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New York Trivia

You may know that New York City is known as the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps. But how much do you know about the rest of New York? If you do not know much New York trivia, here is some for you.

New York City was the first capital of the United States. George Washington himself was sworn in there as our first president in 1789 on the balcony of Federal Hall. New York was the first state to require drivers to put license plates on their cars.

If you want to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, there is only one place in the world you can go – the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Do you want some more New York trivia that relates to colleges and universities? Did you know that the oldest continually operating fraternity, Delta Phi, was started at Union College in Schenectady. For that reason, Union College is known as the Mother of Fraternities. Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi were also started on at Union College. Speaking of Schenectady, it was also the home of the first railroad in America. The railroad ran between Albany and Schenectady – a whole eleven miles.

When most people think of New York, they think of New York City, but here is some New York trivia you may not know about the state itself. Did you know that New York state has over 18,000 head of cattle for it’s dairy farming? Moreover, did you know that over 70,000 miles of rivers, streams and creeks can be found in New York state?

If you love the Wizard of Oz movie, you might want to visit Chittenago, New York. It is the home of the author of Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum. If you get to visit, you can see yellow brick sidewalks and other Oz features, including a yearly Munchkins parade.

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