Huh. The New York Times decided to do a web search with the words "New York" and "Did you know" (no word if it was a Google search; it probably was, but the NYT can't really endorse one search engine over another...) and came up with some "baubles." Yeah, it's underwhelming and it seems like a throwaway in USA Today, but Gothamist did like these two facts:
- There are 6,374.6 miles of streets in New York City.
- There are 125 drinking fountains in Central Park. (But no word on how many are working.)
For real "Did you know" about "New York City," check out The Encyclopedia of New York, Gotham, Naming New York and Ric Burns' documentary, New York.