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27 interesting facts about New York State and NYC

interesting facts about new york 1Until 1664, New York’s name was New Amsterdam. In that year the English took it from the Dutch and named it after the Duke of York and Albany. Tweet This


interesting facts about new york 2George Washington was pronounced president at Federal Hall (Wall Street, NYC). Tweet This



interesting facts about new york 3New York is the 11th state of the union, joining on July 26, 1788. Tweet This



interesting facts about new york 4NYC was for a while the first capital of the United States of America. Tweet This


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facts new york 5There are several theories on the provenance of NYC’s nickname, The Big Apple. Tweet This


facts new york 6There are over 700 miles (more than 1,000 km) of subway lines in New York City. Tweet This


facts new york 7On September 11, 2001, New York residents were most heavily touched by the tragic events. Tweet This


facts new york 8Nicknamed Empire State, State of New York has population of over 20 million. Tweet This


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facts new york 9Queens, Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn joined Manhattan to form a “Greater New York” in 1898, doubling the population and expanding the territory 6 times. Tweet This


facts new york 10About 1 in every 37 people living in the U.S.A. is a New York City resident. Tweet This


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facts new york 11New York City has bigger population than 80% of U.S. states. Tweet This



facts new york 12The capital Albany was founded by Dutch settlers and was originally named Fort Orange. Tweet This


facts new york 13The people of France sent the Statue of Liberty as a present. Tweet This


facts new york 14Adirondack Park covers more territory than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Everglades National Parks combined. Tweet This


facts new york 15Every year, 14 million tourists visit Niagara Falls. Tweet This


facts new york 16Niagara Reservation became the first state park in the United States. Tweet This


facts new york 17New York has over 70,000 miles (100,000 km) of rivers and streams. Tweet This


facts new york 18Cooperstown, New York, is the hometown of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Tweet This


facts new york 19There are many parrots living in the streets of Brooklyn. Tweet This


facts new york 20Since 1992, women can go topless in New York. Tweet This


facts-new-york-21In 1906, the Bronx Zoo exhibited a human being in cage – a Congolese pygmy named Ota Benga. Tweet This


facts new york 22There is not a single Walmart store in New York City. Tweet This


facts new york 23It is believed that the NYC has the greatest linguistic diversity in the world. Tweet This


interesting facts about new york 24Presidents Martin Van Buren, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Millard Fillmore were all born in this state. Tweet This


interesting facts about new york 25Hudson River is depicted on New York’s official flag. Tweet This


interesting facts about new york 26The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843. Tweet This


interesting facts about new york 27The New York State Thruway is in fact the longest toll road in the country. Tweet This

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