did you know?

Well, since this so far is the coldest summer on record in NY, its only fitting that I write to let you all know that TODAY might shatter that record!! Last year every day in July was like this: 85 degrees + with HIGH humidity--the type that makes you sweat just for being.

This small fact on the weather made me think of what other interesting facts are out there about New York...

Here are 9 others we found:

1. New York City has 722 miles of subway track.

2. The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.

3. The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady.

4. The Catskills are the home of the legend of Rip Van Winkle, brown trout and flycasting.

5. Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City (note: I've eaten there!)

6. On July 28, 1945 an Army Air Corps B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building at the 79th floor level.

7. The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time.

8. Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Olympic Parks combined.

9. New York has over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.

1 comments:

  1. SeattleGrl said...

    Great Post, thanks for the interesting facts.....  

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