The British named New Amsterdam as “New York” and its capital Albany in honor of the Dutch of York and his brother. With secret train stations, broadway, museums, UN headquarters, shady subways, New York is a fine mix of everything old and new, a fantasy that can’t be seen but only felt. Take this quiz to see how much you know about this marvelous place.
1. Times Square Was Also Known As?
Times Square is named after The New York Times. Originally, it was known as Longacre Square until The Times moved there in 1904.
2. Which Landmark Is Older?
Constructed in 1862 out of cast iron the Bow Bridge depends on its surroundings with interlocking circle banisters and eight planting urns on top of decorative bas-relief panels without a traverse bridle path.
3. Honking Illegal in New York
Honking is illegal in New York, but you have no doubt heard a lot of honks.
4. Where Is World's First Underground Park Situated?
Like the Highline Park in Manhattan, there is a lowline park under construction since 2016, which is set to become the world’s first underground park in LES, Manhattan, by 2021.
5. Grand Central Terminal Has A?
One can whisper to someone standing diagonally opposite in the other corner of the room at the GCT.
6. Did Cowboys Patrol the West Side of Manhattan?
The Cowboy’s job was to talk people into moving out of the way of cargo trains in an attempt to avoid accidents. With the development of safety measures, this went out of practice by 1941.
7. The Statue of Liberty Was Gifted to the U.S By?
The gift was presented in 1886 for America’s centennial celebration. The Statue of Liberty was then shipped as 350 pieces in over 200 crates and took more than four months to assemble.
8. Have People Walked from Manhattan to Staten Island on Ice?
The winter of 1780 was so harsh that the New York harbor froze over and people could literally walk over from Manhattan to Staten Island on the ice formed.
9. Shells Were Used to Pave Pearl Street
Oysters were very popular in the 19th century and their shells were used to pave Pearl Street.
10. What Is Empire State Building's Zip Code?
More than 40 buildings have their own zip codes due to the sheer size of the skyscrapers or the number of people occupying them. The Empire State building is also known to be struck by lightning atleast 23 times a year.
11. Where Are the Unclaimed Bodies Buried in New York?
Unclaimed bodies are buried in an island called the Hart Island on the off coast of Bronx since 1869 and it’s not open to the public.
12. The East River Is Not a River
The east river is actually a tidal estuary and Island there was sold for $10 by the Ney York State.
13. How Long Is New York City's Coastline?
New York City’s 520-mile coastline is longer than those of Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco combined.
14. There Are More Undergrad and Graduate Students in NYC Than ______ Has People
New York is home to various public and private colleges, with the world’s third-largest library is a heaven for aspiring students giving both the college and the corporate experience.
15. If You Are a New York Homeowner, You Can Request a ______ outside Your Home
Homeowners in New York can call 311 and request a tree to be planted in their street.
16. What Is the Motto of NYC?
SIGILLUM CIVITATIS NOVI EBORACI means "Seal of the City of New York". Eboracum was the Latin name for York, the titular seat of James II as Duke of York, for whom New York City is named and Excelsior, E Pluribus Unum is the motto of New York State.
17. New York City Has Gone One Day With No Crimes Being Reported
On Nov. 28, 2012, not a single murder, shooting, stabbing, or other incidents of violent crime in NYC was reported for an entire day.
18. These Parks Used to Be Cemeteries.
Before urbanization, Madison, Washington, Union, and Bryant Park were all used as burial grounds for the people who couldn’t afford a proper burial or for burying unclaimed bodies. Slowly as the population increased these cemeteries were pushed to the outer boroughs.
19. The Bronx Zoo Put an African Man as a Zoo Exhibit.
On 8th September 1906, the Bronx zoo had a Congolese pygmy named Ota Benga as an exhibit in the monkey house who wore modern clothes, was skilled in using a bow and arrow, and frolicked together with an orangutan.
20. More Than ______ Languages Are Spoken in New York
More than 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. 4 in 10 households speak a language other than English.