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New York State Nickname

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Empire State building in New York City (the world's tallest building from
1931 to 1972) - public domain photo by Michael Slonecker on Wikipedia.
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"The Empire State"

New York is nicknamed The Empire State for its national and global significance. The origin of the nickname is unknown - some sources credit George Washington, who referred to New York state in December 1784 as "at present the seat of the Empire."

New York state - click to see all state nicknames

Other nicknames for New York include The Excelsior State (Excelsior is the state motto) and The Knickerbocker State (from the pants worn by early Dutch settlers). See State nicknames for all 50 states.

Source:
Empire State Seal: New York History Net
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