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City Facts: NYC keeps train tracks free of ice by setting them on fire.


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City Fact: With 800 languages, New York is the most linguistically diverse city in the world.


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Facts about City: In Manhattan, the apartment that's the furthest away from a subway station is just 0.8 miles (1.2 km) away.


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Fact about City: It's not illegal to go topless in NYC.


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City Information: 823 same-sex couples were married in New York City on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal state-wide.


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Information about City: The island of Manhattan was purchased from American Indian people in 1626 for about US$1,000 in modern currency.


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City Facts: There are no Wal-Marts in New York City.


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City Fact: Next to Warsaw, the world's largest Polish population is in New York.


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Facts about City: 1 out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire.


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Fact about City: Some 15,152 types of life forms, from insects to bacteria, have been identified on the New York subway.


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City Information: Honking your car horn, except in an emergency, is illegal in NYC.


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Information about City: NYC homeowners can request that a tree be planted outside their homes for free.


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City Facts: Starting 2015, all New York residents must recycle their old electronics like PCs and TVs, or face a US$100 fine.


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City Fact: There's a luxury bomb shelter buried three feet under Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, NYC.


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Facts about City: There is skyscraper in New York City with no windows.


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Fact about City: The world's first underground park will be inaugurated in 2018 in New York.


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City Information: New York gets 15 times as much snow as the South Pole.


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Information about City: Albert Einstein's eyes remain in a safe box in NYC.


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City Facts: New Yorkers bite 10 times more people than sharks do worldwide.


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City Fact: Manhattan comes from a word in the Lenape language that means 'Island of many hills'.


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Facts about City: New Yorkers drink almost 7 times more coffee than other cities in the US.


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Fact about City: More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.


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City Information: In 1789, New York City became the first national capital of the U.S. for a year.


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Information about City: All the departure boards at NYC's Grand Central are exactly one minute wrong.


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