About New York

The sights of New York are among the most well known in the world: not just New York City's Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Empire State Building, and Central Park, but the greater region's Niagara Falls, Finger Lakes, and Catskill and Adirondack Mountains. New York's cultural wealth encompasses some of the world's top colleges and universities--including Cornell, Columbia, and NYU--as well as such landmarks of the sports world as the Baseball Hall of Fame, the National Museum of Racing, and the U.S. Open tennis tournament. New York metropolitan area's $1.55 trillion economy is the largest in the nation; if the state were its own country, it would be the 12th or 13th largest economy in the world.


In 2016, there were 80,299 obituaries reported in the state of New York on Legacy.com. This is a 6% increase from 2015 when 75,511 obituaries were reported in New York. You can browse through the full list of New York obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.