20 Facts About The Big Apple That You'll Never Hear Anywhere Else. #11 Is Still A Mystery
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1. Manhattan was home to massive oyster beds when the Dutch arrived in the 17th century.
It probably looked something like this
2. It's considered a misdemeanor to pass gas in Church
3. You wanna get a cab license? It'll cost you $1 MILLION!
4. The first pizza place in the US opened in NYC in 1895
5. New York holds the largest Jewish population in the world outside of Israel.
6. After another hurricane came close in 1893, Hog Island was never seen again.
7. New York solved their homeless problem by buying homeless people one way tickets
8. There's gold in the streets. A man mines it and he makes over $600 a week.
9. The city keeps Albert Einstein's eyeballs in a safe deposit box.
10. A pneumatic tube connected 23 post offices across 27 miles up until 1957.
11. In 1920, a horse drawn carriage filled with explosives blew up on Wall Street. 30 people died, and no one was ever caught.
12. 1 in 38 people in the US lives in New York.
13. A New Yorker is born 4.4 minutes.
14. Times Square was originally named Longacre Square. The name was changed in 1904 after the New York Times.
15. New York also has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia
16. And the most Puerto Ricans in any city anywhere in the world.
17. There used to be an 18th Street Station on the 4/5/6 line from 1904-1948.
18 Companies like UPS and FedEx get almost 7,000 parking tickets per DAY.
19. If you wanna run a hot dog stand in Central Park, the permit costs $289,000 per year!
20. There are lots of fake buildings like this one to disguise subway maintenance and ventilation
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