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Quiz Questions I

  1. Which Art Deco-style skyscraper was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931?

  2. Which of New York City's five boroughs is home to JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport?
  3. Which luxury hotel at 301 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, is a 47-story Art Deco landmark completed in 1931?
  4. Which neighborhood on the west side of Lower Manhattan has been known as the Bohemian capital, an artists' haven, and the cradle of the modern LGBT movement?
  5. What has been referred to as 'the Center of the Universe', 'the Crossroads of the World', and 'the heart of The Great White Way'?
  6. Queens was named after the wife of which English king?
  7. Which art museum is the largest in the United States?
  8. Which salt water tidal estuary separates the borough of Queens on Long Island from the Bronx on the mainland?
  9. Which of New York City's five boroughs is the most populated?
  10. Which stadium was home to the New York Mets from 1964 to 2008, and the New York Jets football team from 1964 to 1983?
  11. Which newspaper, established by Alexander Hamilton in 1803, is the longest-running newspaper in America?
  12. Which NYC zoo is the largest city zoo in the United States?
  13. What is the name of the 1.45 mile long park created on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line?
  14. Whats is MoMA PS1 dedicated to promoting and supporting?
  15. Which free passenger ferry shuttle service runs 24/7 between Manhattan and Staten Island?


  1. The Chrysler Building

  2. Queens
  3. Waldorf Astoria New York
  4. Greenwich Village
  5. Times Square
  6. Charles II (Catherine of Braganza)
  7. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or 'the Met')
  8. The East River (note: despite its name it isn't actually a river!)
  9. Brooklyn
  10. Shea Stadium
  11. The New York Post
  12. The Bronx Zoo
  13. The High Line
  14. Contemporary art
  15. The Staten Island Ferry

New York Quiz Questions II

  1. Who became mayor of New York City in January 2014?
  2. Who was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935, in Brooklyn?
  3. Which wedge-shaped 22-story landmarked building is located at 175 Fifth Avenue?
  4. Which park located in the northeast corner of the Bronx is the largest public park in New York City?
  5. Until 1954, which island in New York Bay housed an immigrant inspection station for over sixty years?
  6. Which public park in Queens is host to the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament?
  7. Which part of the Lower Bay in the southwestern part of Brooklyn is the site of amusement parks and a famous seaside resort?
  8. Which skyscraper completed in 1913, an early example of Gothic Revival architecture, was for 17 years the world's tallest building?
  9. Name the private Ivy League research university (established in 1754) in Upper Manhattan?
  10. Which department store has conducted the annual New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924?
  11. Which long street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole?
  12. The Statue of Liberty is situated on which island in New York Harbor?
  13. Which large complex of high-rise commercial buildings in Midtown Manhattan is famous for its annual Christmas tree?
  14. Which play is the longest running play of all time on Broadway?
  15. Which neighborhood in Brooklyn shares its name with a 1941 Walt Disney film?


  1. Bill de Blasio
  2. Woody Allen
  3. The Flatiron Building

  4. Pelham Park
  5. Ellis Island
  6. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (or just Flushing Meadows)
  7. Coney Island
  8. The Woolworth Building
  9. Columbia University
  10. Macy's
  11. Wall Street
  12. Liberty Island
  13. Rockefeller Center
  14. The Phantom of the Opera
  15. Dumbo (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
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