25 Fascinating Facts About New York City And Why It Is Called The Big Apple

Posted by , Updated on March 30, 2017

It’s not hard to find fascinating facts about New York city. Think about it. New York city currently houses 8.4 million people distributed over a land area of 305 square miles. That’s insane! The city has five boroughs; Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Some even say that these boroughs have enough personality and attractions to be their own cities! And then there’s New York’s history, which is full of defining moments, some tragic like Sept. 11, others revolutionary like the creation of New York’s Subway. And then there’s the nick name: “The Big Apple”, a mystery that has captured the imagination of most. Where does this nickname come from? Well you’re about to find out. That’s right, if you stick with us until #1 we’ll explain why it’s called the Big Apple even though everybody you ever asked told you it was a mystery. So from cool quirky facts like New York’s obsession with coffee, to the origins of New York’s nickname we bring you 25 fascinating facts about New York City and why it is called the Big Apple.

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1 in every 38 Americans live in NYC

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New Yorkers drink 7 times more coffee than people in the rest of America

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25% of the world's gold bullion is stored in vaults under Wall Street (the federal reserve bank)

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1 out of every 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire

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Invisible, harmless shrimp called copepods live in New York City's water supply

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