Time in New York

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The state of New York uses the Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00) with daylight saving time (UTC-04:00). Because the largest city in the state, New York City, is the largest city in the United States, and because the Eastern Time Zone is used in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., in addition to the fact that a plurality of the nation's population is in that time zone, Eastern Time is the most commonly used time zone for television scheduling. Therefore, if a program airs at 7:00 PM Eastern Time, the network will usually advertise it by saying "Tonight at 7, 6 Central", or just "Tonight at 7".

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