New York

Congratulations on moving to New York, formerly known as New Amsterdam. Are you aware that you have relocated to the first USA capital? New York City was the capital of the US long before Washington DC was created.

Another first is that the Brooklyn Bridge was built way before the famous Tower Bridge in London. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French. Lightning strikes the Empire State building a lot. New York is a real melting pot. More than 800 languages are spoken in New York.

Time to Move – Until the 1920s, May 1 was moving day in NYC. Everyone moving into apartments had to move on this day.

New York City’s Federal Reserve Bank has the largest gold storage in the world, and New York City is home to the most billionaires in the world.

New York State’s Funny Laws:

(1) Honking is illegal in NYC.

(2) It’s illegal to sell dog or cat hair.

(3) It’s illegal to wear slippers in public after 10:00 pm in New York City.

(4) Jumping off a building is illegal and punishable by death.

(5) It is illegal to speak to people on an elevator.