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4 Interesting Facts About New York City You May Not Know

New York City has a sprawling population of 8.4 million people spanned across 304.6 square miles, making it a hub of juicy gossip and history. We’ve gathered up 4 interesting facts that would probably do not know:

1. New York City was the first capital of the United State in 1789, but it only lasted for a year.

2. A sports writer by the name of John J. Fitz Gerald was the first person to call New York City “The Big Apple.” It was later used in a 1970’s promotional campaign to increase tourism.

3. New York City is the most linguistically diverse city in the world, with over 800 languages spoken.

4. We are home to the first pizzeria in the United States,Lombardi’s, which opened in 1905 and is still open today (located at 32 Spring Street on the corner of Mott.)

Check back for more facts, we’ll write a continuing blog post soon. Hope you enjoy your stay and think about these intriguing nodules of info when navigating NYC streets.

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