Friday, April 11, 2014

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About New York City

1. Pinball was banned in the city until 1978. The NYPD even held “Prohibition-style” busts.

2. It is a misdemeanor to fart in NYC churches.
3. It costs $1 million to get a license (medallion) to operate a taxicab.

4. The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in NYC in 1895.

5. In 1857, toilet paper was invented by Joseph C. Gayetty in NYC.
6. The Jewish population in NYC is the largest in the world outside of Israel.

7. Up until World War II, everyone in the entire city who was moving apartments had to move on May 1. 
8. The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay. 
9. There’s a man who mines sidewalk cracks for gold. He can make over $600 a week. 
10. According to New York City’s Office of Emergency Management, the last hurricane to pass directly over the city was in 1821. The storm surge was so high that the city was flooded up to Canal Street.

We will post more from this list every friday for the next 5 weeks ;-)

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