Curiosities about New York City
Photo view of pier 17 in downtown new york city usa
New York was founded by Dutch traders in 1626, giving it the name of New Amsterdam, until the colony passed into British hands;
New York was the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790;
About 5 million people use the New York subway every day so the 5th largest metro systems in the world and has 462 stations;
New York has a very easy grid of urban organization, it works by a system of parallel and perpendicular streets and avenues;
There are 2027 bridges in New York City. The Queensboro Bridge has an average of 180.000 cars passing daily between 59th Street in Manhattan and Long Island City in Queens. The Williamsburg Bridge has an average of 110.545 cars passing daily and Manhattan Bridge 73.205 cars daily.
Lower Manhattan: You Are Here
Lower Manhattan is the place to be! The “Downtown Alliance” released this video highlighting Lower Manhattan as a prime destination in which to work, live, play and visit. The video is introduced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Map of Manhattan districts in New York City
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