New York State Flags
Whether you want to wake up in the city that never sleeps, or you just want to show your love for the state of New York, The United States Flag Store has got you covered. We have on hand a nice spread of New York State flags fit for any budget and need. Our top-quality New York 3' x 5' Nylon Flag is a classic choice that you can't go wrong with. It comes with brass grommets and a strong canvas heading is made in the U.S.A. and fit for indoor and outdoor use. If you are looking for something larger, the New York 5' x 8' Spectra Pro Flag may be just your ticket. From our friends in Valley Forge, this flag is made of polyester and made in the U.S.A.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the New York Flag in a 4" x 6". These look awesome on a desk and in the classroom. They are made from polyester on a 10 inch stick with sewn edges. The New York 3' x 5' Nylon Indoor Flag features a golden fringe that sets it off and really makes this flag shine in the office, courtroom or home and is also made in the United States.
What does the Official New York flag look like?
Two goddesses have their place on the New York state flag, Liberty and Justice. Lady Liberty has hold of a pole in her right hand with a Phrygian cap and her left foot atop of a crown, while Justice blindfolded is holding scales with her left hand and the sword of justice in her right. There is a shield in between the two with a mountain range, grassy shore and the Hudson River with a masted ship and sloop sailing on it. A bald Eagle is perched on top of a globe of the Earth which is above the shield. The word "Excelsior," is below on a ribbon with all of this over a dark blue field.
New York's Coat of Arms, Seal and Colors. When was the New York state flag adopted?
The New York state flag utilizes the state's coat of arms, which it also shares with the state seal. Officially adopted in 1778, the coat of arms would only see minor changes throughout its tenure. The most recent of these changes happened in 2020 with the addition of the words "E Pluribus Unum," a Latin phrase that means "out of many, one," under the previous lone, "Excelsior." New York would officially adopt their state flag in 1901.
What does the New York flag represent and mean? Their motto?
Now to get into the meaning of the New York flag and what the imagery we see on it represents. To start it off, Lady Liberty is seen holding a pole with a Phrygian cap or otherwise known as a liberty cap. This comes to us as a symbol from ancient Rome. It was a parting gift with manumission, given to slaves that would act as a way of showing their newly given freedom. Liberty also has her left foot on a crown, which is symbolic of the colony's freedom from the rule of the British monarch.
Justice is wearing a blindfold which stands for impartiality with her scales that exemplify fairness.
The Shield on the New York state flag showcases two ships on the Hudson River, a masted ship and sloop which symbolizes inland and foreign commerce.
Below the shield, we see the banner with the state motto, "Excelsior," on it, this is a Latin Phrase that is commonly translated to "Ever upward."
Interpretations of the globe on the New York state flag is seen showing both eastern and western continents on the globe. This is thought to be representative of the new and old worlds being brought together, With the eagle on top facing to the left, he/she declares that "westward the course of empire takes its way."
Does New York have two flags? Does NY city have a flag?
While the state of New York only has one flag, the city of New York also has its own flag. In a sense, New York does indeed have two flags.
A Little History about the song, "New York, New York"
"Start spreading the news
I am leaving today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York," -Frank Sinatra
Anyone who has been around during the last half a century knows these lyrics, it has become staple on New Year's Eve celebrating the beginning of a new year in Times Square. The late great Frank Sinatra croons this now iconic and legendary song to us. And while it may seem that this piece was the perfect representation of Ol' Blue Eyes and his affinity for the city of New York, did you know he actually didn't write it? Nope. In fact, Fred Ebb penned these lyrics with John Kander on composition duties for Martin Scorsese's film New York, New York. This song was first sung by Liza Minnelli in Scorsese's New York, New York which had come out in 1977. Mr. Sinatra would not release his version until 1979. This still doesn't take away from the fact that this track meant a lot to Frank Sinatra and really did encapsulate his feelings perfect for the city. This song would go on to be one of his most popular, becoming his closer at many of his performances.
While most of us can't end our sets with thousands of people cheering, we can still share our love for New York by waving the official flag. The United States Flag Store is your go to spot for all things flag and flag related accessories with our options of New York State Flags being no exception.
Just For Fun
New York was originally known as New Amsterdam.
The state animal of New York is the Beaver.
The largest urban park in the world is Central Park.
The United States' first pizzeria showed up in New York City.
New York City is home to the world's largest subway transit system.
Over 800 languages are spoken by New Yorkers.
Lightning strikes the Empire State building at least 23 times a year.
Times Square is named after The New York Times.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France in 1886 to celebrate 100 years of independence and alliance between the two countries. Lady Liberty took over four months to assemble and came shipped in 350 pieces out of 214 crates.