NEW YORK CITY FACTS

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THE CITY MAY SUR­PRISE YOU

SHOW­ING YOU THE WAY

Broad­way is the old­est north- south thor­ough­fare in Man­hat­tan. It is named af­ter the Dutch phrase “breede weg” or “broad road”. Not only does it run the length of Man­hat­tan, but it con­tin­ues through the Bronx and even 18 miles be­yond the city, end­ing just past Sleepy Hol­low.

OVER 8 MIL­LION

The pop­u­la­tion of New York City is so vast that 1 in ev­ery 38 peo­ple in the United States calls the city home.

LADY LIB­ERTY

The Statue of Lib­erty was a gift from France to mark Amer­ica’s cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion. It was shipped in 350 pieces and took four months to as­sem­ble.

YOU’RE WEL­COME!

As of Novem­ber 2018, New York City had more than 118,400 ho­tel rooms, and by the end of 2019 it will jump by an ad­di­tional 10,000, mak­ing it the city with the most ac­tive ho­tel devel­op­ment in Amer­ica.

65.2 MIL­LION

The es­ti­mated num­ber of tourists wel­comed to NYC in 2018.

DON’T GET LOST

New York City’s sub­way boasts 472 sta­tions served by 27 sub­way lines — more than any other sys­tem in the world.

GREEN FOR GOOD

New York City aims to re­duce its car­bon emis­sions by 80 per cent by 2050. As part of this ini­tia­tive, Cen­tral Park, the world’s most iconic green space, which wel­comes more than 42 mil­lion vis­i­tors yearly, joined Brook­lyn’s Prospect Park to become en­tirely car- free.

TONGUE- TIED

More than 800 lan­guages are spo­ken in New York, mak­ing it the most lin­guis­ti­cally di­verse city in the world.

SIZE MAT­TERS

If the bor­ough of Brook­lyn was an in­de­pen­dent city, it would be the fourth largest in the United States by num­ber of in­hab­i­tants.

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