New York Nick Name
The Empire State
The nickname of New York is "The Empire State".

New York got this nickname because of its wealth, variety of resources and New York's 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."

Other nicknames of New York:

  • The Excelsior State
  • The Knickerbocker State
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