New York was the 11th state to join the union. It became a state on July 26, 1788.
Capital - Albany
Abbreviation - NY
Nickname - The Empire State
Motto - Excelsior - Ever Upwards
Song - "I Love New York"
Bird - Eastern Bluebird
Flower - Rose
Insect - Nine-Spotted Ladybug (Ladybird Beetle)
Area - approximately 54,475 square miles
Websites for studying about New York
From Teacher First.com
Fun Educational Activities
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of New York resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about New York
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in New York
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about New York.
New York Virtual Field Trips
Bundy Arts & Victorian Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum