Interesting Facts of NYC

1. Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park used to be cemeteries.

2. There are 20,000 bodies buried in Washington Square Park alone.

3. Hong Kong is the only city in the world with more completed skyscrapers than New York City.

4. Unlike most major subways systems around the world, the New York Subway runs 24 hours a day.

5. You can visit most New York City’s museums for free.

6. It is perfectly legal for women to walk around topless in New York City (since 1992).

7. New York City has the greatest linguistic diversity in the entire planet, with over 800 different languages.

8. The Jewish population in NYC is the largest in the world outside of Israel.

9.  Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are stored in a safe deposit box in the city.

10. The borough of Brooklyn on its own would be the fourth largest city in the United States. Queens would also rank fourth nationally.

11. PONY stands for Product of New York.

12. There are “fake” buildings in the city that are used for subway maintenance and ventilation.

13. In 1975, the city of New York sold as a private island in the East River for $10.

14. New York City buries its unclaimed bodies on an island off the coast of the Bronx called Hart Island. Nearly one million people are buried in the mass graves. The island is not open to the public.

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