New York Slideshow

Alexia Clamou, Reporter

Here are some facts about NYC:

  1. The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.
  2. New York City has 722 miles of subway track.
  3. The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time.
  4. Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.
  5. New York State is home to 58 species of wild orchids
  6. New York City is known as that city that never goes to sleep because of Times Square since the screens never turn off!
  7. New York City is one of the 5 cities that have an M&M world!
  8. The first daily Yiddish newspaper appeared in 1885 in New York City