20 Mind Blowing Facts about New York That You Should Know

20 Mind Blowing Facts about New York

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple. The concrete jungle where dreams are made of.! That’s right, we are talking about the one and only New York City. Whether you’re a tourist taking in the sights and sounds or a local hustling to make a living, this city will leave you dizzy with excitement.

From the bright lights of Times Square to the delicious smells wafting out of the street vendors, New York has something for everyone. Get ready to fall in love with the city that never fails to surprise you!

Interesting Facts about New York

1. In 1626, the island of Manhattan was purchased from American Indians for approximately $1,000 in modern currency.

2. The city of “New Amsterdam” was given to the Duke of York in 1664 as an 18th birthday present from his father, and he renamed it “New York” because he was too lazy to think of something more creative.

3. To keep train tracks free of ice, NYC sets them on fire, because why not? It’s New York, the baby!

4. There are no Wal-Mart stores in New York City because we’re too fancy for that.

5. Residents of New York City can request that a tree be planted outside their homes for free.

6. Starting in 2015, all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs. Or, you can choose to face a US$100 fine.

7. Albert Einstein’s eyes are kept safe in a box in NYC because they’re too valuable to lose. Plus, who knows what kind of trouble those things could get into.?

8. More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered, probably because of the high rent prices. In fact, One-bedroom apartments in Manhattan, New York, typically rent for $3,400 per month.

9. New Yorkers drink seven times more coffee than other cities in the US to survive the daily hustle and bustle.

20 Mind Blowing Facts about New York

10. One out of every twenty-one New Yorkers is a millionaire. Looks like the coffee paid off pretty well 🙂

Fun Facts about New York

20 Mind Blowing Facts about New York

11. Move over Russia, the U.S. has some big players in the game. Texas, New York, and California have economies bigger than the Kremlin’s.

12. Central Park may be small, but it sure ain’t cheap. In fact, More money was spent acquiring the land for it than all of Alaska. 

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20 Mind Blowing Facts about New York

13. Residents of New York City can get free condoms and lube by calling 311 because the city cares about your safety and pleasure.

20 Mind Blowing Facts about New York

14. In Manhattan, the furthest apartment from a subway station is a mere 0.8 miles (1.2 km) away, proving that you’re never too far from the subway in the Big Apple.

15. Honking your car horn, except in an emergency, is illegal in NYC, so you better have some fancy hand signals ready.

16. There are four times as many abandoned houses as there are homeless people in New York City, meaning there’s no excuse not to have a roof over your head.

17. The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay elsewhere, proving that the city truly cares about its citizens.

18. 21% of all New York City elementary students from all income levels are obese. In other words, the city’s pizza and hot dogs are just too irresistible.

20 Mind Blowing Facts about New York

19. New York nightlife is a US$10 billion per year industry. No wonder it is known as the city never sleeps.

20. In 2002, the comptroller of the City of New York estimated the impact of 9/11 on the city’s wealth to be US$30.5 billion.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 20 Awesome New York facts.

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