Home » Places » 10 Interesting New York Facts

10 Interesting New York Facts

Friday, June 17th 2011. | Places

New York is the state 7th in the U.S. and joined the union since July 26, 1788. This is New York’s population of about 8 million people. In 2001 New York became the center of world attention since terrorists attacked, the WTC twin towers hit by planes and killed more than 6000 people. We will detail the amazing facts about the city. It is 10 interesting New York facts.

Fact 1

Map of New Amsterdam

Map of New Amsterdam

New Amsterdam is the name for this place before it was renamed New York. This place used to be a Dutch settlement, led by Henry Hudson in the early 17th century after he bought the place from Algonquin with just $ 24.

Fact 2;
New York City is the largest city in the United States, the city became a metropolis and the city is very dense. The city was once the capital of the United States in 1789. The leader of New York is the first known outerbridge Eugene Harvey. Outerbridge junction which connects Staten Island and New Jersey is taken from the name.

Fact 3;
The city is always experiencing traffic congestion, average person takes 40 minutes to reach downtown. In New York, not all families use English to communicate. Overall only 47% of children in New York speak in English. The 53% speak in Asian, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and other languages.

Fact 4:
New York has New York City central park as one of the largest green area in the middle of the metropolis in the U.S. New York City central park has a larger area than the capital city of Monaco. There are five boroughs in New York that is Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, and Manhattan

Fact 5:

In downtown Manhattan 790,000 house owned by foreign enterprises, thus making the price of apartments to be very expensive. One apartment in downtown Manhattan is now worth approximately $ 1.50 million per unit.

Fact 6:
John Hertz, a successful businessman and the first owner of the Yellow Taxi, choosing the right color for the taxi. If he does not choose the color yellow maybe he would not be such a success now.

Fact 7:
Wall Street Federal Reserve has a reserve of 25% of all the gold in the world. We can find a ton of gold bars was estimated at 540,000 units in there with each bar weighs over 27 pounds.



Fact 8:
In 2007, the city brings more than 46 million regional and international tourists. In this year has provided $ 28000000000 tourists to the city. New York is a magnet for tourists.

Fact 9:
New York City is the perfect place for setting a movie. New York has a spectacular view to be used as background in a movie. Every year, about 250 movies Hollywood production take on New York City. Some films are taking the set in New York City is Spiderman and Limitless.

Fact 10:

Liberty Statue

Liberty Statue

New York is the country with the population at most to 3 in the U.S. According to the census of 2010, New York has 19,378,102 people and density of 408.7 people per square meter.
If you are a New Yorker, this is facts about New York that maybe you not know.

tags: ,