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15 Things You Didn't Know About New York

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1. Manhattan's most expensive apartment recently sold for 250 million dollars. The quadruplex apartment—that's right, it's a thing—is on Central Park South and has more than doubled in value since it was originally bought last year. It has 16 bedrooms with sized balconies and a huge terrace for entertaining all of your rich friends into the early hours.

2. A 26-course tasting menu from masa in the Time Warner Center makes it the most expensive restaurant in a city. With just 26 seats in the whole place and 26 courses to work your way through, it's all about the numbers at masa, and the biggest number of all is the bill at the end. You can expect to pay between 400 and 700 dollars per person for this menu, which is selected by the chef and extremely exclusive.

3. The famous Empire State Building is so big it has its own zip code. The 1250-foot building used to be the tallest in the world, but it has since been beaten by the first World Trade Center tower in 1970. It has its own zip code. It has one zero one one eight houses, one thousand different businesses, and has started over 50 movies.

4. The five-star Waldorf-Astoria hotel has an abandoned train platform underneath it. It's a bit of a wreck now, but it used to be Franklin D. Roosevelt's private train platform and a way for him to get to his presidential suite at the Waldorf without being harassed by the press. The bulletproof carriage is still down there, though it hasn't been used for quite a long time.
5. an island in the
middle of the East River was sold for ten dollars in 1975. South Brother Island is in between the Bronx and Queens and was probably the cheapest real estate in New York that year. Well, it was a piece of land anyway; the buyer never built anything on it, and it now functions as a nature sanctuary overseen by the city's Parks Department.

6. Explorer Pier Mini, which supposedly bought Manhattan Island from the Native American population in 1626 for goods worth one thousand dollars in today's money Dutch colonists Peter Minuit apparently made the purchase and became the first leader of the New Netherland when he was 46 years old. There's no official documentation to prove it just a letter referencing it, and it's suggested by historians that the indigenous people would have been unlikely to sell their lands.

7. the most expensive hotel suite in the city is the Time Warner penthouse at the Four Seasons. It costs forty-five thousand dollars, or ninety if you can afford it. This suite includes a 360-degree view of Manhattan and 24-hour access to your own personal Rolls-Royce Butler and personal trainer. It also includes a couple of interesting design features, including a grand piano and leather walls, in case you want to film a rap video.

8. You can also treat yourself to a pamper session at New York's most expensive spa inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The Mandarin Oriental offers both private spa experiences in a luxury suite for $1,700. You and your partner can enjoy four hours of treatments, beginning with an essential oil bath and a variety of Thai-inspired facials. four-handed massages and body wraps Try not to fall asleep during it will be a real way

9. The 18-story skyscraper in Tribeca has absolutely no windows. Built in 1974, it was designed to store technical telephone switching equipment. Its architects created it to survive nuclear fallout, hence no windows, and each floor is 18 feet high. It's not exactly pretty, but if a nuclear war ever hits Manhattan, at least no one will lose phone signal.

10. Running a hotdog stand in a prime spot near Central Park can cost $300,000 a year. They might look like tiny enterprises, but it's big business to run a hotdog stand in an area of the city where you get a lot of football carts on Fifth Avenue and near various entrances to Central Park. Big permits are needed, but once the sellers have them, they can turn a surprising amount of profit.

11. a quarter of the world's gold bullion is stored underneath Wall Street. The Federal Reserve Bank has a very impressive gold vault containing over 500,000 bars. You can even go on a tour there. None of the gold actually belongs to the Federal Reserve Bank; it's all the property of various other banks and governments.

12. Over 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most diverse linguistic population in the world. Just 51 percent of New Yorkers speak English at home. New York is famously a city of immigrants, where people come from all over the world to live the American dream. As a result, the population is extremely diverse. Spanish French Creole Russian and Yiddish are some of the most common languages spoken.

13. somewhere in the city Einstein's eyes are stored in a safe deposit box. When Einstein died in 1955, his brain was removed so it could be studied during the autopsy; they also took his eyes for some reason, and they were given to his optician as a gift. No one knows where the safe deposit box is now, but they will surely be up for auction the moment they're found.

14. One in 21 New Yorkers is a millionaire. The average price of an apartment in Manhattan is now one point eight seven million dollars, so you literally need to be a multi-millionaire to buy a property in the city once you've got the apartment ticked off, though it's a millionaire's playground. With the most famous streets, restaurants, and department stores in the world, what's not to love?

15. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the richest person in New York with an estimated net worth of 43 billion dollars. Former Mayor Bloomberg is one of the most famous New Yorkers and definitely the richest. He was the mayor of the city for over ten years, but now he just does a bit of casual entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

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