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Facts and Figures

NYC Adults Reporting Exercise in the Past 30 Days
71.7%
(Source: NYC Health)


Malicious False Alarms Reported to the Fire Department in 2018
21,437
(Source: NYC Fire Dept)



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: Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia)


Number of Subway Riders Per Year
1.7 billion
(Source: MTA)



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)


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)



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


Number of the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Born in NYC
1 (Robert William Fisher, born in Brooklyn)
(Source: FBI)


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.
American Indian Places


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


Percentage of students who carried a weapon on school property (such as a gun, knife, or club, on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey)
3.3% (down from 9.3% in 1997)
NY Risk Behavior Survey


Most Popular Baby Names in NYC
Girls:
1898: Mary, Catherine and Margaret
2017: Emma, Olivia, Mia

Boys:
1898: John, William, Charles
2017: Liam, Noah, Jacob
(Source: NYC Health)






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