Friday, May 9, 2014

And even more Things You Probably Didn’t Know
About New York City

41. Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park used to be cemeteries.  
42. There are 20,000 bodies buried in Washington Square Park alone. 
43. The original Penn Station was considered to be one of the most beautiful train stations in the world but was torn down because of declining rail usage. 

Ewing Galloway/Hulton Archive / Getty Images 

44. NYC garbage collectors call maggots “disco rice.” 
45. In 2010, 38% of all 911 calls in NYC were butt dials. 
46. Times Square is named after the New York Times. It was originally called Longacre Square until 1904 when the NYT moved there. 
47. The entire world’s population could fit in the state of Texas if it were as densely populated as New York City. 
48. In 1975, the city of New York sold a private island in the East River for $10. 

Courtesy of the NYC Audubon / Via

49. The winter of 1780 was so harsh in New York that New York harbor froze over. People could walk from Manhattan to Staten Island on the ice.


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