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Statue of Liberty: Take the first first
ferry in the morning; no crowds.
Walk down 42nd Street to the Hudson River and take the Circle
Cruise on a sailboat
South Street Seaport.
Take a walk across the Brooklyn
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NYC Fun Facts
Legend has it that Peter Minuit paid
$24 in trinkets to purchase the island of Manhattan from Leni Lenape
Indians at Bowling Green.
Without firing a shot, the British
seized control of Nieuwe Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664 and renamed
it New York City.
Bowling Green is the oldest park in
New York City.
A 7,000-pound bronze 'Charging Bull'
mysteriously appeared one day in 1989 in front of the New York Stock
Exchange - the bull is now at Bowling Green.
Downtown Manhattan was the site of
the nation's first capital.
Federal Hall National Memorial was
the site of George Washington's first inauguration.
Under the Dutch, Wall Street - where
there really was a wall - was the city limit.
The New York Stock Exchange is the
world's largest exchange.
The New York Stock Exchange has an
annual trading volume of $5.5 trillion.
The New York Stock Exchange began
in 1792 when 24 brokers met under a buttonwood tree facing 68 Wall
The trading area of the New York Stock
Exchange is about two-thirds the size of a football field.
The New York Mercantile Exchange began
as the Butter and Cheese Exchange in the 1750s.
J.P. Morgan's former apartment on
the 31st floor in 14 Wall Street is now home to a popular french
Castle Clinton was built to defend
he harbor against the British during the War of 1812.
Castle Clinton has functioned as an
opera house, an aquarium, and a gateway for over 8 million immigrants.
St. Paul's Chapel is Manhattan's oldest
public building in continuous use.
46% of leisure visitors to Downtown
come from outside the United States.
When built, 120 Broadway's Equitable
Building cast a 7-acre shadow, leading to the creation of zoning
The first ticker-tape parade celebrated
the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1886.
200 ticker-tape parades have taken
place in Lower-Broadway's 'Canyon of Heroes.
In 1664, the city's tallest structure
was a 2-story windmill.
The Woolworth Building - the 'Cathedral
of Commerce' - was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to
Author Jack London once lived as a
hobo in City Hall Park.
Alexander Hamilton and Robert Fulton
are buried in the Trinity Church graveyard.
Washington Irving, the great American
writer, was born in 1783 at 131 William Street.
The vaults of the Federal Reserve
Bank on Maiden Lane store more than one-quarter of the world's gold
Downtown was the shipping capital
of the world in the 19th century.
Broadway began as an Algonquin trade
route called the Wiechquaekeck Trail.
Master architect Cass Gilbert designed
six Downtown buildings including the US Custom House at One Bowling
From 1892 to 1924, 12 million immigrants
entered the United States through Ellis Island.
The Brooklyn Bridge was the first
bridge to be lit using electricity.
On completion, the Brooklyn Bridge
was the world's longest suspension bridge and the city's tallest
When it built its headquarters at
26 Broadway, Standard Oil Company was the largest U.S. corporation
and its founder, John D. Rockefeller, was the wealthiest person
in the world.
Phillippe Petit walked a tightrope
between the rooftops of the World Trade Center towers in 1974.
The northern façade of City
Hall was left unfinished when the building was erected in 1803 -
no one foresaw that the city would expand beyond Downtown.
As late as the 1840s, thousands of
pigs roamed Wall Street to consume garbage - an early sanitation