Top 10 New York City Fun Facts
a conversation with fellow New York travelers with these
factoids culled from our giant store of useless information
about NYC ...
Real life "Gangs of New York"
The Dead Rabbits meet the
Bowery Boys, 1857.
New York City's Chinatown
is the largest Chinese enclave in the Western Hemisphere.
takes 75,000 trees to print a Sunday edition of the New
The Outerbridge Crossing, connecting Staten Island and
New Jersey, is actually named in honor of Eugenius Harvey
Outerbridge, the first chairman of the New York Port Authority.
Hellmanns Mayonnaise, the world's most famous sandwich
spread, was first introduced by Hellmanns Delicatessen
in Long Island City, Queens in the early 1900's.
5. The Brooklyn Childrens Museum was the worlds
first museum exclusively for kids.
Washington Square Park in Greenwich
Village was originally used as a graveyard for yellow
fever victims and later as a site for public executions.
Calvary Cemetery, established in the borough of Queens
in 1848, is the burial site of nearly 3 million people,
more than any other cemetery in the United States.
At 772 miles long, the New York City subway system is
81 miles longer than the states 641 mile thruway
Annual location shoots on the streets of New York number
40,000 including commercials, feature films, television
shows and series, music videos and documentaries.
The Dead Rabbits and other gangs mentioned in the film
"Gangs of New York" were real gangs of New York
during the 19th century. The character Bill "The
Butcher" Cutting, played by actor Daniel Day-Lewis,
is based on infamous New York gang leader Bill "The
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