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New York is part of the United States, and its largest city, New York City, is regarded as one of the major centers for music in the world.
The music of New York City includes a wide variety of hip-hop, soul, salsa, rock and roll, punk, metal, electronic music and pop music, and crosses all (five) borough lines. Jazz in the city is in more-isolated spots in the boroughs outside Manhattan, but is mainly concentrated in the legendary Greenwich Village mecca.
The rest of the state includes cities like Albany and Buffalo, which have their own scenes in a variety of genres. Nyack, Poughkeepsie and Long Island all have strong alternative music scenes as well.
The state is also home to many classical symphonies, folk groups and religious choirs.