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New York City Geography

Based on the clues, name these New York places.
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First submittedJune 29, 2013
Last updatedOctober 24, 2017
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Boroughs
Manhattan
Brooklyn
Bronx
Queens
Staten Island
Major airports
John F. Kennedy
LaGuardia
Street famous
for musical theaters
Broadway
Street known as the center
of the financial industry
Wall Street
Street associated with the
advertising industry
Madison Avenue
River separating Manhattan
and New Jersey
Hudson
Island that contains
two boroughs
Long Island
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What Nolita is north of
Little Italy
Street that SoHo is south of
Houston
Full name of "The Village"
Greenwich Village
Ivy League university based in NYC
Columbia
Prison on an island in the East River
Riker's Island
Bridge connecting Manhattan and NJ
George Washington
Beach neighborhood known for
its Russian community
Brighton Beach
Biggest park in Manhattan
Central Park
Island that millions of immigrants
once passed through
Ellis Island
Historically black neighborhood
named after a city in the Netherlands
Harlem
Park home to tennis's US Open
and two World's Fairs
Flushing Meadows
Corona Park
Jerry's neighborhood on Seinfeld
Upper West Side
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level 48
Dec 5, 2013
technically, the borough is THE bronx
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level 61
Aug 23, 2017
Technically, your name should be "johnnyBROTHER245".
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level 45
Oct 22, 2017
As a New Yorker, his complaint is totally legitimate. Nobody would be caught dead referring to it as "Bronx"
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level 38
Oct 23, 2017
This isn't true. It's colloquially and most commonly called "the Bronx," but the proper name is just Bronx.
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level 46
Oct 23, 2017
The Bronx is the borough, Bronx is the county
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level 51
Oct 22, 2017
Aren't the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island known as Kings and Richmond (technically)? I'm quite happy to be wrong, just thought I'd raise the point.
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level 56
Oct 22, 2017
Those are the county names, not the borough names
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level 38
Oct 23, 2017
Technically, it is not!
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level 77
Dec 11, 2013
Does SoHo stand for "South of Houston?" There's a SoHo in London, too... is that South of another street that starts with Ho?
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level 83
Jan 21, 2014
Yep, New York's SoHo's name derives from South of Houston (that's House-ton, not Hew-ston, and definitely not Ewe-ston like the city in Texas). London's Soho (no capital H) is thought to have come from a rally cheer or hunting cry.
SoHo
Soho
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level 71
Apr 6, 2015
We're fond of doing that in NY. You also sometimes here Noho (for the section North of Houston (heading into Greenwich Village). There's Nolita mentioned here (NOrth of Little ITAly);Tribeca, which is the TRIangle BElow CAnal Street; DUMBO, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.
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level 56
Jan 15, 2017
no, it´s where the ho´s go :-)
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level 67
Mar 15, 2017
Although the London neighborhood is older and very well known, the New York neighborhood is not named after it as you might expect. It is indeed an abbreviation for South of Houston. Plattitude is also right about the pronunciation of the street. It is named after William Houston of Georgia, not Sam Houston of Texas. Two different men with two different names that just happen to be spelled the same.
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level 77
Oct 22, 2017
Is it near SoDoSoPa? Apparently they do this in LA too. Enough that Matt and Trey had to make fun of it.
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level 71
Apr 25, 2014
I was the one to show to my mom last year exactly where Flushing Meadows was in the NY area - she's a huge tennis fan - and yet today I could't remember the name. I bet SHE would, even though I'm supposed to be the geography nerd. Lol.
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level 56
Jan 15, 2017
nice 21 out of 26
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level 70
Jun 26, 2017
The George Washington Bridge is VERY commonly referred to simply as the GWB. If JFK is acceptable for Kennedy Airport, then you should consider also accepting simply GWB for the Bridge.
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level 45
Oct 22, 2017
Great quiz! But a couple of little things. In the box, it'd be great to write "The Bronx" instead of "Bronx." Also, the official name is Rikers Island with no apostrophe. Finally, it'd be great to accept GWB for the George Washington Bridge. Also... if the boroughs are listed in order of best to least, it should be Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island. The current order is close but Queens and the Bronx need to be switched. =D
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2017
"The Bronx" would have worked.
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level 38
Dec 18, 2017
It is NOT the Bronx, it is Bronx! The name is derived from the Broncks, a family who lived there. the "the" became a misnomer for the borough when people would say, "we are going to visit the Broncks (family)
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level 61
Sep 18, 2019
You are wrong, not too hard to look up.
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level 55
Oct 22, 2017
Can you accept Richmond for Staten Island.
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level 61
Oct 22, 2017
No. Richmond is the county. Staten Island is the borough. More importantly, no New Yorker anywhere, ever, would say they're going to Richmond County. Nobody goes to Kings County. You go to Staten Island and you go to Brooklyn. Anyone who knows Richmond County surely knows Staten Island. I don't understand why people insist on these "can you accept [ridiculously obscure variation on answer everyone knows]" requests as though they're genuine requests when they're really just an effort to show off how much you know.
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level 64
Oct 22, 2017
You can get these all by watching a few episodes of Law & Order.
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level 77
Oct 22, 2017
not worth it
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level 62
Oct 22, 2017
I'd like to thank TV and movies for my knowledge of NYC.
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level 79
Oct 23, 2017
I won't. It didn't help me out very much.
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level 46
Oct 23, 2017
Nassau and Suffolk are not boroughs of NYC
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level 59
Oct 23, 2017
Yeah-it's Queens and Brooklyn that are Burroughs of NYC, not Suffolk and Nassau. Those are New York State counties. Not incorporated in the City. On a separate note: could you consider allowing some commonly used abbreviations for some of these? I was very surprised that I had to write out "George Washington". I usually call it the GWB.
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2017
GWB will work now
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level 38
Dec 18, 2017
Queens and Brooklyn may be boroughs of NYC, but they are located on Long island, just as Nassau and Suffolk Counties are. Like we always do, for some unknown reason, we've separated the two latter counties from Brooklyn and Queens. Proof positive: You can go from either Brooklyn or Queens to Nassau and Suffolk without crossing any bridge; it is one landmass.
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level 67
Oct 24, 2017
Was sort of expecting to see DoWiSeTrePla... :P
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level 56
Jan 25, 2018
Technically, Ellis Island is in New Jersey. Great quiz though.
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level 73
Jan 28, 2018
When GTA 4 cleverly gives you the true name of the Russian neighborhood by calling it Hove Beach...
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level 56
Mar 11, 2018
As a native Brooklyn resident, I congratulate anyone not from greater NYC who scored high. Good Quiz.