New York QuickInfo Est. Pop.: 18,983,733 Capital: Albany Statehood: 1788 Nickname: Empire State Motto: Excelsior Official Website Census Info Fun Ny Factoid Chittenago is the home of L. Frank Baum, author of the "Wizard of Oz". It features a yellow brick inlaid sidewalks leading to Aunti Em's and other Oz-themed businesses. Chittenago is the location of an annual Munchkins parade.