NEW YORK CITY FACTS
THINK YOU KNOW NYC? THESE TITBITS ABOUT
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
If the borough of Brooklyn was an independent city, it would be the fourth largest in the United States by number of inhabitants.