44 Things New Yorkers Don’t Know…

Some fascinating facts here. Number 9 (New York schools are more segregated than those in Mississippi) is sad given that we are in the 21st century.

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How Many do YOU know?

1. About 1 in every 36 people living in the United States resides in New York City.

2. Despite its name, about half of the 842-mile NYC subway system is actually above ground.

3. The game of Scrabble, the teddy bear, toilet paper, and the deep-fried Twinkie were all invented in NYC.

4. It’s perfectly legal to walk around topless in the city. In 2013, a woman won a $40,000 settlement from NYC due to the police repeatedly arresting her for going topless.

5. If the NYPD was its own army of NYC, it would be the 20th-best-funded army in the world, just behind Greece and just ahead of North Korea .

6. Wall Street earned its name in the 17th century, when the Dutch built a wall to protect themselves from attacks by pirates and Native Americans.

7. New York City is the home…

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