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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about New York City

New York City skyscrapersNew York City is a beloved location for all kinds of people. It’s full of history, excitement, opportunity and adventure. Today, we’re taking a looks at a few things – well 10 things you probably didn’t know about New York City. That’s right, it’s time for a few fun facts! Let’s get started.

1. The static electricity is so strong on the top of the building that people on the observatory floor can see sparks when they kiss.

2. The lampposts in Central Park are numbered to help visitors know where they are.

3. You can get arrested for putting your feet on a subway seat.

4. Also, there are no subway stations in Central Park.

5. The taxi cabs are yellow because the New York Yellow Cab founder (John Hertz) deduced that’s the easiest color for the human eye to find.

6. Brooklyn didn’t become part of New York City until 1898.

7. Times Square gets its name from the New York Times building.

8. Both men and women have the legal right to walk the streets shirtless in New York City.

9. There used to be a divisional wall on Wall Street. That’s how the road got it’s name.

10. Toilet Paper was invented in New York City in 1857.

 

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