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New York City Is a One Very Interesting Place Indeed (25 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   26 Nov 2015   / 4057 views

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Up until 1978, pinball was outlawed in NYC.

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.

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

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.

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

The Empire State building has its own zip code.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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