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Fun Facts About New York That May Surprise You

Movoto released a list of some fun and surprising facts for New Yorkers about the place they call home.
Movoto released a list of some fun and surprising facts for New Yorkers about the place they call home. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – New York state is full of fun facts and history that both natives and out-of-state residents may not be aware of, reports Movoto .

According to the report, Westchester native Washington Irving created the term "Gotham" for New York City as an insult; Washington Square Park, Bryant Park, Union Square Park and Madison Square Park were all cemeteries at one time; and women can go topless as long as it's not for business purposes.

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