New York-Facts
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    Walking time 

    New York has 271,733 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 8,492 days. And, when you need to get home there are 1,632 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in New York.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in New York has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then New York has more than 8,967,184 street lamps, which use 448.4 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 410.2 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 0.3% of New York’s total area, 141,205 square kilometers. That means each of New York’s 8,175,133 residents has an average of 50.2 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in New York want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 8,757 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 53 km long.


    More than 1,969 sights and monuments, and far more than 7,460 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in New York. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, New York offers more than 1,448 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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