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Although long associated with Radio City Music Hall, the world-famous Rockettes actually formed in St. Louis, and were known as the Missouri Rockets before moving east.

The average temperature of New York City pavement on a hot summer day

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100 million Chinese food cartons are used annually in New York City.

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Overview

DID YOU KNOW?

Although long associated with Radio City Music Hall, the world-famous Rockettes actually formed in St. Louis, and were known as the Missouri Rockets before moving east.

The average temperature of New York City pavement on a hot summer day

is 150 degrees.

100 million Chinese food cartons are used annually in New York City.

In this follow-up to the popular Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Stuff, David Hoffman delves into the stories behind some of our favorite places. Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places goes beyond the obvious to reveal the tidbits that we have yet to discover. Covering every aspect— from food, film, and fashion to people, history, and art—these collections of offbeat facts and figures are guaranteed to delight a first-time visitor and surprise even the most jaded local. Packed with a wealth of revelations, Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places is a must-have for know-it-alls, information addicts, curious readers, armchair travelers, and pop culture junkies of all ages.

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David Hoffman is a television writer, a frequent on-camera correspondent, and the author of a dozen books about popular culture, for which he has been paid to play with toys, challenge untapped cooking skills (with the help of some big-name chefs), and eat and shop his way across the country. He lives in Los Angeles, where he likes to pretend this is hard work.

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  • Posted April 13, 2010

    Must have for any true NYC lover

    Just finished reading this & got a kick out of it. Chocked full of interesting facts most people aren't likely to know about the city & it's workings...things that make you go "get outta here!!" (like a licensed taxi driver can be fined $25 for wearing shorts on the job) - who'da thunk?! :). This would also be a great little book to read on the plane for someone going for their 1st visit to the city to gain fun facts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    Good. Another cover might be more interesting.

    Very enjoyable. Good for trivia knowledge and games.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    Must Read!

    I found out things that I never knew about. My husband and I was in a big arguement about the whole penny Theory. I was happy to know that I was right.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2011

    Highly Recommended! Must Read if you have been to New York City, or are going soon

    I've been to New York City over 15 times... and most of these facts i didn't even know about... and most people probably don't until they read this book... This book is very good! I wish that i could've read this book before the first time that i went to New York... but sadly it wasn't published in time...

    You have to read this book if you're going to New York City (NYC) or have been! or even if you haven't been... you still could read it!

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