10 curiosities about NY that you probably don’t know
Nearly 50 million people visit the iconic New York City every year, but after being there for the first time you feel you would need hundreds of visits to really get to know it. Today we help you know 10 NY curiosities that you probably don’t know.
If you decide to have a meal in a different restaurant every day it would take almost 52 years to visit its 18,951 restaurants.
In the city of New York over 40,000 productions in film, television, music, documentaries and ads are rolled per year. This has made it the best known city on the planet.
Brooklyn Bridge, linking the island of Manhattan with the city of Brooklyn, was built in 1883. This landmark bridge was first suspended by steel cables. It measures 1825 metres in length, and until 2003 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
The Empire State Building was the first skyscraper to exceed 100 floors high in 1931 (it has 102). If you dare, you can climb the 1,575 stairs from the ground floor to the 86th. Each year the race "Run up" takes place to see who takes less time to climb all the steps.
New York taxis are yellow because the founder of the Yellow Cab Company read a study by the University of Chicago that considered this colour to be the easiest to see from afar.
Peter Minuit, governor of the Dutch West Indies Company bought the island of Manhattan from the Indians for 24$ in 1626.
In 1674 the area went from the Dutch to the English by the Treaty of Westminster. The English named it New York in honour of the Duke of York (England).
The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York on June the 17th, 1885 from France. The statue, made of copper, came "disassembled" in 300 pieces (they thought it was a good idea, today Ikea does the same).
The biggest safe in the world is in Wall Street, buried 25 metres deep. It is in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Broadway is the longest Avenue in New York with a distance of 33 kilometres. Its name comes from the Dutch "breede Wegh" which means 'broad way'.