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11 Colombus Circle

Colombus Circle

Colombus Circle
We're here in Columbus Circle with the great man himself, Christopher Columbus and that statue was erected in 1892 to celebrate 400 years since Columbus had set foot in the Americas. If you look below Columbus, you can see these three things sticking out on each side of the pillar and they're the prows of his famous sailing ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. It's much easier to arrive to New York today than it was in the time of old Columbus up here, and if you find yourself driving to the city, of course, you'll notice by the side of the road, the signs counting down how many miles you have until you reach the city. But where is mile zero exactly? Because New York is a massive place, even Manhatten is 15 miles long, so where is that mile zero? Turns out, there is no hard and fast rule, and each city can decide for itself where they think the majority of drivers will believe they're in the center of the city. In the case of New York, they decided it was right here, in Columbus Circle, so welcome to the center of New York.
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