A fascinating, global city spread across five boroughs, New York City resides at the confluence of the Hudson River and Atlantic Ocean. The go-to depiction of big city life in films, theater and, well, pretty much everything else, its history is rich and full of surprises. Did you know, for example, that a child in New York is born every 4.4 minutes? Or that just 51 percent of households speak only English?
Here’s a crash course on some of New York’s other interesting facts.