|Area|| 54,835 sq mi|
142,023 sq km
|Independence|| 1776 (declared)|
|Currency||New York Dollar|
The State of New York is a member of the United States of America. It is nearly identical to *here*'s New York, with the sole exception of including the Erie Triangle.
New York has long been friendly toward the British and considered rejoining the Empire in a manner similar to their neighbor, the Union of New England in the early 19th century, but ultimately remained sovereign. The Chief Executive retains the title governor due to New York's historically strong American Unity sentiments.
New York City, while still large *there*, is not quite as large as *here*. The Erie canal having been delayed *there*, Montréal, in Lower Canada, took the lead.