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Recent trivia facts came out. Do you need the information? Prob not. Do you want it? WHY NOT?
Columbus Circle is the spot from which all official distances to and from NYC are measured.
The seven spikes on the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven seas.
In the 1920s and 30s, there were up to 48 bookshops located on 4th ave south of Union Square. Now it's just the Strand
The Chrysler Building is still the world's tallest brick building. (You can't see the brick, it's encased in metal)
The first recorded car accident took place near B'way/130th St on May 30th, 1896, when a driver knocked a woman off her bike. (No, it was not a Citibike!)