I must acknowledge the existence of dissenting opinion. For example: "Some people ... believe that the the [Statue of Liberty] is [in] New Jersey, not New York. This is an urban myth. While Liberty Island is geographically closer to New Jersey than New York, it is part of the Empire State ..." http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/US/NY/NewYorkStatueofLiberty.html
Bah, humbug! Propaganda of Empire (State)! See map at http://data2.itc.nps.gov/parks/stli/ppMaps/map2%2Ejpg
Against Manhattan's and New York State's imperialistic territorial pretensions, rise Jersey City and New Jersey!
Jersey City factoid: In the year 2000, 34% of the population of Jersey City was either naturalized or non-naturalized foreign born. See http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/birthPlace.php?locIndex=18540. The huddled masses come to Jersey City. They can't afford Manhattan.
In the year 2000, 29.4% of Manhattan's population was foreign born. See http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/pub/socind02ch1.pdf Q.E.D. -- again!