The New York City metropolitan area, with its combination of subways, buses, and railroads, has the most complex commuter system in the country. The state imposes income, sales, business, and excise taxes.
After a long struggle, women could vote in the fall elections, including the Presidential election. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.
Historical biographies of Congressional members. New York tends to have somewhat lower unemployment rates during downturns in the national economy than does the rest of the country, but it also recovers less rapidly. This cultural preeminence was celebrated by E. DiNapoli, D to Jan. In other cities membership usually includes the mayor, the president of the city council, and one or more high-ranking fiscal officers.
Two small regions complete the geographic picture in southeastern New York. Although the economies of other states are growing more rapidly, New York still has great economic strength.
Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Governor Paterson is nationally recognized as a leading advocate for the visually and physically impaired. Dominicans and other Latinos have added to the number of Spanish-speaking immigrants. Another limited-access expressway extends across the southern tier of the state.
New York contains many of the battlegrounds of the American Revolution.
World War II. History Monthly Temperature Extremes. The city regions vary from relatively sophisticated Rochester, with its heavy concentration of white-collar technical and managerial employees, to the more conservative Syracuse—central New York area.
The NY Stock Exchange closed for four days—its longest closure since 1933.
Two toll-free superhighways, the Adirondack Northway linking Albany with the Canadian border and the North-South Expressway crossing central New York from the Pennsylvania border to the Thousand Islands , have been opened. Excelsior Nickname...
The Dutch citizens had no strong economic motivations to move overseas, nor were there sufficient religious or political quarrels to promote any such movement. Book publishers of all descriptions, including university presses and other scholarly and trade publishers, are scattered throughout the state.
The state ranks sixth in the nation in manufacturing, with 446,200 employees in 2009. NYC Skyline.