New York is a state in the northeastern United States that is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. The island of Manhattan is home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Central Park, while the Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to the Brooklyn district. The Statue of Liberty stands proudly in New York Harbor. To the east, Long Island boasts beaches, the Montauk Lighthouse, and the luxurious Hamptons and Fire Island.
Albany is located on the Hudson River, 135 miles north of New York City and is the center of New York's Capital District with a population of 1.1 million. Mount Vernon, which is part of southern New York State, borders the Bronx to the south and is an inner suburb of New York City. Recently, Rochester fell one place among New York cities by population, with about 500 fewer people than Yonkers. Albany is the capital of New York but only ranks sixth among large New York cities by population and fourth largest city in upstate New York.
This densely populated city, second only to New York City, has a residential side in the north and a dense urban area in the south. The towns of New York are similar to municipalities in many other states and are classified as municipal corporations with less autonomy than cities. New Rochelle is ranked seventh among the largest cities in New York State despite having a population of less than 80,000. Sometimes called New Rock or New Rock City, New Rochelle is one of the oldest cities in the Northeastern United States.
Mount Vernon and Yonkers voted against joining Greater New York City in 1894 while Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn voted to join. Syracuse is ranked fifth on this list of New York cities and last of New York cities with at least 100,000 inhabitants. The city is located in Erie County in western New York on Lake Erie and at the headwaters of the Niagara River right on the border with Canada. New York City ranks first among most populated cities in New York with a population of 8.8 million.
Nearly half of the state's residents live in this city which has an estimated population of 8,550,405 people. New York is divided into several major regions including the north, south of the state, west and center of New York. Not only does it rank first among New York cities by population and area but it surpasses all other cities in this state.