VIDEO: Are You A Fan Of Odd NYC Trivia? WATCH ‘New York City: The Beauty Of Randomness’
Hulu’s Up To Speed program travels the country in search of places of interest you would never find in a travel book. In this episode, the show’s eccentric tour guide, Timothy “Speed” Levitch, takes Manhattan, revealing some of the city’s completely ignored, yet highly fascinating, spots.
Here are just a few of the questions that Speed tackles in this episode:
- Where is the actual subway grate Marilyn Monroe stood on, in which a wind gust blew her dress into the air?
- Why did Broadway, which runs diagonally, refuse to play ball when much of the city was laid out as a grid, and why does it curve in parts, rather than continue as a straight line?
- What was the true inspiration for the design of the Statue of Liberty?