New York City is the largest city in the United States, and much like any metropolis, it has a long and complicated history. The city’s streets and buildings reflect the important events that have taken place throughout its landmarks. New York City is also home to many natural attractions, such as Central Park, where thousands of people come to play, relax, and enjoy nature.
Below, we will discuss some bizarre and cool facts about New York City.
20 fun, weird and cool facts about New York City
1. The Brooklyn Bridge is a world-renowned attraction featured in many movies and television shows, such as Sesame Street. The Bridge connects the two boroughs over the East River. Thousands of people and vehicles, and pedestrians cross the Bridge daily.
2. New York City is the 4th largest city in all the Americas behind Lima,
Mexico City, and São Paulo.
3. Regarding GDP (Gross Domestic Product), New York City is the wealthiest city in the United States.
4. The New York Metropolitan area has more than 20 million people.
5. New York City is one of the best places for live music because it has five notable venues that host many famous performers throughout the year. Some of these venues are Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, and the Metropolitan Opera House.
6. Over 335,000 millionaires live in New York City (the most in the US, second in the world after London) and the second most billionaires after Beijing – China.
7. The city of New York is the headquarters of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
8. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom and has been such as long as people can remember. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the Americans in 1886.
9. New York City is home to some of the best ballet and operas in the world. Many famous people, such as Anna Pavlova and Rudolf Nureyev, have danced and performed here, and many more continue to do so daily.
10. The average rent of an apartment in New York City is $3,200 (there are cheaper places, but this is the average/median).
11. New York City is the biggest sporting city in the world for basketball and baseball. New York City is also home to many professional football teams, such as the New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets, and the New York Knicks.
12. The Empire State Building is one of the tallest buildings in the world, at over 102 stories tall.
13. The United Nations headquarters are located in New York City.
14. In the 1930s, the crime rate in New York City was so high that it inspired a movie called “The Public Enemy“, starring James Cagney. The film tells a story about a gangster who performed all types of crimes and became a celebrity in his own time.
15. There are over 856 thousand apartments in New York City.
16. Famous people from New York City include Eddie Murphy, Spike Lee, and Ben Stiller.
17. The city of New York has over 8 million people.
18. New York City’s primary water sources are the Hudson River north and the Long Island Sound south.
19. The city is home to 5 boroughs, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
20. The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous symbols in the world, and visitors come from all over the world to visit her each year.