S6 BBQ – New York Quiz 1. What was New York originally called? 2. 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? 3. Which of New York City's five boroughs is home to JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport? 4. How many times does the Empire State building get hit with lightning per year (on average) a) 11 b) 23 c) 45 5. 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? 6. What has been referred to as 'the Center of the Universe', 'the Crossroads of the World', and 'the heart of The Great White Way'? 7. True or False – was NYC ever the capital of the United States? 8. Which art museum is the largest in the United States? 9. Which salt water tidal estuary separates the borough of Queens on Long Island from the Bronx on the mainland? 10. Which of New York City's five boroughs is the most populated? Break – total marks 11. Which stadium do the New York Yankees play in? 12. Which newspaper, established by Alexander Hamilton in 1803, is the longest-running newspaper in America? 13. Which NYC zoo is the largest city zoo in the United States? 14. What was the name of the coffee shop The Friends character hung out in 15. In 1933 who climbed to the top of the Empire State Building? 16. Which free passenger ferry shuttle service runs 24/7 between Manhattan and Staten Island? 17. Until 1954, which island in New York Bay housed an immigrant inspection station for over sixty years? S6 BBQ – New York Quiz 18. Which department store has conducted the annual New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924? 19. Which public park in Queens is host to the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament? 20. Which New York institution has the largest gold storage in the world? Answers: 1. New Amsterdam 2. The Chrysler Building 3. Queens 4. 23 5. Greenwich Village 6. Times Square 7. True – NYC was the capital of the US for 5 years from 1785 to 1790 8. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or 'the Met') 9. The East River (note: despite its name it isn't actually a river!) 10. Brooklyn 11. Yankee Stadium 12. The New York Post 13. The Bronx Zoo 14. Central Perk 15. King Kong 16. The Staten Island Ferry 17. Ellis Island 18. Macys 19. Flushing Meadows 20. Federal Reserve Bank S6 BBQ – New York Quiz Picture Round – 1. Statue of Liberty 2. Empire State Building 3. Times Square 4. Central Park 5. Chrysler Building 6. Brooklyn Bridge 7. George Washington Bridge 8. Guggenheim 9. Flat Iron Building 10. Grand Central Terminal 11. Coney Island 12. Flushing Meadows Music Round 1. Name the song – Empire State of Mind (part 2) 2. Name the singer – Alicia Keys 3. Write the first line of this song ‘Start spreading the news’ 4. Lou Reed sang this song, which band was he a member of? – Velvet Underground 5. Name the song – ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ 6. Who composed this song? – George Gerschwinn 7. Name this song – ‘I’ll be there for you’ 8. Which famous tv programme is this the theme tune for?