We're NYC bound...the BIG APPLE!! We're in countdown mode... 4 days till take off!DID YOU KNOW:
New York City has 722 miles of subway track.
The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.
The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.
The first capital of the United States was New York City. In 1789 George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.
Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.
he first Boy's Club was established in New York City in 1876.
The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time. (but there are other stories too.)
Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.
New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
The first public brewery in America was established by Peter Minuit at the Market (Marckvelt) field in lower Manhattan.
These neat tidbits were from http://www.50states.com/facts/newyork.htm
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