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News — The "We Are Happy To Serve You" Cup on NY 350th anniversary

Happy 350th birthday, New York! Wacky, weird, wonderful facts.

The "We Are Happy To Serve You" Cup on NY 350th anniversary

New York City celebrates its 350th birthday on Sept. 8 after being officially renamed from New Amsterdam. Here's a list of wacky, weird and wonderful facts about one of the greatest places in the world. 1. The Interborough Rapid Transit Subway was the first subway company in New York City. On Oct. 27, 1904, the first subway line opened. Some facts: 10,000 men were employed to construct the subway. More than 71,000 tons of steel and nearly 10,000 tons of cast iron were used as well as more than half a million yards of concrete and nearly a million square...

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