A state article is meant to be a hub for all of the articles located in that state, and what you did here isn't that. You can't decide the history of the entire state of New York. That's way too big of an area. What you could do instead, is take a smaller part (a small city, a village,...) of New York and write an article about that. And then, later, when there are a couple of articles located in New York, you can go and create an article for the state.--Seqeu0 19:06, February 3, 2012 (UTC)