The Empire State can boast a number of ‘the most’ titles: one of the most populous, the most densely populated, the wealthiest, not even to mention it’s home to the Big Apple – New York, the global city. 40% of the population lives in New York City, the other 40% on Long Island.
New York State is so successful that, if it was an independent state, it would be among the top 15 global economies. Four tourist sites that attract most visitors in the world are all here, including Niagara Falls, Times Square, Central Park, and Statue of Liberty. The notorious Wall Street, famous high-tech Silicon Alley, and Tech Valley are all located in New York City, giving jobs to millions of workers. Obviously, a range of large corporations are headquartered in New York: Verizon, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, American Express, Colgate-Palmolive, Barnes & Noble, and much more. 11 New York universities are in the top-list of America's best schools, including Columbia University, Cornell University, and New York University.