5 Interesting Facts about New York State

1. Statue of Liberty

Back in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was the tallest structure made out of Iron and the seven spikes on the crown represent the seven continents and oceans of the world.

2. Do you ever wonder why is Albany the state capital?

Well, it was the first-ever site of European settlement in New York which led to it becoming the state capital in 1797.

3. Largest Stock Exchanges

World’s two largest stock exchanges, NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange are both based in New York adding up to the importance of the state.

4. Mohawk Ironworkers

The Mohawk ironworkers are the reason for almost every other skyscraper that you see in New York due to their tribal teachings and talents to withstand pressure.

5. "The Big Apple"

NYC's nickname obtained its spotlight in 1920 when a journalist John J. Fitz Gerald titled it’s article ‘Around the Big Apple’ referring to New York City.