In 1789, New York City became the first national capital of the U.S. for a year.
The island of Manhattan was purchased from American Indian people in 1626 for about US$1,000 in modern currency.
New Yorkers bite 10 times more
people than sharks do worldwide.
It's not illegal to go topless in NYC.
NYC keeps train tracks free of ice by setting them on fire.
Manhattan comes from a word in the Lenape language that means "Island of many hills".
There are no Wal-Marts in New York City.
New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.
Einstein's eyes remain in a safe box in NYC.
With 800 languages, New York is the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
Next to Warsaw,
the world's largest
is in New York.
More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.
823 same-sex couples were married in New York City on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal state-wide.
There is skyscraper in New York City with no windows.