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VIDEO: Are You A Fan Of Odd NYC Trivia? WATCH ‘New York City: The Beauty Of Randomness’

by on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Travel

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?