New York State is the third most populous state in the Union, and probably best known as the home of the largest city in the United States, New York City. Albany is the state capital, despite being only the 6th largest city in New York state; it is, however, the oldest, founded by the Dutch in 1624 as Ft. Orange. The states motto is Excelsior, well known catchphrase of Stan Lee, as well as a Spaceship in the Star Trek movie franchise.
Formerly known as Nieuw Nederland.
Upstate New York is
unknown to the outside world and is apparently still occupied by the Iroquois Confederacy or something… a home to a good number of members, and is neither Wyoming, which does not exist, or Schenectady which is New York's awful Coventry-like wasteland.
If you're from here, feel free to add yourself to the list.