Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Personal Challenge 2018 - Week 11

This is Tuesday - traveling Tuesday - time for my States of the Union Challenge. This is the 11th week of the year so this week I researched the 11th state to attain statehood...

New York
Date of Statehood: July 2, 1788

Adirondack Park covers more territory than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Everglades National Parks combined.

A little over 8 million people live in New York City. That means 1 in every 38 people in the United States calls New York City home.

Oysters were so popular in New York in the 19th century that the shells were used to pave Pearl Street in New York City. They were also used for lime for the masonry of the Trinity Church.

New York was the first state to require license plates on automobiles.

There’s a secret train station below the Waldorf Astoria.

Every year, 14 million tourists visit Niagara Falls.

New York has over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.

There is not a single Walmart store in New York City.

Here are a few strange laws in New York...

... A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.

... Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.

... Women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business

... A man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.

... Donkeys are not allowed to sleep in bathtubs.

... A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket. 

.... It is against the law to take a selfie with a tiger.

... You may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in your pocket.

... It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s face for fun.

The largest gold storage in the world is in the basement of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. About 60 countries use the facility to store their gold.

The state of New York has 1,300 museums and galleries, 64 performing art centers, and 230 theaters, as well as more than 400 golf courses and 55 downhill ski areas.

 Following the success of the New York City's hugely popular High Line, an elevated public park built on an abandoned freight railway line on Manhattan's West Side, there are now plans to build the world's first underground park. The Lowline will hopefully be completed by 2021.

I've decided to go with this bit of New York information for my card's inspiration... The first pizzeria in the United States opened in NYC in 1895. 

I rounded the corners on the image piece (and didn't layer it either) so it would look sort of like a coaster.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Sugar Pea Designs Pizza My Heart stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Cherry Cobbler CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor


Janis Lewis said...

Great pizza card!!

Donna said...

Another fun set of facts! I always enjoy reading them, especially the weird laws. Adorable image. Love the heart pizza and the great masculine background!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this fun pizza chef and his heart-shaped pizza backed by your wood and brick! Fabulous card!