New York, often called New York City (NYC),is the most populous city in the United States
Here are 6 things you (probably) didn’t know.
Times Square is named after the New York Times. It was originally called Longacre Square until the Times moved there in 1904.
Oysters were so popular in New York in the 19th century that the shells were used to pave Pearl Street.
New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank has the largest gold storage in the world. The vault is 80 feet below street level and contains $90 billion in gold.
More Chinese people live in New York City than any other city outside of Asia.
New York is home to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq, the world's two largest stock exchanges by both market capitalization and trading activity.
The first pizzeria in the United States opened in NYC in 1895. Since the 1960s, the price of a slice of pizza has been roughly the same price as a subway ride, generating the idea of “Pizza Principle” among economists.