There’s a man in New York City who mines sidewalk cracks for gold. He can make over $600 a week…
Instead of money, Toyota donated efficiency to the Food Bank of NYC. Their experts cut wait times in a Harlem soup kitchen from 90 minutes to 18 minutes. In one Brooklyn warehouse, simply changing the size of boxes allowed workers to cut packing time from 3 minutes to just 11 seconds.
800 different languages are spoken in New York City, making it the most linguistically diverse city on Earth.
If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, there would only be about 28 people in Manhattan.
In 1956, a pilot landed on an Uptown Street in NYC, because that’s where the bar was.
During an experiment on the NY subway, seated passengers were asked “Excuse me, may I please have your seat?” 56% of them moved.
In 2009, a 13-year-old kid with aspergers, having feared being scolded by his mother, decided to runaway and disappear by riding the NYC subway for 11 days. Despite being heavily monitored 24/7, no one noticed him.
If NYC were its own country, and the NYPD was its army, it would be the twentieth-best-funded army in the world, just behind Greece and just ahead of North Korea.
One World Trade Center makes strange eerie sounds when the wind passes, making New Yorkers believe it to be haunted by the victims of 9/11.
UPS gets 15,000 parking tickets in New York a month.