As I always say, every ritual in New York is centered around the number 39. Consider the date September 3 is written 3/9 in the majority of the world, like 39.
New York was established July 26, 1788.
7/26/1788 = 7+2+6+1+7+8+8 = 39
The first Governor of NY was born in 1739, on July 26, he was George Clinton.
George = 39 (Reduction)
Clinton = 39 (Rev. Reduction)
The United Nations in NYC is 39-floors-tall.
The World's Fair of 1939 was in NYC.
Every New York Super Bowl comes back to 39... plus way more...