9. NYC’s Mr. First Was Also the First to Cross the George Washington Bridge Lower Level

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4bU7BVbjlA Brooklyn-born Omero C. Catan holds a unique title in New York City history. He made it his life goal to be the first to test out some of the city’s technological marvels, including first to ride the Zeppellin, first to skate on the Rockefeller Center ice rink, first person to drive through the Lincoln Tunnel. He was also the first to cross the lower level of the George Washington Bridge in 1962. In a career that began in 1928, Catan has been the first person present at more than 500 historic opening days across the east coast. Read more about Catan here.