When Henry Hudson arrived in 1609, the area was already home to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and the Dutch had established a trading post. In 1797, Albany became the official capital of New York State. Since then, Albany has been a center for banking, railroads, and international trade.
In 1797, the state capital of New York was moved permanently to Albany . From statehood to this date, the Legislature had frequently moved the state capital between Albany , Kingston, Hurley, Poughkeepsie, and the city of New York.
Originally Answered: Why is New York City not the capital of New York state? Albany became the capital after the revolution (1797). Compared to NYC , it was definitely a less important place back then, but not SO minor by comparison as it is today.
The Empire State
The culture, traditions, and natural beauty of New York make it a great state, but its popularity came after it established itself as an economic powerhouse and cultural mecca. Today, New York City is the capital of banking and finance, fashion, live theater, and broadcasting.
New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, significantly influencing commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports.
Upstate New York is the portion of New York State north of the New York metropolitan area. Major cities in Upstate New York from east to west include Albany , Utica, Binghamton, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo.
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New York is bounded to the west and north by Lake Erie, the Canadian province of Ontario , Lake Ontario , and the Canadian province of Quebec ; to the east by the New England states of Vermont , Massachusetts , and Connecticut ; to the southeast by the Atlantic Ocean and New Jersey; and to the south by Pennsylvania .
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