New York

New York State Government

New York was named for the Duke of York and the future King James II.

Capital: Albany

Largest Cities:  Buffalo, Jamestown, Montauk, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, New York City, Niagara Falls, Pottsdam, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Schenectady, Syracuse, Utica, Yonkers

Present Constitution Drafted: 1777 (Revised 1938)

Entered Union: July 26, 1788 (11)

Motto: “Excelsior – Ever Upward”

State Flower: Rose

State Tree: Sugar Maple

State Bird: Eastern Bluebird

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Ladybug

State Song: “I Love New York”