New York is a Middle Atlantic state in the north-eastern United States.
New York is in the Eastern Time Zone in the United States of America (USA). Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5).
New York is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Canadian province of Ontario (NW) and the Canadian province of Quebec (N).
It is sometimes called New York State when there is need to distinguish it from New York City , the largest city both in the state and in the USA.
Due to the preponderance of the population concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate.
New York's postal abbreviation is NY .
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