Little Known Facts About New York City
New York City was the nation’s first capital - holding the honor from1789 to1790
One quarter of the world’s gold bullion is located 80 feet below Wall Street in the Federal Reserve Bank. Fort Knox has nothing on New York.
250 films are shot in the city each year.
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Devine is the largest Gothic church in the world.Construction, started in 1892, is not yet completed.Â
Gunslinger Billy the Kid was born in Brooklyn.
Toilet paper was invented in New York by Joseph Gayetty in 1857. Thank goodness!
Lawman Bat Masterson is buried in the Bronx.
Why are New York’s Yellow Cabs yellow? Because company owner, John Hertz saw research that concluded yellow was the most visible color.
President Teddy Roosevelt was born on East 20th Street.
Thirty six out of every hundred city residents is foreign born.
It’s true. Ulysses S. Grant is buried in Grant’s Tomb
Manhattan’s Chinatown is the largest Chinese enclave in the Western Hemisphere – if it hasn’t been overtaken by Flushing’s Chinese community.
Marilyn Monroe cooled her platform heels at 444 East 57th Street, Apartment 13E.
There are over 4000 street vendors in the Big Apple.
The New York Subway system is the only one in the world that operates 24 hours a day.
In the 1660s, New York’s skyline was dominated by a two-story-tall windmill.
The Statue of Liberty tips the scales at 450,000 pounds. Hold the fries.
There are 71 billionaires living in New York City, Only Moscow – with 74 – has more.