The city of New York is one of the most beautiful in the world, offering a wide range of cultural attractions and sights to see. As the ‘City that never sleeps,’ there are countless places to visit: Central Park, Broadway, and Empire State Building are some examples.
There is no doubt that visiting New York City is a truly unforgettable experience, filled with amazing sights and learning opportunities. The following facts provide a brief overview of NYC’s history, culture, and daily life.
- 15,152 species of life have been identified in the subway system of New York City, including rodents, insects, and bacteria.
- On 33 Thomas Street, you will find a skyscraper without windows, believed to house a surveillance office for the National Security Agency.
- In New York, suicide kills more people than murder, according to research.
- The cost of running a hot dog stand in Central Park for a year can reach around $300,000 annually.
- There is a safe deposit box in the city where Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are kept.
- Every 4.4 minutes, a baby is born in New York City, while death occurs every 9.1 minutes.
- One of the world’s most famous skyscrapers, the Empire State Building, has its own zip code.
- Times Square takes its name from the New York Times. Before 1904 when the NYT moved there, it was known as Longacre Square.
- On the East River, a private island was sold for $10 by the city of New York in 1975.
- The city of New York has the highest level of linguistic diversity in America, where over 800 languages are spoken, with four out of ten households speaking languages other than English.
- Albany is the state capital, although it has only 1/80 of the population of NYC.
- There are many inventions that originated in New York, such as chewing gum and toilet paper.
- The city has fake buildings used to maintain and ventilate the subways.
- On 58 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights, there is one such station with a ventilator and an emergency exit between Bowling Green Station and Borough Hall Station.
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