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State Facts - New York

New York Key Facts

  • State capital: Albany
  • State Population: 20.2 million 
  • Time Zone: EDT (UTC -4)
  • Key Industries: Banking, Technology, Media, Tourism

Spanning over 54,000 square miles, New York State is only the 27th largest state by area. However, the state more than makes up for this by having the largest city by population – New York. In addition to New York City’s booming Wall Street and huge international appeal, New York State has a strong economy bolstered by industries across the region. ‘Tech Valley’, found in Albany, Saratoga County, Hudson Valley, and Rensselaer County, continues to show excellent growth in high-technology and computer hardware. Similarly, the state produces a high volume of agricultural goods – and is in fact the biggest producer of cabbage in the country! SilverDoor has a vast portfolio of corporate serviced apartments in New York, so if you’re planning to visit the ‘Empire State’ anytime soon, SilverDoor is your best choice for finding New York corporate housing to suit you.

Things to do in New York

While it’s easy to list the staggering number of attractions in New York city, the wider state has plenty of things to see and do. Including:

Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls is actually a city in New York State, but it’s best known for the incredible waterfalls at Niagara Gorge. At 167 feet high and consisting of three separate waterfalls, this stunning natural wonder if a must when staying in New York on business.

Lake Placid – Continuing the water theme, Lake Placid is an appropriately peaceful lake set in a village of the same name in Essex County. As well as being a beautiful natural escape, the lake is well known for winter sports and nearby restaurants.

The Statue of Liberty – It doesn’t get more iconic than this. Taking a ferry to Liberty Island and viewing the statue up close provides an unforgettable New York experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Transport in New York

Wherever your New York serviced apartment may be, rest assured that the state has an extensive transport network to get you where you need to be.

New York State has 163 public airports, meaning that arriving as close as possible to your destination can be easily facilitated. New York City’s major airports, JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark, are some of the busiest in the country and will likely be involved in any inter-state connection flights.  

Subways and commuter railroad system are common in the state, not least in New York City and New Jersey. Depending on your destination, a car may or may not be desired – depending on the area. With such a difference in population densities, areas of New York State can be very highly populated, or sparsely populated. In either case, we have serviced apartments in New York wherever you may be headed.

Things to know when visiting New York

New York corporate housing is plentiful and when staying with SilverDoor your trip couldn’t be easier. However, it’s best to familiarise yourself with New York State’s culture and lifestyle before arrival so that your trip goes off without a hitch.

Two New Yorks – New York is politically divided, with ‘upstate’ New York typically being home to conservatives and New York City and other southern areas typically leaning left. You’re more than likely, therefore, to find a mix of political opinions during your stay.

Towering taxes – If you’re thinking of relocating to New York, be aware that property taxes are notoriously high. While they are somewhat lower in New York City, upstate property taxes are much higher – so be prepared! Having said that, property prices outside NYC are much lower generally that you might expect.

Continental climate – New York State, broadly speaking, has a humid continental climate. While this can result in colder winters, south-eastern areas including NYC experience a warmer climate zone – meaning fewer freezing temperatures. Thunderstorms can also be common in the state with weather systems travelling across the area from Canada and the Great Lakes. Snow is common in winter, even in NYC, so be sure to take appropriate clothing.

Why choose a serviced apartment in New York with SilverDoor?

While hotels are often the ‘go-to’ accommodation choice for business travel, more and more businesses are opting to use serviced apartments – with good reason. Serviced apartments in New York, otherwise known as New York corporate housing, provide travellers with a true ‘home-from-home’ space to enjoy on their business trip. In addition to the safety and wellbeing benefits serviced apartments provide (thanks to their additional space, safety, and privacy), a New York serviced apartment often features many on-site amenities for guests to use if they wish. In essence, everything they need is close to hand – whether it’s a gym, bar, restaurant, conference room, or parking – meaning that even newcomers to New York state will feel at home as soon as they arrive. With one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments available in New York, you can accommodate your colleagues or family when relocating with ease – just call SilverDoor and we’ll get your journey started.

Why choose SilverDoor Apartments?

SilverDoor has over twenty years of experience in sourcing the very best corporate housing for companies around the world. We understand the needs of our clients and are committed to securing the best rates and features for through our extensive property partner portfolio. With a dedicated Americas office, our US team can source serviced apartments in New York best suited to your needs. With no properties of our own, our service is completely impartial, and our buying power means we can negotiate the best terms for you. Our 24-hour in-house service is led by experts in the industry, so should you need help, advice, or support at any point in your booking, simply let us know and we will be there to help.