Do you love New York City? Whether you prefer to be in upstate New York to check out Niagara Falls, or you want to go to Manhattan and experience city life, New York is the place to be. You want museums? Try The Met, The Museum of Modern Art, or the Guggenheim Museum. And New York has a whopping 40 professional theaters, so your inner thespian will always be happy. You know those iconic yellow taxi cabs? Well, in 1967, there was a state mandate passed that required all New York taxis to be painted that memorable shade of yellow. Read below for mote New York City facts.

10 Many Famous New York Parks are Former Cemeteries

Source: NY Daily News
Source: NY Daily News

Madison Square Garden and Bryant Park were actually burial grounds.

9 The Reason the Hotdogs Cost so Much

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To own a hot dog stand in New York, it could cost as much as $289,000 annually.

8 Overpopulation

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The population of New York is greater than all but 11 of the other states in the nation.

7 Booming Brooklyn

Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

Even though Brooklyn is technically a borough, it could be the 4th-largest city in the U.S.

6 A Little Asia in New York

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The residents of New York’s Chinatown make up the most populous Asian community in the U.S.

5 Jenny From the Block?

 

Source: Biography.com
Source: Biography.com

New York City has the largest Puerto Rican population of any U.S. city.

4 Traffic is a Nightmare

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Over a million people commute to Manhattan on a daily basis.

3 You Can’t Have Too Many Hospitals

Source: NY Daily News
Source: NY Daily News

Especially since someone is born in New York every 4 minutes.

2 The Best Day Ever

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Was on November 28, 2012 when the crime rates in New York dropped significantly (for once.)

1 New Yorkers Have a Heart

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Source: Pinterest

The state will pay for a homeless person’s plane ticket, providing they have accommodations at their destination.

+ Bonus Knowledge Nuggets

New York has the oldest suspension bridge in the nation (The Brooklyn Bridge) and New York City was first called New Amsterdam (by Dutch colonizers.) Whatever you call it, over 40 million tourists flock to New York from all over the world annually.

Show Me the Proof

  1. history.com
  2. nyhistory.org