Population: 8,300,000 (2011)
Currency: US Dollar
Time Zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours
Summer in New York (June – September) is very hot, with temperatures reaching 38°C (100.4°F). During winter (December – February) temperatures average below freezing, so rugging up warm is essential. New York’s weather remains cold during Autumn and warms up in Spring. Each season showcases the city in a different and unique light, ensuring a New York visit is memorable any time of the year.
- An average of 4.9 million people ride the New York subway every week day.
- The state fruit is the apple.
- Unlike most subways around the world, the New York subway is open 24 hours a day.
- New York City was the capital of the United States in the 1780s before Philadelphia took over, and then Washington D.C.
- New York City has over 4000 street food vendors!
- The state is named for the Duke of York and Albany, who later became King James II.