The Northeastern United States includes the state of New York. According to area, New York is the 27th-largest state in the United States. With 20.2 million residents, it is the fourth-most populous state in the union as of 2021. Approximately 44% of the state's residents reside in New York City, with 25% of them living in Brooklyn and Queens and the remaining 15% on Long Island, the country's most populous island. The state has international borders with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest in addition to maritime borders with Rhode Island to the east of Long Island and New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east. The most populous city in the country is New York City (NYC), which is home to the largest urban landmass in the world, the New York metropolitan area, where around two-thirds of the state's residents reside. From the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the Atlantic coastlines of Long Island to the rivers, mountains, and lakes of upstate New York and the plains of the Great Lakes region, New York is spread out across a region of contrast. Although New York City and Long Island fall under the Köppen classification of humid subtropical climate, the state of New York as a whole has a humid continental climate. Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, yellow taxicabs with the "I Love New York" logo, Madison Square Garden concerts, Broadway plays, and Times Square's neon lights are just a few of New York's well-known attractions.

The economic foundation of New York City is comprised of finance, healthcare and life sciences, advanced technology and biotechnology, real estate, and insurance. The city serves as the biggest hub for journalism, publishing, and mass media in the country. Additionally, it is the foremost artistic hub in the nation. Empire States and New Yorkers are terms used to describe residents of New York. The cultural center of the globe, according to some, is New York City. Both the city's size and ethnic diversity exhibit New York's culture. The most linguistically varied city in the world is New York, where up to 800 different languages are spoken. The city was the birthplace of numerous American cultural trends. Many people refer to New York City as "the Big Apple," but it also goes by other titles like "the City that Never Sleeps" and "Gotham." The Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00) and Daylight Saving Time are both used in the state of New York (UTC-04:00).

A trip to New York is worth the expenditure of time and money if you set realistic expectations, but probably not if you're expecting your life to be changed. New York is a vibrant, diversified city with some of the world's best cuisine and most famous buildings. Although New York is highly renowned for many things, its artistic prowess and the talent it produces are undoubtedly among them. If you enjoy quiet reflection and lovely scenery, this is a top location. It's also a great place for several large, fascinating museums. Towering buildings, well-known neighborhoods, and nonstop excitement are all hallmarks of New York.