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NYC Fun Facts

10 Bustling Facts About New York City

THE TERM “THE BIG APPLE” ORIGINALLY REFERRED TO HORSE RACING.

THE OLDEST BUILDING IN NEW YORK CITY DATES BACK TO AROUND 1642.

NEW YORK CITY TAXIS WERE ORIGINALLY RED AND GREEN.

NEW YORKERS SPEAK APPROXIMATELY 800 LANGUAGES.

THE FIRST AMERICAN PIZZA JOINT OPENED IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1905. 

COWBOYS USED TO PATROL 10TH AVENUE IN MANHATTAN. 

IT WOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY 24 HOURS TO NAVIGATE THE ENTIRE SUBWAY SYSTEM. 

STATEN ISLAND ONCE TRIED TO SECEDE.

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WAS DELIVERED IN 350 PIECES.