Friday, May 2, 2014

Even more Things You Probably Didn’t Know About NYC

31. There was one homicide on 9/11, and it remains unsolved. 
32. There are “fake” buildings in the city that are used for subway maintenance and ventilation. The building below in the middle, located in Brooklyn, has a fake facade. There is no brownstone within. 

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33. Chernobyl is closer to New York than Fukushima is to L.A. 
34. There are more undergrad and graduate students in NYC than Boston has people. 
35. New York City’s 520-mile coastline is longer than those of Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco combined.  
36. The Empire State building has its own zip code. 
37. The East River is not a river, it’s a tidal estuary. 
38. There is a secret train platform in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. 

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39. When the Dutch first arrived to Manhattan, there were massive oyster beds. In fact, Ellis Island and Liberty Island were called Little Oyster and Big Oyster Island.


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