25 Highly Interesting Pics from New York City

About 1 in every 38 people living in the United States resides in New York City.

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Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park were once cemeteries.

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There are actually 20,000 bodies buried under Washington Square Park alone.

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It can cost over $289,000 for a one-year hot dog stand permit in Central Park.

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There are more than 26,000 people living in each square mile of New York City.

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The population of NYC Is greater than 39 of the 50 states.

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The Federal reserve Bank in NYC has vaults that are 80 feet below ground containing 25% of the world’s gold bullion.

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NYC has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia.

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A safe deposit box in New York contains a jar with Albert Einstein’s eyeballs.

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Musicians in the subway actually go through an intense selection process, with many of them having performed in Carnegie Hall prior to the subway stations.

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When the skies are clear, you can see up to 80 miles from the top of the Empire State Building. You can see five states including: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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Those metal canisters of nitrogen that you see on the streets are used to keep underground wires dry.

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Up until 1978, pinball was outlawed in NYC.

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Homeless residents of NYC are eligible to receive a one-way plane ticket free of charge if they have a guaranteed place to stay upon arrival.

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There is a man who searches for gold and jewels on a sidewalk in NYC netting over $600 per week.

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A wind tunnel near the Flat Iron building used to be a popular area for people to gather as it would regularly raise women’s skirts.

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There are actually fake buildings that exist throughout the city that house ventilation and maintenance supplies for the subway.

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The Empire State building has its own zip code.

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Times Square was originally named Longacre Square until it was renamed to Times Square after the New York Times moved there.

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If all of the U.S. was as densely populated as NYC, then the entire population could fit in the state of Texas.

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The narrowest house in NYC is just over 9 feet wide.

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Eating a bagel in New York is the same as eating up to a half of a loaf of bread.

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The price of slices of pizza and subway tickets have remained almost the same over the past 50 years.

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Every 4.4 minutes, a new baby is born in NYC.

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The New York Yankees organization began as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901. In 1903 the team moved to New York and took on the name of the New York Highlanders.

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via – izismile


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