State of the Week: New York

Take a bite out of "The Big Apple", one of America's most well-known states and just one of the busiest cities across the country. From the streets of Broadway to greenish hue of the Statue Liberty, it's fun to find out more of this amazing place and the many small things that make it whole.
Other title(s): New Amsterdam, New Orange, New York, The Empire State, The Excelsior State, The City of New York, The Mayor, Alderman, and Commonality of the City of New York, the Big Apple
Continent: North America
Capital: Albany
Most populous city: New York
Current political leader: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Currency: United States Dollar (US$)
Language(s): English
Major Religion(s): Christian, Judaism, Islamic, Buddhism
National Costume: gaucho, embellished dress
Famous landmarks: Liberty Statue, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Empire State, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Broadway and the Theater District, Times Square, Brookyn Bridge, Wall Street, St. Patrick's Cathedral,
National Symbol: animal: beaver; bird: Eastern Bluebird
Movies filmed in Argentina: The Apartment, All About Eve, In the Cut, Age of Innocence, Birdman, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sex in the City, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, You've Got Mail, New York I Love You, Ghostbusters, When Harry Met Sally, Suits, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Luke Cage, Will & Grace
Famous people: Kerry Washington, Robert Downey, Jr. Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Walken, Kyle Chandler, Michael Jordan, Alicia Keys, Donald Trump, David Rockerfeller
Climate: Generally, the climate of New York is humid with summers that are very hot and winters that are very cold as well. Because of its proximity to a coast and being on the edge of a continent cools down on winter and heats up in summer, the climate can be a bit unstable and can potentially alternate between good and bad weather constantly.
Popular festivals: Chinese New Year, Tribeca Film Festival, New Year's Eve, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New York Fashion Week, Pride Week, US Open, Nathan's Fourth of July Hotdog Eating Contest
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