Thursday, October 13

Facts about New York

New York Facts

Learn facts about New York for kids.

Have you ever taken a vacation to New York? You could live there. Whichever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about New York right here! Just keep on reading. I love learning cool facts about all of the different states in the United States. I would love to share some of those facts with you! So, every Thursday, I will post quick facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about New Mexico. This week, we are posting quick facts about New York. You will learn about New York's state flag, bird, and other facts. The countdown is on, and there are only 18 more states to blog about! Yay!!

Did you know New York was the eleventh (11th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! New York officially joined the union on July 26, 1788! New York is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is bordered by five (5) states: Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. New York is the twenty-seventh (27th) largest state in the United States. New York is one of the bigger states. There are about 8,467,513 people who reside in the state of New York.


New York famous person alert:

Did you know that Elizabeth Jennings Graham was born in Manhattan, New York? Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a school teacher and a civil rights activist. She also played the organ for church services. To learn more about Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Click here.

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What is a remarkable fact about the state you live in?


Quick Facts about New York:

1. New York is known for a few things: the skyscrapers, Wall Street, and Central Park. A few of the nicknames for New York are the Empire State, the Big Apple, and the City that Never Sleeps. The New York state motto is Excelsior. Excelsioris is a Latin phrase that means “ever upward.” The New York state motto was adopted in 1778. The abbreviation for New York is NY.

2. Albany is the capital of New York. It officially became the capital in 1797 and has an estimated population of about 96,860 people.

3. The New York state bird is the Eastern bluebird. The Eastern bluebird was chosen as the state bird for New York on May 18, 1970. The Eastern bluebird is a songbird. The Eastern bluebird is a deep blue color. It has a rusted brownish-orange color on its throat area, and the underneath area is a creamy whitish color. It is a beautiful bird.

4. The official flower of New York is the rose. The rose is a perennial flower/plant that grows throughout the state. It starts blooming as early as April and continues to bloom until the early fall months. They are beautiful flowers!! The New York rose became the official state flower in 1955.

5. New York’s current state flag was officially adopted on April 1, 1901. New York’s state flag has a blue background with the New York state seal.

6. Some crops grown in New York are apples, cherries, corn, cucumbers, grapes, oats, potatoes, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit in New York are the Statue of Liberty, the Belvedere Castle, and Niagara Falls.

8. Some animals that live in New York are bats, black bears, coyotes, gray foxes, raccoons, and squirrels.

9. New York can get very hot and cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in New York was 108 degrees Fahrenheit in Troy, New York, on July 22, 1926. The coldest temperature recorded in New York was -52 degrees (52 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Old Forge, New York, on February 18, 1979.



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Facts about New York



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 New York worksheet

New York Worksheet

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Books about New York:

1. A Walk in New York by Salvatore Rubbino

2. Hey Kids! Let's Visit New York City by Teresa Mills

3. ALL ABOUT NEW YORK by Bandana Ojha

4. New York: What's So Great About This State by Kate Boehm Jerome

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You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 


Tune in next week to learn some quick facts about North Carolina! Thank you for reading my post!! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

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Mimi is a passionate and talented author who has written the popular "JOEY SAVES THE DAY!" book series, along with several other engaging titles. Her love for learning, reading, drawing, and writing shines through in her work, making her a beloved figure in the literary world. As a dedicated homeschooling mother, she devotes her time to nurturing the minds of her two young children while also providing guidance and support to her two adult children who have already embarked on their own paths.

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