7 Never Known Fun Facts About New York

Hi everyone!

Everyone wants to go to New York.
Everyone wants to be in New YorkEveryone wants to feel New York. 

Have you ever been to New York? Do you wish to go there at least once in your lifetime?(believe me,  just once will not be enough!)  well! It truly is the city of dreams. New York is one of the most visited and appreciable places on the planet, but today, my dear friends, I’ll tell you some of the fascinating, lesser-known facts about one of the world’s greatest cities.Thankfully, these cool facts about the city will (probably leave you speechless) make you book tickets & pack your bag & just fly to the Big Apple.

1. The underwater portion of Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty sits upon, is part of New Jersey, not New York.

Liberty Island is a federally owned island in Upper New York Bay in the United States, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty. The island is an exclave of the New York City borough of Manhattan, surrounded by the waters of Jersey City, New Jersey. New York and New Jersey even went to court (they fought!) over the statue of liberty

2. All the departure boards at NYC’s Grand Central are exactly one minute wrong.

Every single time shown on those departure boards is wrong. If that train to, say Norwood, is set to leave at 11:20, it’s flat-out lying to you. It’s leaving at 11:21. All trains leave a minute later than indicated on the departure boards. The reason is the safety and comfort of commuters who are making a mad dash to catch the crowded trains.

3. The famous EMPIRE STATE BUILDING is so big that it has its own Zip Code.

The tower stands within the geographical boundaries of Manhattan’s 10001 ZIP code, which covers land east of 5th Avenue and between 25th and 35th Streets. Since 1980, however, it hat has distinguished itself with a unique code of 10118

Also, the building was built in only 1 yr & 45 days. It costed almost half as much as expected.

4. Running a HOTDOG STAND in a prime spot near Central Park can cost 300,000$ a year  (Six-Figure Price Tag for Selling a $2 Hot Dog, really?)

Call it the half-million-dollar hot dog-cart. A vendor has to sell almost that much in drinks and snacks annually to break even on the pushcart he owns at Fifth Avenue and Streets near the Central Park Zoo. They have to pay the city’s parks department around $289,500 a year just for the right to operate his single cart there.

It may seem like an exorbitant amount of money, but it isn’t shocking to many of the food vendors in New York who compete to operate pushcarts in New York City parks.

5. Somewhere in the city Einstein’s eyes are stored in a safe deposit box. (yeah. they are still around!)

Albert Einstein usually gets celebrated along with Pi Day and one of his connections to New York City is a bit more morbid than you might expect: his eyes are stored in a safety deposit box in New York City. Preserving the body parts of the famous is not uncommon and New York City area has the honour of having Napoleon’s male genital organ (in a basement in New Jersey) and George Washington’s tooth in Fraunces Tavern. Lol.


6. Madison square park, Washington square park, Union square park, Bryant square park used to be Graveyards.

There are 20,000 bodies buried in Washington square park alone. So basically you are walking on dead bodies in New York (beware of zombies!)

From 1797 to 1826 these parks served as a cemeteries for yellow fever victims, the poor, sick, brothel women and the rest of the city’s undesirables were also buried here. In the center of the square, about where the fountain is now, stood the gallows. The guilty were executed here until 1820. After their death, they were put in the ground with the others and helped fill the field to capacity with over 20,000 deceased (don’t get scared already!)


7. The Subway musicians go through a strict process of selection before being allowed to play there.

For New York City musicians, performing in the subway can provide extra pocket cash, a chance to practice their art, promotion until they stumble on the next opportunity, or even a modestly-paying career. They must have a permit to use a sound device such as a loudspeaker, megaphone, or stereo in a street performance.They will then have to give some kind of audition & get selected to able to perform in front of so many commuters.

I’ll talk about extra 2 more New York fun facts because New York is my Favourite city in the world & i can’t stop talking about it so now read: (it’s my blog i can do anything here…hahaha)

8. 1 in 21 New Yorker is a Millionaire (everyone’s rich there!)

Walk down the street in New York and you’re virtually guaranteed to see several millionaires. The Big Apple ranks fourth in a listing of the top 20 global cities based on the portion of their populations whose net worth, excluding primary residence, tops $1 million.

9. It’s perfectly legal to walk around NYC topless (but isn’t it rather cold in New York?)

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