Things You Probably Didn't Know About New York City

New York City is one of the greatest places in the world with a variety of culture things and sightseeing attractions to admire. The ‘City that never sleeps’ ‘has so many places to visit: Central Park, Broadway, Empire State Building are only few of them. And for sure, a travel to New York City is a lifetime experience, full of amazing things to see and learn. Here are some interesting facts of NYC’s history, culture and everyday life.

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  • 15,152 forms of life have been found in the New York Subway system, ranging from rodents and insects to the bacteria.
  • There is a skyscraper with no windows at 33 Thomas Street and is reportedly home to a National Security Agency surveillance facility.
  • According to research, more people in New York die of suicide than murder.
  • It can cost nearly $300,000 to operate a hot dog stand for one year around Central Park.
  • Albert Einstein's eyeballs are stored in a safe deposit box in the city.
  • There is a birth in New York City every 4.4 minutes and a death every 9.1 minutes.
  • The Empire State building, a 102-story landmark skyscraper, has its own zip code.
  • Times Square is named after the New York Times. It was originally called Longacre Square until 1904 when the NYT moved there.
  • In 1975, the city of New York sold a private island in the East River for $10.
  • New York City, New York, is the most linguistically diverse city with over 800 languages spoken, and 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English.
  • The state capital is Albany, even though it has only 1/80 of the New York City’s population.
  • New York is the home of many inventions like toilet paper and chewing gum. 
  • There are "fake" buildings in the city that are used for subway maintenance and ventilation. One of them is located at 58 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights and it houses a ventilator and an emergency passageway between the Bowling Green and Borough Hall stations.