New York is the third most heaving state in the United States following California and Texas. Of its population of 19 million, a little over 8 million live in New York City alone. New York City is the most linguistically diverse city with over 800 languages spoken, and 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English and third leading producer of dairy products in the United States. Albany is the state capital of New York.
The New York Stock Exchange is the largest exchange in the world, with a trading volume of $5.5 million. The second largest is the NASDAQ, which is also located in New York and it is the home of many inventions, including toilet paper and chewing gum. Rochester, NY, alone was the birthplace of marshmallows, Jell-O, French's Mustard, baby shoes, gold teeth, mail chutes, and bloomers. According to a report by CNBC, New York was the 3rd most expensive state to live in for the year 2014, after Hawaii and Connecticut. The average price of a home in New York that year was $1.3 million, the highest in the United States.
Major attractions are Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway and the Theater District, Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal etc…