- Albany is the capital of New York.
- New York, commonly known as New York City , is
the largest city.
- If you were to take a Taxi cab from New York City
to Los Angeles it would cost you $8,325
- New York cities administrative code still
requires that hitching posts be located in front
of City Hall so that reporters can tie their
- The NY phone book had 22 Hitlers before WWII. The NY phone book had 0 Hitlers after WWII.
- In New York State, it is illegal to but any
alcohol on Sundays before noon.
- Queen Anne had a transvestite cousin, Lord
Cornbury, whom she assigned to be governor of New
York and New Jersey. The colonists were not
- With the help of a 1000 member marching band, the
mayor of New York City, Rudolph Guiliani kicked
off the 1000 day countdown to the new millennium
on Sunday April 6th. Times Square is often called
the soul of any New Yearıs Eve celebration
- The state fruit of New York is the apple.
- The apple was adopted as the State fruit in 1976.
- There were 240 pedestrian fatalities in New York
City in 1994.
- In 1976 Sarah Caldwell became the first woman to
conduct the Metropolitan Opera in New York City
- The first American chess tournament was held in
New York in 1843.
- The Citibank building in New York City had a
structural flaw, and had the potential to fall
down. There was a misunderstanding between the
Engineer and the Contractor and the building was
not built right. When the flaw was caught in 1978
(a year after completion) it was found that there
was a 50% chance of collapse during winds over 78
mph. (typical in a hurricane). At the same time
there was a hurricane heading up the East Coast
heading straight for NYC. The Engineer and
building owner secretly had the flaw corrected in
the middle of the night (some of the bracings
were bolted instead of being welded). There were
rumors about the 'glowing Citibank building'
because the welding could be seen across the
skyline. It was estimated that 156 blocks would
have been demilished due to the domino effect the
building would start had it fallen over
- The largest stained-glass window in the world is
at Kennedy International Airport in New York
City. It can be seen on the American Airlines
terminal building and measures 300 feet long by
23 feet high
- Coney Island the amusement park has had three of
its rides designated as New York City historical
- 'The Roosevelt Bears' is the only comic strip to
ever run in the New York Times
- On the 25th anneversary of the New York City
marathon, the worlds longest urinal (290ft) was
installed at the beginning of the race.
- Customers who bought the first Kodak cameras had
to mail them back to Rochester, New York for
- 90% of New York City cabbies are recently arrived
- All the dirt from the foundation to build the
World Trade Center in New York City was dumped
into the Hudson River to form the community now
known as Battery City Park
- Ogdensburg, New York is the only city in the
United States situated on the St. Lawrence River
- The Catholic Church is the largest land owner in
New York City.
- Ogdensbiurg, New York is the only City in the United States situated on the St. Lawrence River.
- On a clear day you can see five states from the top of the Empire State Building (New York, New Jersey,Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania).
- The statue of Liberty's mouth is three feet wide, it weighs 450,000 lbs (225 tons). It was origanally called "Liberty Enlightening the World".
- Its illegal to buy alcohol on a sunday before noon in New York State