The ‘Pizza-Subway Connection’ is an accurate economic law, since the 1960s, proposed by Eric M. Bram that the price of a pizza slice is the same as a single subway ride. Thus, Pizza Cost = Sunway Cost!
Federal Reserve Bank on Liberty Street, New York, holds 25% of the world’s mined gold. New York stored the largest amount of gold in the whole world.
Albert Einstein’s Eyeballs!
When we say New York has everything – we mean it. It is common in New York to preserve body parts of the famous. Thomas Harvey removed Einstein’s eyeballs and gifted to his eye doctor, Henry Abrams. His eyes are stored in a safety deposit box in New York City.
Egg Benedict Invention
It is agreed upon that egg benedict was invented in New York City when in 1894, Lemuel Benedict, suffering from a hangover, ordered ‘some buttered toast, crisp bacon, two poached eggs, and a hooker of hollandaise sauce’ at the Waldorf Hotel in NYC.
Built-in 1974, 33 Thomas Street is a skyscraper in Civic Center, Manhattan, NYC, without windows. It was designed to withstand a nuclear attack, which explains the no windows.
Weird Laws in New York
A $25 fine can be levied for flirting in New York. Other than business purposes, women can get around the city, topless. It is illegal to honk the horn unless it’s an emergency. It is a criminal offence to fart in NYC’s churches. Slippers cannot be worn after 10:00 pm!
More than 37% of New Yorkers were born in another country so a lot of languages have been brought in New York – in fact as many as 800! Even dying languages like Quechua and Garifuna are spoken in NYC.
New Yorkers bite!
New Yorkers are generally considered rude people. It is ten times more likely to get bitten by inhabitants of NYC than by sharks!
World’s Smallest Church
Cross Island Chapel in Oneida, NY, is 28.68 square feet, large enough for two people. Built-in 1989, it is stranded in the middle of a pond.
Nicknames of New York City
NYC has a number of famous nicknames including ‘The Big Apple’, ‘The Capital of the World’, ‘Empire City’, ‘The City of Dreams’, ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ and a lot more. It has achieved all these due to distinct, prominent features that match no city in the world.