Updated: Feb 29
Who doesn't love the New York? We certainly does! As we are here, we did some research about this mind blowing city and learned 10 interesting facts about New York City you may not have known.
1. THERE IS LOTS TO DO FOR FREE IN NEW YORK
It would seem that New York is a expensive city but there is lots to do for free like :
Stroll through Central Park.
Grab a book in the Rose Main Reading Room
Venture along the High Line
Tour the Brooklyn Brewery
Saturday Night Live
Cruise on the Staten Island Ferry
Ring in the New Year in Times Square.
Free outdoor yoga in Prospect Park
2. IF YOU'RE A NON-US CITIZEN YOU CAN GET 11% OFF GOODS IN MACY'S
Domestic visitors can print or show a digital version of the Visitor Savings Pass on their mobile device to get a 10% discount on many Macy's items for 3 days. Simply scan merchandise, then enter promo code
3. PEARL STREET IS MADE OF OYSTERS SHELLS
Oysters were so popular in New York in the 19th century that the shells were used to pave Pearl Street. They were also used for lime for the masonry of the Trinity Church.
4. STATUE OF LIBERTY IS GIFT BY FRANCE
France gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1886 for its centennial celebration. The statue was shipped as 350 pieces in 214 crates and took 4 months to assemble at its current home on Ellis Island.
5. IN NEW YORK LIVES MANY CHINESE AND JEWISH PEOPLE
More Chinese people live in New York City than any other city outside of Asia. More Jewish people live there than any other city outside of Israel.
6. BROOKLYN BRIDGE IS OLDER THAN TOWER BRIDGE IN LONDON
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in the world, and so is the Tower Bridge in London, but the NYC bridge can flaunt with being 11 years older.
7. NEW YORK IS HOME TO THE WORLD'S FIRST UNDERGROUND PARK
The success of the Highline gave rise to the new project and park called the Lowline. This is the first underground park in the world, and it’s located on Manhattan’s West Side.
It’s not yet completed, but the current date for the park to be fully completed is set to 2021.
8. TIME SQUARE WAS KNOWN AS LONGACRE SQUARE
Before New York Times moved to Times Square, this place was known as Longacre Square.
9. THERE ARE MORE WOMEN THAN MEN IN NYC
10. ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER IS THE TALLEST BUILDING IN NEW YORK
The tallest building in New York is One World Trade Center, which rises 1,776 feet (541 m). The 104-story skyscraper also stands as the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the seventh-tallest building in the world.