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New York City fun facts

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- over 200 languages are spoken in New York City

-Oysters were so popular in New York in the 19th century that the shells were used to pave Pearl Street. They were also used for lime for the masonry of the Trinity Church. -New York City became the first capital of the United States in 1789. -The New York Public Library has over 50 million books and other items and is the second largest library system in the nation after the Library of Congress. It is also the 3rd largest library in the world. -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. -New York City has over 520 miles of coastline. That’s more than the coasts of Miami, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco combined. thanks to DYB for foto!


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