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10. In 2007, 46 million people visited New York City. They have spent an estimated $ 28 billion for the duration of their stay.
11. In fact, over 250 feature films are shot in New York City each year.
12. On the Average weekday over 5 million people use the subway (468 different subway stations).
13. More than 12 700 licensed taxicabs run on the roads of New York City.
14. Approximately 790,000 companies operate in New York City.
15. New York City is nicknamed "Big Apple".
16. The first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in New York City in 1895 by Gennaro Lombardi.
17. New York was the first U.S. state to require license plates of cars.
18. The New York Post is the oldest newspaper in the United States and was established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton in New York.
19. Now, New York City is the most populous city in the U.S. with population more than 8.3 million people
20. Hong Kong is the only city in the world with more skyscrapers than New York City.
21.  New York Subway, with just over 40% of its routes runs above ground.
22. NYC Marathon is the largest marathon in the world with 37,850 finishers in 2006.
23. The Metropolitan Museum of Art contains more than 2 million works of art, which makes it one of the largest in the world.
 24. In New York City there are more than 4000 street vendors of hot dogs, falafel, meatballs and more.

 

Important information:
Population: 8 million inhabitants

Currency: United States dollar

Hours: This is the city that never sleeps. Subway is open 24 hours. Commercial shops operate throughout the week from 10:00 to 18:00 or later. Most bars and clubs close between 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Websites for New York: www.newyork-advisor.com

Newspapers: The New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, The Village Voice

Emergency Telephone:
911

Tourist information:
Official Visitor Information Center New York
Address: 810 7th Avenue
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-18: 00 Sat-Sun 9:00-17:00
Tel: +1 (212) 484-1200

What should I know?

Mail
You can buy store brands for newspapers or post offices. The boxes in which you can drop your letters are engraved with USPS and usually large blue metal containers.

Pharmacies
Pharmacies have every few blocks. Many pharmacies close at 20:00 pm
Address: 250 W 57th Street

Dentists
Dental care in the U.S. private business. Dial 1-800-dentist to ask where nearby clinic or +1 (1) 800/336-8478.

Phone Codes:
Country Code: +1
Area code: 212

Electricity
U.S. electricity is 110V.

 
 

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