Friday, April 25, 2014

MORE Things You Probably Didn’t Know About NYC

21. There’s a wind tunnel near the Flat Iron building that can raise women’s skirts. Men used to gather outside of the Flat Iron building to watch. 


22. The borough of Brooklyn on its own would be the fourth largest city in the United States. Queens would also rank fourth nationally. 
23. New York City has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia. 
24. New York has the largest Puerto Rican population of any city in the world. 
25. PONY stands for Product of New York. 

26. In 1920, a horse-drawn carriage filled with explosives was detonated on Wall Street killing 30 people. No one was ever caught, and it is considered to be one of the first acts of domestic terrorism.  
27. In nine years, Madison Square Garden’s lease will run out and it will have to move. 
28. UPS, FedEx, and other commercial delivery companies receive up to 7,000 parking tickets a DAY, contributing up to $120 million in revenue for the city of New York. 
29. It can cost over $289,000 for a one-year hot dog stand permit in Central Park. 

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30. Sixty percent of cigarettes sold in NYC are illegally smuggled from other states.

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