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Stand Up NY

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NY’s Facts, Fascinations, & Phenomenons

  • Funny Laws:

  1. Let’s start with an easy one – Don’t forget to report any finding of more than $20 of lost money or else face $1,000 to a year in jail! Section 252 of New York’s Personal Property Law.

  2. No hosting puppet shows, dances, or Comedy skits in any window or open space or any house or building! Section 10-114 of the New York City Administrative Code.

  3. Check your apartment fowl, because usually only Hens are allowed! According to Section 161.19 of the city’s Health Code, “no person shall keep a live rooster, duck, goose or turkey in a built-up portion of the City.”

  4. NO PDA in NYC! – Beware, you could be fined up to $25 for flirting in New York!

  • Fascinating Facts:

  1. New Yorkers bite 10 times more people than sharks do worldwide each year.

  2. The city of “New Amsterdam” was given to the Duke of York in 1664 as an 18th birthday present from his father. He renamed the city as “New York.”

  3. Welcome to the Lowline! The world’s first underground park will be inaugurated in 2018 in New York inside the rundown Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Tunnel near Delancey St.

  4. Free Trees! NYC homeowners can request that a tree be planted outside their homes for free.

  5. Pinball was illegal in NYC until 1976!

  6. Alligators in NYC Sewers not a myth… In 1935 a group of teenagers caught an 8ft alligator under a manhole on 123rd St.


  • Fun Phenomenon

  1. The curse of Floor 13 – Of buildings with more than 13 floors, less than 10% actually label a floor “13”

  2. Lost in Central Park? Check one of the 1,600 lampposts, which have a special code to help you map where you are.

  3. The Pirates of Wall Street… Originally more barrier than a street, Wall Street was named after a 12-foot wall that was built by the 17th-century citizens of New Amsterdam to discourage pirate attacks.

  4. In 2010, 25 people were recorded as living in Central Park by the New York City Census… and they still have no explanation for it!

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