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Some curious facts about New York

  • The Dutch explorer Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan from the Algonquin tribe in exchange for trinkets and tools worth about $ 24.
  • New York was called at first New Amsterdam and was founded as a commercial port by the Dutch.
  • New York was the capital of the United States from 1789 to 1790.
  • New Yorkers take an average of 40 minutes to go to work each day.
  • More than 47 percent of New York residents speak a language other than English at home.
  • 36 percent of the population of New York City was born outside the United States.
  • The Central Park of New York is larger than the principality of Monaco.
  • The average price of an apartment in Manhattan is 1.5 million dollars.
  • The yellow taxis of New York are of that color because John Hertz, founder of the company, learned through a study that yellow was the color most easily perceived by the human eye.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank on Wall Street in New York contains vaults 80 meters deep that hold about 25 percent of the world's gold bullion.
  • Around 50 million tourists visit New York every year.
  • The average daily rate for hotel rooms in New York is $ 267.
  • Hong Kong is the only city with more skyscrapers built than New York City.
  • The Brooklin Bridge was the first bridge in the world lit with electric street lamps.
  • The Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum in the world built for children.
  • An average of 4.9 million people use the New York subway every day.
  • The New York subway system consists of 26 lines with 6,200 convoys that stop at 468 different stations.
  • Unlike most of the world's metros, the New York Subway operates 24 hours a day.
  • There are more than 12,700 (official) taxis in New York.
  • There are more than 18,600 restaurants and fast food outlets in New York. The average cost of a dinner is $ 39.43.
  • New York City has more than 4,000 street food stalls.
  • More than 250 films are filmed in New York every year.
  • Genaro Lombardi opened the first pizzaria in New York in 1895.
  • The Chinatown of New York is the most populated Chinese enclave of the Western Hemisphere.
  • According to the 2011 census, 8,200,000 people live in New York City.
  • Approximately 790,000 companies operate in New York City.


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