Location of New York State within the United States.
Motto Excelsior (Latin) (English) ("Ever Upward")
New York City
New City, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Niagara
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July 26, 1788
New York is a state of the United States of America located on the northeastern Atlantic coast. The state is bordered by Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and the Canadian province of Ontario. It is often called New York State or the State of New York in order not to avoid confusion when referring to New York City (which is also called New York by convenience). It's capital is Albany while the biggest city is New York City which is also the biggest city in the U.S. Other cities in the state include Syracuse, Buffalo, New City, and Niagara Falls.
As World War III expanded into the Atlantic, the state of New York was attacked by Soviet-sponsored terrorists, particularly in New York City when they tried to hold several landmarks hostage as means for U.S. forces to pull out from Europe. The combined efforts of the military, the National Guard of both New York and New Jersey, and the law enforcement of both states foiled their plans. In addition, there were alleged sightings of Soviet submarines and freighters off the coast of Long Island.