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Facts I Bet You Didn't Know About NYC

Here are my top 10 facts I bet you didn't know about NYC...

  • 1 in every 38 US citizens live in NYC.

  • Time Square is named after the New York Times.

  • NYC has a coastline of 520 miles, longer than the coastlines of Miami, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles combined.

  • The oldest remaining building in NYC was constructed in 1652.

  • Eggs Benedict was invented in NYC.

  • It can cost almost $300,000 for a 1-year hotdog stand lease in Central Park.

  • New York City has 722 miles of subway track.

  • More than 800 languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

  • New York City became the first capital of the United States in 1789.

  • France gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1886 for its centennial celebration.

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