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Facts & Figures

Lottery Game with the Best Odds of Winning $1 Million for $1
Sweet Million. Chances are 1 in: 3,838,380
(Source: NY Lottery)

Malicious False Alarms Reported to the Fire Department in 2013
19,346
(Source: NYC Fire Dept.)

Walking Up Stairs in New York City
33% of adult New Yorkers reported climbing six or more floors on an average weekday
(Source: Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, PDF)

The Wonder-Boy Preacher
That's how 10-year-old Al Sharpton was billed at the 1964 World's Fair, where he gave sermons.
(Source: Kosopedia)

Number of Subway Riders Per Year
1.6 billion
(Source: NYC & Co.)

First Public Brewery in America
Opened in 1633 in the Market Field, which is now the financial district. Colonists loved their beer and often had a mug with their breakfast.
(Source: Beer Advocate)

Year the Tiffany Blue Box was Introduced
1837
(Source: Tiffany)

NYC Earthquakes
The two most powerful NYC earthquakes: Dec. 19, 1737 and August 10, 1884, both 5.2 on the Richter scale.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Colgate Palmolive's Beginnings
Colgate was started by William Colgate in 1806 at the corner of Dutch and John Streets, making tallow and soap.
(Source: The Encyclopedia of New York)

Number of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Born in NYC
2
(Source: FBI)

Rothko at the Four Seasons
The Four Seasons restaurant was originally going to showcase commissioned paintings by Rothko. The artist thought the restaurant would be a worker's cafeteria. When he learned otherwise, he was out.
(Source: Four Seasons)

Broadway's Original Name
The Wiechquaekeck Trail. It was an old Algonquin trade route. Probably a good name change, since Give My Regards to the Wiechquaekeck Trail doesn't have the same ring.
(Source: American Indian Places)

Number of NYC Eating Establishments
24,000 (approximate)
(Source: NYC DOH)

National Rifle Association
Started in New York City, 1871.
(Source: The Encyclopedia of New York)

Most Popular Baby Names in NYC
Girls:
1898: Mary, Catherine and Margaret
2012: Sophia, Isabella, Emily

Boys:
1898: John, William, Charles
2012: Jayden, Ethan, Jacob
(Source: NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene)








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