Top Ten Most Interesting Facts That You Probably Didn't Know About New York City

The Top Ten

1 New York City served as the capital of the U.S. in the 1780s before it was moved to Philadelphia

And then the capital was moved to Washington D.C. - Kevie16

2 On November 28th, 2012, not a single murder, shooting, stabbing, or any other severely violet incident was reported for the entire day in New York City; this was the first day like this in a very long time

This fact is a little scary, but it's fascinating none the less. - Kevie16

3 Outside of Israel, New York City has the largest Jewish population in the world

It's amazing how far the U.S. has come in terms of religious tolerance. - Kevie16

I did visit a synagogue in New York, even though I'm Catholic. - Connor360

4 On a clear day, the Empire State Building offers 80 miles of visibility and can be seen from certain parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts

This is such an interesting fact! Massachusetts isn't even bordering NYC, yet the empire state building is still visible from certain parts of this state. - Kevie16

5 New York City has a higher population than 39 states

It is a very densely populated city. It has more than 26,000 people living in each square mile! The city alone has about 8 times the population of Montana. - Kevie16

6 In New York City, there is a birth every 4.4 minutes

A baby was just born in NYC...4.4 minutes later... Another baby was just born in NYC! Here's a bonus fact: In New York City, there is a death every 9.1 seconds. So about two babies are born every time one person dies. - Kevie16

7 New York City has the largest Puerto Rican population of any city in the entire world

It even has a higher population of Puerto Ricans than cities in Puerto Rico! - Kevie16

8 47 percent of residents over the age of 5 New York City are able to speak another language other than English

Since there are so many people from all over the world living in NYC, a large amount of the city's population is bilingual, trilingual, etc. - Kevie16

9 There are extremely miniscule shrimp called copepods in New York City's drinking water

This fact is kind of gross... But don't worry, these shrimp are not harmful to you at all. - Kevie16

Fry 'em up and we're good!

10 About 40,000 published video recordings (movies, commercials, television shows, music video, etc.) are filmed in New York City every year

My dream is to be in a future broadcast of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center”

Maybe when you're walking through the streets of New York City, you'll find yourself as an extra in a commercial or music video!? - Kevie16

Yeah, I once witnessed the filming of a movie and the directors asked us to look at the crashed van

I have seen NYC on T.V. lots of times while growing up. That's what inspired me to visit here in the first place

The Contenders

11 The Statue of Liberty Was a Gift From the French
12 There is this phenomenon called Manhattan-henge

I wish I could see this in person!

13 The Yankee Stadium has its own Hard Rock Cafe.
14 New York was formerly know as New Amsterdam
15 New York had an earthquake in 2011
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