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New York City True or False?

Can you guess whether these statements about New York City are true or false?
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Quiz by carrow
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Last updated: October 8, 2021
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1. New York City was formerly the capital of the United States
True
False
New York City served as the capital from 1785 to 1790
2. New York City is older than Boston
True
False
New York City was founded in 1624; Boston in 1630
3. New York City has a higher population than the state of Colorado
True
False
New York City has a population of 8.8 million; Colorado has a population of 5.8 million
4. New York City has the oldest subway system in the world
True
False
The London Underground is the oldest subway system in the world
5. One in four New Yorkers are black
True
False
In the 2018 American Community Survey, 24.3% of respondents identified as black or African-American
6. John F. Kennedy International Airport is the busiest airport in the United States
True
False
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta is the busiest
7. Manhattan has the lowest population of New York City's five boroughs
True
False
The Bronx and Staten Island have lower populations
8. The NYPD is the largest police department in the United States
True
False
9. For the entirety of the 20th century, the tallest building in the world was in New York City
True
False
The Sears Tower in Chicago became the tallest building in the world in 1973, followed by the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur in 1998
10. The Staten Island Ferry is the busiest ferry route in the United States
True
False
11. New York City has more billionaires than any other city in the world
True
False
Beijing recently took first place, with 100 billionaires to New York City's 99
12. The Empire State Building has its own ZIP code
True
False
It's 10118
13. New York City has more miles of coastline than Rhode Island
True
False
Rhode Island has 384 miles of coastline; New York City has 520
14. There has never been a US president from New York City
True
False
There have been several US presidents either born or raised in New York City, most recently Donald Trump
15. Aside from the mayor's residence Gracie Mansion, there are no detached single houses on Manhattan
True
False
There are a handful in Inwood at the island's northernmost tip
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