Offbeat New York

New York City Trivia

New York City -- We're the Big Apple. But how well do you really know the greatest city in the world?

People from all over the world visit NYC. Which of the following countries is NOT among the top five for sending visitors to NYC?

United Kingdom
Italy
Germany
Japan

You know that New York City is the Big Apple, but which street is designated Big Apple Corner?

5th Avenue and 34th Street
81st Street and Central Park West
Times Square near Macy's
54th Street and Broadway

How wide is Manhattan at its narrowest point?

0.8 miles
2.3 miles
5.2 miles
22.7 miles

What famous baseball player hit his first home run in Yankee Stadium in the first game ever played there?

Ty Cobb
Curt Flood
Babe Ruth
Lou Gehrig

Which borough has both the oldest cemetery and the oldest building in New York City?

Manhattan
Brooklyn
The Bronx
Queens

Okay, ready for a really tough question? As you know, NYC is made up of five boroughs - The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. In what year were they incorporated into a single entity, known as Greater New York (and as New York City)?

1805
1898
1935
1959

And finally...
What was the reason for the first (and spontaneously generated) ticker tape parade?

The Amazin' Mets won the World Series
Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon
New York City's 100th anniversary
The Dedication of the Statue of Liberty


For more information on NYC visit NYC Visit and New York Historical Society. Another wonderful source of information is www.LowerManhattan.info. © 2006
 
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