Don’t ask New Yorkers for directions. Don’t get me wrong, we’re more than willing to help. But, you could wind up with some bad information. A recent poll of lifelong New Yorkers conducted by New York Pass, an attraction discount card, shows that most of us don’t have the city’s basics nailed down.
- Less than half of New Yorkers think the Top of the Rock is atop the Empire State Building: 41 percent (it’s at Rockefeller Center, and only 16 percent got it right)
- Few realize that the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Natural History Museum sit on opposite sides of Central Park: 28 percent
- Yet, we know where the Transit Museum is: 44 percent responded correctly that it’s in Brooklyn
- How many New Yorkers know that the seven points on the Statue of Liberty‘s crown represent the Seven Seas and the Seven Continents: 18 percent (but, I’m sure more know where the statue is)
[Photo by James Trosh via Flickr]