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Did you know that…

… the New York Botanical Garden is home to the largest Japanese cherry tree in the world?

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… 40.6 percent of New York’s inhabitants are not born in the US.  19.2 percent of the New Yorkers come from Latin America, 9.4 percent from Asia and 6.4 percent from Europe. So where ever you come from—you’re not alone!

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… there are more than 12,700 registered yellow cabs on New York’s streets.

John Daniel Hertz (1879–1961) first introduced what later became one of New York’s most distinctive symbols when he founded his Yellow Cab Company in 1907. He referred to a survey by the University of Chicago that claimed yellow was the color to be distinguished most easily.

Your average New York cab wastes some 7,3 gallons on 100 miles (17 l on 100 km). The cab drivers come from 85 different countries and speak more than 60 languages.

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… in total, the streets of New York are more than 6300 miles long (almost 10,200 kilometers).

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