by Mark Polaski
Nothing evokes images of the promise of the American Dream like New York. The “Empire State” as it’s known, conjures nostalgia and has signature locations like New York City, The Finger Lakes and Niagara Falls. It has called millions globally to it’s heart and is the pulse of our Nation.
Situated on the South Eastern Atlantic Seaboard, New York City is home to some 8,400,000 citizens encompassing one of the widest ethnic and cultural strata in the world.
It is a commercial superpower and home to the New York Stock Exchange. The city has endless entertainment and venue planning possibilities. Transportation is never an issue with myriad taxi services, subways, and buses coursing through it’s veins. Choosing a venue from this city offers flexibility, panache and sophistication. Iconic locations like Yankee Stadium, The Empire State building, or Staten Island will inspire wonder and awe making your event memorable and magical. New York City is comprised of distinct areas and includes: Long Island, Manhattan (the central business district), Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx.
Ranging north on Interstate 87 along the banks of the Hudson River takes the traveler north past the towns of Purchase and Pleasantville on the eastern shore and Nyack on the western shore. Farther north, the Catskill Mountains Region offers placid vacations or adventure packed activities. Just a short distance up the interstate is New York State’s Capital City of Albany. Tour the Hudson by boat or ride the trolley through this historic Dutch centerpiece for the State. This region is historical and intimate, ideal for venues where a more relaxed atmosphere is desired.
For a truly remote and wild experience head to the northern tip of New York State, home to Adirondack State Park. It is the largest state park in the United States. This park is pristine open wilderness with some six million acres to explore. Here you’ll find Saratoga Springs and Silver Bay offering placid accommodations.
From Albany take the grand ribbon of the Interstate 90 corridor. This exquisite highway leads you west through Utica, and into Syracuse along the northern border of the Finger Lakes region. The Finger Lakes offer crystal clear waters, breathtaking waterfalls and access to a myriad of wineries from the Seneca Valley.
Traveling toward the western border of New York State passing by Rochester to the North and Lake Ontario, Buffalo, The “City of Good Neighbors” sits on the eastern shore of Lake Erie. This city is the gateway to Niagara Falls, both the American side and Canadian shore. Enjoy the majesty of the falls where Lake Erie spills into Lake Ontario via the Niagara River.
Heading back east on the New York and Pennslyvania State lines along Interstate 86 is Clymer. This area is steeped in a long history of making wines and thousands of acres of lush vineyards. Also along this interstate you will pass through Salamanca – The Seneca Nations of Indians.
New York State is the embodiment of diversity. Plan your next event in the State of New York and see why we love it!
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