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7 Things You Won’t Believe About New York

#1. New York City Will Pay To Relocate Its Homeless

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Believe it or not, this is true. The New York shelter system is a huge expense to the city, costing roughly $36 thousand per family, annually. Because of this Mayor Bloomberg’s administration developed a scheme that pays one-way airfare for homeless families, so log as they have a place to stay when there. San Juan is the most popular destination.

#2. Pinball Was Illegal In New York Until 1978

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Not only was it illegal, but as illegal as alcohol was in the 1920s. Police even used to raid places for pinball machines, smash them with hammers and arrest their owners. Oh, and then dump the broken machines in the rivers. Imagine that. Over pinball.

#3. Winnie The Pooh Lives In New York

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This strange looking stuffed bear (pictured: right) is none other than Winnie the Pooh. P.B. here is actually none other than the original, who was bought by A. A. Milne for his son, Christopher. This teddy celebrity resides at none other than the Children’s Center of the New York Public Library on 5th Ave. The rest of the characters are (from left to right) Tigger, Kanga, and Piglet.

#4. Albert Einstein’s Eyeballs Are In A Safe Deposit Box in New York City

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Einstein’s pathologist, Dr. Thomas Harvey secretly kept Einstein’s brain for over 40 years. In 1996 he gave the eyeballs to the late genius’s eye doctor, Henry Adams, who stored them in a safe deposit box for safe keeping.

#5. The Empire State Building Has Its Own Zip Code

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Home to over 21,000 employees and 1,000 businesses, the Empire State Building is so grand it warrants its own zip code: 10118.

Fun fact: The building was previously partly owned by Donald Trump, until 2002.

#6. New York’s Parks Used To Be Cemeteries

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In 1794 Madison Square Park became a burial ground for those too poor for a proper burial. In 1797, the Common Council moved the graveyard to Washington Square Park, and also did public hangings there. To this day there are still approximately 20,000 bodies buried under it. Union Square Park was used in a similar fashion until 1807, and until 1840, for roughly 20 years, so was Bryant Park. This list goes on: James J. Walker Park, to Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, the park at City Hall, and even underneath the Waldorf Astoria until 1931. Fact: Today, unknown bodies are buried on Hart Island, off the Bronx.

#7. Pizza And Subway Fare Have Always Been The Same

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In 1960 the cost of the subway was 15 cents; so was pizza. In the early 70s, the far increased to 35 cents; so did pizza. By the early 2000’s the fare was $1.50, and pizza was roughly the same, depending on the neighborhood. Now other than ‘dollar pizza,’ pizza is between $2 and $3 a slice, and so sis a slice of ride with the MTA. The question is: pizza or travel?

Josh Kotel

Josh began writing for When In Your State in 2016. Josh is a born native of NYC and went to school in Leeds, and Miami, where he was a staff writer for the Metropolis newspaper. He now resides in Washington Heights. As well as writing for WIYS, Josh cofounded a production team, Altmannproductions.com and does various freelance work.

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