ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
New York State offers a variety of things to see and do, including the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains, the pristine Finger Lakes area, the Hudson River Valley, Niagara Falls, Long Island beaches and resorts, the Thousand Islands (St. Lawrence River/Seaway area), the historic Big a lady’s suitcase, and, of course, New York.
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AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
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- Times to Travel: From downstate to upstate, visitors have so many options that New York is truly four seasonal destinations.
New York weather
Climate: New York, like all northeastern US states, experiences four distinct weather seasons.
The spring months are cool and wet, while the summers are generally mild and pleasant, with warmer ( often hot) conditions to the south and southeast. The fall glides gently into winter with moderate (ideal) temperatures.
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Winters statewide are generally cold and snowy, and the lakes are frozen solid, central and north. Snowfall is significant in the Adirondacks, and along the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario, as this area receives more snow than anywhere else in the east of the Rocky Mountains, in fact, over 200 annual inches are common.
Mid states, the average heat in July is in the high 70s, while in January, the high temps only reach the low 20s. In New York City, the average high temperature in July is in the low 80s, while in January, the high temps are in the mid 30s.
Rainfall is approaching 35 inches a year statewide, with much higher amounts in the mountains of the upstate, and in the southeast.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
High Temperatures (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 5/41 (Feb) 1/34 (March) 6/43 (April) 58/14
May 69/20 (Jun) 77/24 (July) 81/27 (August) 78/25
(September) 68/19 (October) 56/13 (November) 51/10 (December) 43/6
Low temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 28/-2 (February) 21/6 (March) 28/-2 (April) 38/3
May 50/10 (June) 60/15 (July) 66/18 (August) 61/16
(September) 54/12 (October) 42/5 (November) 38/3 (December) 31/0
High temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 48/8 (February) 42/6 (March) 51/10 (April) 65/18
May 72/22 (June) 78/25 (July) 85/29 (August) 83/ 28
(September) 73/22 (October) 63/17 (November) 57/14 (December) 50/9
Low Temperatures (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 1/34 (February) 29/-2 (March) 2/36 (April) 46/7
May 55/12 (June) 64/17 (July) 71/ 21 (August) 69/20
(September) 60/15 (October) 49/9 (November) 46/8 (December) 38/3
Statue Of Liberty National Monument
The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island, which has been part of New York City since 1664. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States of America and, together with the Empire State Building, forms the main landmarks of New York. In the past, it welcomed immigrants who sailed around it for a better life, today it is a symbol of the freedom of the American nation.
The Statue of Liberty is a reminder of French help and friendship during America’s struggle for independence from Great Britain, which broke out in 1776. At that time, France supported the American settlers and was the only one to send its soldiers to help them. The Statue of Liberty is a kind of expression of sympathy towards the newly established republic across the Atlantic. Since 1886, it has stood on an island in front of New York. Its height with the base reaches 93 meters, without the base it measures 46 meters to the top of the torch. The statue weighs 205 tons, has a circumference of 10.6 meters, the mouth is 91 centimeters wide. The right arm holding the torch is 12.8 meters long; just the index finger is 2.4 meters long.
At the statue’s feet lie the severed bonds of tyranny. In its left hand, the statue holds plates representing the Declaration of Independence, on which the inscription JULY IV MDCCLXXVI, i.e. July 4, 1776. Also, the crown of the statue with seven rays is a symbol of freedom, the individual rays are supposed to radiate across the seven seas to the seven continents. The construction of the statue was designed by the well-known French builder Gustave Eiffel, who became famous, for example, by building the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Before creating the main sculpture, several smaller models of them were made first. Only then could a full-size statue be made out of copper. The main sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s model for the creation of the female face was Isabella Eugenie Boyerová, the widow of the famous sewing machine manufacturer Isaac Singer.
The statue was completed on July 4, 1886, and was ceremoniously presented to the American ambassador in Paris. Then it had to be divided into individual parts, which were gradually transported to New York by French ships. It was then assembled in the New York harbor for almost two years and finally built on a pedestal designed by the American architect Richard Morris Hunt. It didn’t take long for the statue to become a symbol of America. Many years have passed since its inception, so it had to undergo extensive reconstruction. Its considerable damage could be repaired mainly thanks to public collections. In 1984, the Statue of Liberty was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. A scaled-down copy of it currently exists in Paris to serve as a reminder of its French origins.