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  • New York City was the first Capital of the United States of America. In 1789 George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.
  • The first American Chess tournament was held in New York in 1843.
  • In 1698, New York City only had a population of 4,937 people.
  • Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.
  • New York City has 722 miles of subway track. About 40% of the New York Subway system is above ground.
  • The Genesee River is one of the few rivers in the world to flow south to north.
  • Central Park attracts 25 million visitors per year.
  • Oneida has the world's smallest Church with the dimensions of 3.5' X 6'.
  • The first daily Yiddish newspaper appeared in 1885 in New York City.
  • The first women's rights convention met at Seneca Falls in 1848.
  • Hartsdale has a pet Cemetry established in 1896 and containing 12,000 plots.
  • Gennaro Lombardi opened the first United States pizzeria in 1895 in New York City.
  • The first Boy's Club was established in New York City in 1876.
  • European settlers who brought seeds to New York introduced apples in the 1600s.
  • New York State is home to 58 species of wild orchids.
  • New York has over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.
  • The first public brewery in America was established by Peter Minuit at the Market (Marckvelt) field in lower Manhattan.
  • The Big Apple is a term coined by musicians meaning to play the big time.
  • New York was the first state to require license plates on cars.
  • Horseheads is the first and only village in the United States dedicated to the service of the American military horse.
  • The Yankee Stadium located at The Bronx is the home for New York Yankees, a Major League Baseball team.
  • New York Jets represents New York metropolitan area in NFL.
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