New York City Fun Facts

Brooklyn Bridge
Opened to public: May 24, 1883 at 2:00 PM. A total of 150,300 people crossed opening day. People charged 1 cent to cross.

The Subway opened from City Hall to Harlem on Oct. 27, 1904.

Approximately seven million people use NYC Transit daily – more than 2 billion customers annually.

Statue of Liberty
Total weight of Statue: 450,000 pounds (225 tons). Length of sandal: 25'-0" US Women's Shoe Size based on standard fomula: 879

Empire State Building
There are several numbers to describe the height of the Empire State Building. The total height of the building, including the lightning rod, is 1,454 feet.

The height of the building from the ground to its tip is usually given as 1,250 feet. There are 1,860 steps from street level to 102nd floor. The Building has approximately 17 million feet of telephone wire

Ellis Island 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres mostly by landfill obtained from ship ballast and possibly excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system. From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island

Central Park was the first large landscaped park in an American city. 843 acres

Broadway, originating from Lower Manhattan at Bowling Green and ending in Albany, is one of the world's longest streets at 150 miles

Macy’s, the world’s largest store, covers 2.1 million square feet of space and stocks over 500,000 different items.

NY under the Dutch, On Wall Street there really was a wall that defined what was then the city limits.

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is so long – 4,260 feet – that the towers are a few inches out of parallel to accommodate the curvature of the earth.

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