In New York City, for the last half century, the price of a slice of pizza and that of a subway ride have been nearly exactly the same. And a rise in one predicts the other.
From 1979 to 1993, NYC had upwards of 3000 non-working fire hydrants on sidewalks for the sole purpose of increasing parking violation revenue.
The Mohawk Indians were employed by construction companies in NYC since they did not fear heights.
When the final episode of M*A*S*H aired, major plumbing systems in New York City shut down because everyone waited until the episode was over to use the toilet.
About 1 in every 36 people living in the United States resides in New York City.