Surprising New York City Facts that Will Blow Your Mind

New York City Facts

Do you love New York City? Whether you prefer to be in upstate New York to check out Niagara Falls, or you want to go to Manhattan and experience city life, New York is the place to be. You want museums?

Try The Met, The Museum of Modern Art, or the Guggenheim Museum. And New York has a whopping 40 professional theaters, so your inner thespian will always be happy. You know those iconic yellow taxi cabs? Well, in 1967, there was a state mandate passed that required all New York taxis to be painted that memorable shade of yellow. Read below for more

Fun New York City Facts

1 New Yorkers Have a Heart

The state will pay for a homeless person’s plane ticket, providing they have accommodations at their destination.

2 The Best Day Ever

Was on November 28, 2012 when the crime rates in New York dropped significantly (for once.)

3 You Can’t Have Too Many Hospitals

Especially since someone is born in New York every 4 minutes.

4 Traffic is a Nightmare

Over a million people commute to Manhattan on a daily basis.

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5 Jenny From the Block?

New York City has the largest Puerto Rican population of any U.S. city.

6 A Little Asia in New York

The residents of New York’s Chinatown make up the most populous Asian community in the U.S.

7 Booming Brooklyn

Even though Brooklyn is technically a borough, it could be the 4th-largest city in the U.S.

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8 Overpopulation

The population of New York is greater than all but 11 of the other states in the nation.

9 The Reason the Hotdogs Cost so Much

To own a hot dog stand in New York, it could cost as much as $289,000 annually.

10 Many Famous New York Parks are Former Cemeteries

Madison Square Garden and Bryant Park were actually burial grounds.

11 Booklyn Bridge is the oldest suspension bridge in the US

New York has the oldest suspension bridge in the nation (The Brooklyn Bridge) and New York City was first called New Amsterdam (by Dutch colonizers.) Whatever you call it, over 40 million tourists flock to New York from all over the world annually.

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Video: New York City Vacation Travel Guide

New York City needs no introduction. Sitting at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists, NYC is always poised to impress.

This excellent travel overview will have you planning a trip to the Big Apple in no time!

Finally, learn the truth about the weird windowless skyscraper in Manhattan