is 10959.
Asked in New York, New York City, Elevations

Where was New York's Five Points?

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Mr. Mullins stated that the Five Points existed at the intersection of "Worth, Baxter, and Park Row". This would lie in today's Chinatown. He was close! There is no such intersection. Park Row does not intersect with Baxter. The Five Points can be found where Baxter intersects with Worth (formerly known as Anthony St). If you follow Worth east, you'll hit Park (formerly known as Chatham). Answer Original 5 pts was the intersection of Worth, Baxter, Mosco, and Pearl Street, which use to run through the Federal Court House. The location is presently known as Columbus Park in China Town. Answer Only two of the three streets that made up the Five Points intersection still exist--Worth and Baxter. The third is not Park Row, but the now-buried Park Street, which used to run from the Five Points, across Pearl Street and to the intersection of Lafayette and Centre streets. It ran under what is now a courthouse. Answer Five Points was made by the intersection of three streets: Worth, Baxter, and Park (now Mosco). Around 1900, the tenements were torn down to make way for Mulberry Bend Park (now Columbus Park) and several courthouses. Answer At Old World NYC there is a digital map showing where the old streets were and what the present area looks like.
Asked in Business & Finance, New York

How did mike bloomberg make all his money?

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The 8th richest Jewish American Mike Bloomberg have made most of his money either through interest or dropshipping businesses just like the owner of aidandtrade.com in USA and UK. Mr. Bloombergs main holdings have been, and always have been, Bloomberg News and Publishing type organizations. He originally was a Partner of the famous Salomon Brothers Brokerage. He is heavily involved with the Dow Jones publishing group. Another major holding is the Bloomberg terminal, which is used as the working toll for trading and information in most of the securities industry. He owns Bloomberg Financial News, which was originally a service that was specialized analytics for financial investors and professionals. There is no commonly known retail, drop shipment or other types of business commonly connected to him...although with 27 billion, he may well have some investments in them somewhere.
Asked in New York, New York City, Waste and Recycling

What are zones on long island railroad?

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The Wikipedia page for Long Island Rail Road has a zone map. See "related links" on this WikiAnswers page.

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