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New York City Trivia

Big Apple Questions

  1. Which nickname for New York City was popularised by a Frank Sinatra song?
  2. What is the name of New York's famous theatre district?
  3. Which hub of activity situated in the heart of Manhattan proclaims itself as the "Crossroads of the World"?
  4. At the beginning of which decade was was The Empire State Building completed?
  5. The Brooklyn Bridge spans which river?
  6. The Statue of Liberty is located on which island?
  7. Repurposed from a former railway line, name the 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park with lush greenery and scenic views?
  8. Which building sits on a triangular block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd Street?
  9. Which New York City borough is home to both JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport?
  10. Which venue opened on May 5, 1891, with a spectacular concert by Russian composer Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky?
  11. Which Lower Manhattan building is the tallest building in the United States?
  12. Which peninsular neighbourhood bounded by Brighton Beach to its east is found in the southwestern section of Brooklyn?
  13. Name NYC's southernmost borough? It is separated from the rest of New York by New York Bay and is sometimes called "the forgotten borough".
  14. Which multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City is the home to both the the New York Knicks and New York Rangers?
  15. Which famous avenue in Manhattan is home to many of the city's iconic skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building?
  16. Born on March 28, 1986, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, by what name do we better know Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?
  17. What is the name of the famous department store located in Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan?
  18. Which neighbourhood in Upper Manhattan was originally a Dutch village and gets its name from a city in the Netherlands?
  19. Which island in New York Harbor was once the site of America's busiest immigration station?
  20. Which skyscraper is known as NYC's signature piece of Art Deco architecture?
  21. What famous Manhattan street is home to many of the city's financial institutions?
  22. On January 15, 2009, a US Airways flight struck a flock of birds and was forced to land in which river?
  23. Which 1979 Woody Allen movie showcases the beauty of New York City through the lens of a love story between a middle-aged writer and a young woman?
  24. "New York, New York" is a song from which 1949 MGM musical film?
  25. Which 265 acre site operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society features a famous gorilla statue?


  1. The City That Never Sleeps
  2. Broadway
  3. Times Square
  4. 1930s (1931)
  5. The East River
  6. Liberty Island
  7. The High Line
  8. The Flatiron Building
  9. Queens
  10. Carnegie Hall
  11. One World Trade Center
  12. Coney Island
  13. Staten Island
  14. Madison Square Garden
  15. Fifth Avenue
  16. Lady Gaga
  17. Macy's
  18. Harlem
  19. Ellis Island
  20. Chrysler Building
  21. Wall Street
  22. Hudson River
  23. Manhattan
  24. On the Town
  25. The Bronx Zoo