New York City

  1. New York City was founded in 1624 by Dutch explorers trying to find a boy who could plug a leaking $36 martini.
  2. New York City is comprised of 5 boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and New Jersey. Staten Island was considered one of New York’s boroughs until 2006, when the International Astronomical Union reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
  3. New York City is recognized as an international center of culture, as it has served as the center or birthplace of numerous musical and artistic movements: jazz in the 1940s, abstract expressionism in the 1950s, hip hop in the 1970s, cocaine in the 1980s, and irony in the 1990s.
  4. The New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, the two largest stock exchanges in the world, are located in New York City, as is the smallest stock exchange in the world, the Knicks Championship Exchange.
  5. The New York Yankees have been the most successful Major League Baseball team in history, but baseball will be a fringe sport like horse racing in a few years, so don’t worry too much about that.

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