Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Bayonne Bridge is almost identical to the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, but it is actually two feet longer.
Statistics: New York is the third most populous state in the United States!
Why are New York Yellow Cabs yellow? Because John Hertz, read a study that concluded yellow was the easiest color for the eye to spot.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Outerbridge Crossing, connecting Staten Island and New Jersey, is actually named in honor of Eugenius Harvey Outerbridge.
Trivia: New York has been named after England's Duke of York.
New York’s Niagara Reservation was the first state park in the United States.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Horseheads, in New York, is the first and only village in the United States that is dedicated to the service of the American military horses
Amazing Trivia: The first pizzeria in United States was opened in New York City, in 1895, by Gennaro Lombardi.
Statistics: Central Park attracts 25 million visitors per year!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

FACT: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) contains over 2 million works, making it one of the largest art museums in the world.
The first Boy's Club was established in New York City in 1876.
FACT: The New York City Marathon is the largest in the world, with 37,850 finishers in 2006!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Statistics: Almost 35 million vehicles pass through the Holland Tunnel each year.
The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time.
European settlers who brought seeds to New York introduced apples in the 1600s.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The New York subway system is the largest mass transit system in the world with 468 stations and 842 miles (1355 km) of track.
Amazing New York Trivia: The Holland Tunnel is a designated National Historic Landmark.
The first Eagle Scout was Arthur R. Eldred from Troop 1 in Oceanside. He was bestowed the honor in May 1912.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Since 2005, New York City has the lowest crime rate of the 25 largest US cities, and one of the safest cities in the US overall.
New York History: The first underground section of the Subway was opened in 1904.
Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp in Narrowsburg is the largest council owned camp in the country.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Unlike most major subways systems around the world, the New York Subway runs 24 hours a day.
Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.
The oldest cattle ranch in the US was started in 1747 at Montauk on Long Island.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

FACT: 36% of the current population of New York City was born outside the United States.
Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Olympic Parks combined.
The Bill of Rights which contained the first 10 amendments to the Constitution was passed at Federal Hall.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hong Kong is the only city in the world with more completed skyscrapers than New York City.
In 1807 The Clermont made its maiden voyage from New York City to Albany making the vessel the first successful steamboat.
New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New York City is now the most populated city in the USA with more than 8.2 million people.
Do you know that, dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms!
Niagara Reservation became the first state park in the United States.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Do you know that, the first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.
The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh was the first publicly owned historic site.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New York State is home to 58 species of wild orchids.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New York has over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The first public brewery in America was established by Peter Minuit at the Market (Marckvelt) field in lower Manhattan.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mount Kisco's landmark, a statue of Chief Kisco, was once an elaborate fountain for watering horses. The statue stands at the intersection of Routes 117 and 133. D.F. Gorham, a strong supporter of prohibition, presented it to Mount Kisco in 1907. The inscription on the base to the statue reads "God's Only Beverage for Man and Beast."

Monday, September 13, 2010

The name Canandaigua (pronounced Can-an-DAY-gwa) is derived from a Native American word meaning the chosen spot.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Horseheads is the first and only village in the United States dedicated to the service of the American military horse.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Did you know that New York's highest waterfall is the 215 foot Taughannock.
New York's largest lake in Oneida measures 79.8 square miles.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On July 28, 1945 an Army Air Corps B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building at the 79th floor level.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rochester is known as both the Flour City and the Flower City. The community is home to the first abolitionist group, bloomers, marshmallows, Jell-O, French's Mustard, baby shoes, gold teeth and the mail chute.
The Genesee River is one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sam Wilson, a meatpacker from Troy who's caricature Uncle Sam came to personify the United States is buried at Troy's Oakwood Cemetery. During the War of 1812, he stamped "U.S. Beef" on his products which soldiers interpreted the U.S. abbreviation as meaning Uncle Sam.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The first presentation of 3D films before a paying audience took place at Manhattan's Astor Theater on June 10, 1915.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Catskills are the home of the legend of Rip Van Winkle, brown trout and flycasting.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hartsdale has a pet cemetery established in 1896 and containing 12,000 plots.
In November for Boy Scouts and in March for Girl Scouts the annual Urban Camp-Outs are hosted at the Empire State Building.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The first capital of the United States was New York City. In 1789 George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Did you know that "The first railroad in America ran a distance of 11 miles between Albany and Schenectady."