- GOTHAM FACTS
I attend a weekly meeting which concludes with trivia and fun facts. The commissioner of our department read this one today that I particularly liked:
Washington Irving was the person who dubbed New York City as "Gotham City". Gotham was a town in England noted for its "wise fools," which led to the saying "More fools pass through Gotham than remain in it". The residents of Gotham in England wanted to discourage people from settling in their town, so they purposely acted insane whenever strangers would visit. Irving though New Yorkers had adopted the same strategy.