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New York City Trivia #1

If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. Answer these questions about New York City.
Last updated: November 02, 2018
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What is the most common nickname of New York City?
The Big Apple
What country gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States?
France
What's the tallest building in New York?
One World Trade Center
What is the height of that building (in feet)?
1776
Who was mayor from 2002 to 2013?
Michael Bloomberg
Who was mayor before that?
Rudy Giuliani
What is New York City's largest train station?
Grand Central Terminal
What is located on Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets?
Times Square
What was serial killer David Berkowitz better known as?
Son of Sam
What happened on July 13-14, 1977 - causing widespread looting?
a Blackout
What 1920s literary movement were Langston Hughes and W.E.B. DuBois a part of ?
Harlem Renaissance
Who wrote the song "New York State of Mind"?
Billy Joel
What musical, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is the longest-running
Broadway production of all-time?
Phantom of the Opera
Which two Presidents were born in New York City?
Theodore Roosevelt
Donald Trump
What art museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?
Guggenheim
What theory of policing is often credited with dramatically reducing the crime rate?
Broken Windows
Where do the Rockettes usually perform?
Radio City Music Hall
What is the name of New York City's largest zoo?
Bronx Zoo
What, according to New Yorkers, makes their pizza and bagels taste so good?
New York Water
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level 73
Jul 8, 2013
New York State of Mind...like the rap song with Jay Z and Alicia Keys? Written by Billy Joel? Huh?
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level 47
Jul 21, 2016
New York State of Mind is also a song by the rapper Nas, which I typed in and it counted as Billy Joel, lol
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level 23
Oct 16, 2017
thats what I thought too
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level 73
May 30, 2018
Yeah, that threw me as well *foreheadslap*
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level 59
Nov 2, 2018
You're thinking of "Empire State of Mind."
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level 49
Nov 2, 2018
The Jay Z song is Empire State of Mind & the Nas song is N.Y. State of Mind.
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level 22
Apr 9, 2015
NYC and just plain New York are a lot more common than "The Big Apple".
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level 74
Jul 22, 2015
The clue asks for a nickname - both NYC and New York are variants of the actual name. Splitting hair, I know...
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level 10
Nov 17, 2015
I kept writing "Nas" when it came to the writer of "New York State of Mind"...which is also a classic rap song from the best hip-hop album ever. I guess maybe both answers should be considered correct
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level ∞
May 3, 2016
Okay
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level 70
Apr 5, 2017
"classic" and "rap". Okaaaay.
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level 67
Nov 2, 2018
There are plenty of classic rap and hip hop albums. I dunno if I'd name this as one of them, but that's just my personal opinion.
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level 57
Nov 2, 2018
Don't be an ass, Don. There is some really good rap out there. And the Nas album in question is almost always ranked at or near the top of lists of greatest rap albums.
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level 72
Aug 30, 2018
Call yourself 36 chambers and say a Naz album is the best ever??
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level 44
Nov 2, 2018
Considering Nas dropped illmatic when he was 19 and it's probably his most famous of his illustrious career I'd say it's worthy of consideration
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level 49
Nov 2, 2018
Nas titled his song N.Y. State of Mind.
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level 52
Jul 21, 2016
Yay Nas!
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level 52
Jul 21, 2016
I thought the hipsters hung out in Dumbo. It's all too hip for me.
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level 57
Jul 21, 2016
Dumbo is yuppies. Williamsburg is hipsters.
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level 74
Jul 21, 2016
I was going to complain that the height of the building was really too trivial for anyone to know or care, but then I saw that it is an iconic number so no complaints here, except that I'm ashamed I didn't already know the answer.
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level 73
May 30, 2018
I thought the same thing and almost skipped over it, but then I was like, "Well, wouldn't it be funny if it was . . .?"

And then it was :)
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level 59
Jul 21, 2016
One World Trade Center is actually 1792' to the tallest tip. You should at least count that as an acceptable answer.
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level 39
May 1, 2017
Pray Tell; what's iconic about 1792 feet? - Can't we JUST ONCE, not nit pick?
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level 69
Aug 30, 2018
I'm pretty sure when counting feet to rank "tallest buildings" antennas don't count.
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level 58
Sep 12, 2018
Being honestly realistic about it, 432 Park Avenue (1,396') is taller than 1 WTC (1,368'). To sometimes include antennas and other nonstructural elements on some buildings' heights and not others is just silly. Put a profile of a "taller" building with a skinny antenna next to "shorter" buildings several hundred feet higher to the roof and you'll see how goofy those arbitrary penis envy measurements are. Go to the top of the building, where are you going? Not up a 400' stripper pole to claim you're taller, you're going to the roof.
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level 57
Jul 21, 2016
Williamsburg is the worst place in the world.
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level 74
Jul 21, 2016
So bad it's good? How hip...
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level 67
Jul 28, 2016
Hipsters love churning butter.
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level 35
Nov 2, 2018
WHY??????
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level 43
Jul 25, 2016
LOL I was confused on NY State of Mind since I typed in Nas but Billy Joel showed up instead. Then I remembered it was a Billy Joel song as well.
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level 61
Aug 4, 2016
Can we have 'power cuts' for the blackout answer please? It's a more common term over the water.
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level 39
Dec 28, 2016
Sorry to disagree. What you have over the water may be a power cut, but here in good ole NYC, we have full fledged BLACKOUTS!
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level 46
Dec 25, 2016
Now we have a second President born in NYC
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level 52
Jan 15, 2017
15 out of 22
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level 42
Mar 5, 2017
Wasn't Trump born in New York?
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level 39
May 1, 2017
This quiz was created in May, 2016. Trump wasn't president yet. Don't jump the gun.
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level 54
May 28, 2017
It can be edited, can't it?
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level 57
Apr 27, 2017
Please accept GCT and WTC as acceptable abbreviations. I don't think anyone ever writes those out around here.
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level 61
Jun 26, 2017
It pains me to say it but Teddy Roosevelt is no longer the only president born in NYC.
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level 47
Nov 2, 2018
Sure he is ;)
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level 65
Oct 4, 2017
I'm no longer pained. There have been so many bad ones. Roosevelt was a terrible president and only about 10 or 12 presidents we ever had even tried to govern by the Constitution.
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level 40
Dec 2, 2017
roosevelt was a great president
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level 67
Nov 2, 2018
The hell are you talking about? Roosevelt (both of them, but in this I'm referring to Teddy) was among one of our greatest Presidents.
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level 79
Aug 30, 2018
Typo in the Rudy's last name. The I before the U.
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level ∞
Aug 30, 2018
Fixed
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level 80
Aug 30, 2018
I thought Trump was born in Kenya
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level 68
Sep 5, 2018
Wasn‘t it Belgium City?
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level 58
Sep 12, 2018
Trump was legally born in Jamaica. Let's see if it's on his birth certificate. I'm in no way making that fact up.
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level 74
Nov 2, 2018
I looked it up. He was born in Jamaica Hospital, Jamaica Queens, NY. So, technically, you're right, and it is on his birth certificate.
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level 75
Sep 1, 2018
"Yankee Stadium" should be accepted for the largest zoo question.
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level 55
Nov 2, 2018
World trade centre was not accepted. Also please accept power cut as well as blackout. Sorry to be so british.....
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level 74
Nov 2, 2018
The World Trade Center is a complex of buildings including 3 World Trade Center, Seven World Trade Center, etc. Only one of them, One World Trade Center, is the tallest.
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level 43
Nov 2, 2018
Please accept "One World Trade" or "World Trade Center"
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level ∞
Nov 2, 2018
Okay
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level 35
Nov 2, 2018
New York City----The Greatest City in the World. No if ands, or buts.
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level 57
Nov 2, 2018
There are plenty of all three, actually.
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