New York City is a buzzing hub of activity, culture and education. People from all over the world come to the city to see what the Big Apple has to offer, and with so many people, ideas and ways of living, there are sure to be a few interesting facts about the city that so many call home. We’ve shared a few of our favorite trivia tidbits below.

  • Bryant Park is built over the New York Public Library‘s archives. Talk about appearances not being what they seem!
  • New York City was the U.S. capital from 1789 to 1790. Imagine if the Lincoln Memorial was in the city! Would he sit in Central Park?
  • More than 250 feature films are shot on location in New York City each year. Which can you name?
  • New York City has over 4,000 street food vendors. With so much diversity in the city, you can taste flavors from the corners of every continent!
  • Central Park is 843 acres, which is 6% of Manhattan’s total acreage. Those going to NYC can spend their entire vacation in the park, and will most likely still miss something. There is so much to explore!
  • The first “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” in 1924 was called the “Macy’s Christmas Day Parade” although it took place on Thanksgiving Day. They must have been pretty excited for the holidays!
  • In 1698, New York City had a population of 4,937 people. Now New York City is one of the most densely populated places around the world. How times have changed!
  • There are 30 designated performance locations in the subway system, and all artists must audition to perform.

With spacious seating, a cash bar, and an exceptionally smooth ride Seastreak is the most comfortable and luxurious way to get into the city. That may be more of an opinion, but we’ll let you decide.

Are you an NYC trivia buff? We’ve got a question for you. What is the name of the design of the iconic blue and white coffee cups used daily by New Yorkers? If you know the answer post it on our Facebook or Twitter!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

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