25 Fun Facts About New Yorkers

Would you like to know some fun facts about New Yorkers? Those who reside in the U.S.’s largest city have a long history of interesting things that kind of sets them apart. But it’s not just their history that makes these incredibly diverse people unique. It’s their customs, likes, ingenuity, and wealth. Would you like to become a New Yorker? Then you might want to read up on today’s list. These are 25 Fun Facts About New Yorkers.


New Yorker Joseph Gayetty invented the commercial toilet paper in 1857. The original toilet paper products were aloe-infused sheets of manila hemp.

Toilet paperMentalfloss.com

There's a New Yorker who mines for gold in the cracks of New York's sidewalks with tweezers and a butter knife. In six days, he was able to make $819!

Gold miningnypost.com

If you’re enjoying learning about New Yorkers, you should check out these fascinating facts about New York City.


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

Human bitewww.shark.ch/Information/Accidents/

New Yorkers drink 7 times more coffee than any other city in the United States.

Girl drinking coffeeWashingtonpost.com


More New Yorkers (as in people living in the city) commit suicide than are murdered.


If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please don’t go through this alone. There is help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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