New York City Trivia

Bridges, Tunnels and Roadways

  • There are 2,027 bridges in New York City according to the NYC Department of Transportation
  • There are 10 Land marked Bridges in New York City - The Brooklyn Bridge, The Manhattan Bridge, The Queensboro Bridge, The George Washington Bridge,brookly bridge The Washington Bridge, University Heights Bridge, Carroll Street Bridge, Macombs Dam Bridge, The Highbridge Bridge and The Hell Gate Bridge
  • The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (often called the 59th Street bridge or the Queensboro by us natives), carries the largest amount of traffic of all the NYC Bridges. According to the NYC DOT, on an average weekday, 180,369 vehicles make the crossing from Long Island City Queens to 59th Street in Manhattan.
  • The DOT says that there are 11,871 traffic lights in New York City.

Dining

  • There are over 24,000 eating establishments in New York City.

Ferries, Ships and Boats

  • Approximately 70,000 people ride the Staten Island Ferry a day. Its 5 boats make 109 trips a day running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Parks

  • Central Park is made up of 136 acres, with 26,000 trees, 21 playgrounds, 30 bridges and 58 miles of pedestrian paths.
  • Prospect Park in Brooklyn 586 acres and features the 90-acre Long Meadow, the 60-acre Lake and Brooklyn’s only forest. Aprox 8 million people visit the park per year.

Taxies

  • In 2014 there were 13,437 licensed medallion taxis (yellow cabs) in NYC.
  • Over 600,000 people ride in NYC yellow taxi's a day!

The Subway

  • 1.751 billion rode the NYC Subway in 2014.
  • In March 2006 ridership on NYC Transit reached 4.9 million trips a day according to the MTA.
  • There are 468 subway stations.
  • The A Train, NYC City Transit's longest subway line at 32 miles from 207th Street in Manhattan to Far Rockaway in Queens, was first put in service on 9/10/1932.
  • The Smith-9 St Subway Station in Brooklyn is the highest elevated station in the system at 88 feet above street level.
  • The 191st Subway Station in Manhattan is the deepest underground at 180 feet below street level.
  • There is more than 840 miles of train track laid in the NYC Subway system.

Anniversaries

  • September 10, 2007 was the 75th Anniversary of the A Train Line.
  • 2007 marked the 75th year that a Holiday Tree has stood at Rockefeller Center.
  • The Queensboro Bridge turned 100 years old on May 31, 2009.

Old New York

  • Build in 1652, The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, at 5816 Clarendon Road, Brooklyn, is the oldest structure in the city.
  • The oldest school building in NYC is Erasmus Hall Academy in Brooklyn built in 1787.
  • Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, which was established in 1736, is the oldest continuously operating hospital in the US, not just NYC.
  • Started by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, Bank of NY Mellon is the oldest bank in New York City.
  • Build in 1848, The High Bridge is New York City’s oldest standing bridge.
  • Lord & Taylor Department store has been on Fifth Avenue since 1826.




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