So, you've just moved to NYC and want to get to know the city your new apartment rental is situated in. The truth is, the city is full of history, secrets, and oddities, and will continue to amaze those who continue to explore. Here are 10 little known facts about the big city.
So, you’ve just moved to NYC and want to get to know the city your new apartment rental is situated in. The truth is, the city is full of history, secrets, and oddities, and will continue to amaze those who continue to explore. Here are 10 little known facts about the big city. New York City is the most densely populated place in America. According to the Department of Planning, for every 38 people living in the United States, 1 is a New York City resident. NYC is home to the first pizzeria in the US, opened by Italian American Gennaro Lombardi in 1895. This may come with little surprise, as the is world-renowned for it’s incredible deep dish pies. There are over 2,000 churches in New York City, representing hundreds of denominations. But, be careful; passing gas in an NYC church is classified as a misdemeanor! Many of the city’s parks are former cemeteries, such as Bryant Park and Washington Square Park. Coney Island has the longest running wooden roller coaster. Are you brave enough to ride it? There are over 80 museums in New York and each one has it’s own unique charm and focus. Check out this guide to NYC museums to figure out which ones are on your to-visit list. NYC has the second largest Jewish population in the world, second only to Israel. There are many amazing cultural sites, synagogues, and delicious Jewish delis throughout the city. We’ve all heard of Times Square, but did you know it got its name from the New York Times newspaper which was once housed there? NYC has been a shopping hotspot since it was settled by the Dutch in the 1600’s. In those days, the hot ticket item was furs! A stunning 9 of the 100 best restaurants in the world are located in NYC. Here’s where to find them. To find out more, get out and explore this incredible city!