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Interesting Facts about New York City

New York

State: New York

Country: United States

New York City By The Numbers:

Population: 8.3 million (city); 19.8 million (metropolitan) Average January Temperature: 32°F / 0°C Average July Temperature: 77°F / 25°C Annual Rainfall: 47in / 1200mm Waterfront: 578mi / 930km Elevation: 87ft / 27m Location shoots: 40,000 annually Number of islands that NYC is made up of: 50

Quick Facts:

Time zone: GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from first Sunday in April to Saturday before last Sunday in October); Eastern Standard Time (EST) Electricity: 110/120 volts, 60Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard. Country dialing code: 1 Telephone area code: Manhattan 212, 646 & 917; outer boroughs 718, 347 or 917

Did You Know?

The nickname, The Big Apple, came from sportswriter John Fitzgerald eavesdropping on stable hands in New Orleans, terming NYC's racetracks as "The Big Apple".

The department store Macy's is the world's largest store.

Babe Ruth slammed his first home run in the first game ever played at Yankee Stadium.

Once the skyline of NYC wasn't dominated by tall skyscrapers. In the 1660s, a two-story windmill was the highest building in New York City.

Things to See in New York City

  1. Yankee Stadium
  2. Javits Convention Center
  3. Times Square
  4. Wall Street
  5. Central Park South
  6. United Nations
  7. Ground Zero (World Trade Center)
  8. Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
  9. Union Square
  10. Madison Square Garden
  11. Lincoln Center
  12. Metropolitan Museum of Art
  13. Empire State Building
  14. JFK Airport
  15. LaGuardia Airport

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