Sticky Facts: New York

Whether you’re a newcomer or it’s the place you call home, New York City is a town full of surprises. Full of culture and history that’s evolving faster than a New York minute, there’s always something new to learn about the city so nice, they named it twice!


On a typical day, there are more than 450,000 bike trips made in New York City. That’s a lot of pedaling!    



It is believed that Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower may have made pretzels to trade with the Native Americans. Now you can buy them from one of the 4,000 street carts in New York City.


New York City has long been called the Big Apple. But there are no apple orchards there! The nickname caught on in the late 1920s from horse races that took place in New York City. The “big apple” referred to the “big prize” awarded to the winners of the race.


The Freedom Tower was designed to be 1,776 feet tall. It’s no coincidence, since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776!

Central Park covers 843 acres—that’s almost 10 times larger than Disneyland! There are 26,000 trees and 21 playgrounds. A new species of centipede was even discovered there!



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