Do you love New York? 60 things you probably didn’t know…

This was so fun to read! It kept getting better and better, so don’t stop until you get to the end.

A few of my favorite tidbits:

The entire world’s population could fit in the state of Texas if it were as densely populated as New York City.

In 1975, the city of New York sold a private island in the East River for $10.

There are tiny shrimp called copepods in NYC’s drinking water.

Up until 1957, there was a pneumatic mail tube system that was used to connect 23 post offices across 27 miles. At one point, it moved 97,000 letters a day.

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How many of these facts did you already know? What was your favorite?

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Comments

  1. An interesting read. About a half dozen on the list are patently incorrect however.

  2. Fun read for this reader who was born in NY! Thanks for the link. NYBanker, do tell!

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