1. Madison Square Park, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and Bryant Park used to be cemeteries.

2. There are 20,000 bodies buried in Washington Square Park alone.



3. It can cost over $289,000 for a one-year hot dog stand permit in Central Park.



4. The city of New York will pay for a one-way plane ticket for any homeless person if they have a guaranteed place to stay.



5. On Nov. 28, 2012, not a single murder, shooting, stabbing, or other incident of violent crime in NYC was reported for an entire day. The first time in basically ever.



6. In New York City there are more than 26,000 people living in each square mile.



7. It takes 75,000 trees to print a Sunday edition of the New York Times.



8. New York City has more people than 39 of the 50 states in the U.S.



9. There is a birth in New York City every 4.4 minutes.



10. There is a death in New York City every 9.1 minutes.