The statue of liberty is in New Jersey, not New York.
One of America's Top 50 States, New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is the fourth smallest, tenth most populous and the most densely populated. New Jersey is the only state that is also a peninsula, a word the state's inhabitants would appreciate as a single misplaced letter away from being a sexual innuendo if only they were literate.
New Jersey is named after the island of Jersey in the English Channel, and has since surpassed the former in renown and odor. It is bordered by New York, The City, The Shore, Pennsylvania, and Philly.
The area was originally settled by the Swedes (who called the area Newfoundland's Belgium) and the Dutch (who called the area Belgium's Sweden). The Indians then conquered them, but not before getting annihilated by the Yankees in the bottom of the ninth. Parts of New Jersey lie within the well-known metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, and the Delaware Valley.
New Jersey's official nickname "The Garden State" is meant ironically, as the whole of the state is comprised of either petrochemical processing plants, garbage landfill or rubble. New Jersey is also known as the "Crossroads of the Revolution", as many battles were fought there during the American Revolution. The main reason for this is the British sought to prevent the future supremacy of American culture by murdering the great grandfather of Bruce Springsteen, a native of the land that would someday comprise New Jersey's Fightin' Fourth congressional district.
New Jersey is on New York's side against California.
Bears have been invading northern areas of New Jersey in an attempt to create a pocket of Canada in America. However they are unlikely to succeed as every weekend Colbert takes several trips down I-80 in between the Lincoln Tunnel and the Delaware River and continuously sprays machine-gun fire out the side windows. Anyone who gets in the way should've known better. New Jersey's crowning achievement is a yearly bear hunt in which 75 bears are killed.
Some contend that New Jersey is more than just New York City's back yard, or Philadelphia's unruly neighbor across the street (the one with the broken down 20-year-old car on the front lawn, and the strange people coming and going at all hours. You know the ones I mean). Some might say New Jersey more to see than shopping malls and oceans. Those people would be wrong.
New Jersey is rapidly becoming famous for it's export of inexpensive orange Snooki vagina and sixpack back fat.