Welcome to the Big Apple!
Just hop in a yellow cab and check out the sights. Later, after you stop for lunch to enjoy some NY style pizza in Little Italy, you can test your New York know-how over some frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity. Take the quiz below to learn more about the city.
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New York was the first capital of the United States. True or false?
True. New York City was the original capital of the U.S. President George Washington took his oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in 1789.
Whats the name of the first pizzeria in the U.S.?
Lombardis Pizza. The first pizzeria was opened by Gennaro Lombardi in 1897 in New York City. In 1905, NYC licensed Lombardis as the first pizzeria in America. For more about this yummy and historical pizza place check out Lombardis website: HERE.
New York City is called the Big Apple because:
Musicians coined the term meaning to play the big time. Though Europeans settlers did introduce apples to North America when they brought them to NY, its not the reason behind the nickname.
Which of these is NOT a borough of New York City?
Yonkers is not considered a borough of New York City.
Which country gave the Statue of Liberty to the U.S. as a gift?
France. The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States as a gift in 1886.The statue commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
How many stories is the Empire State Building?
The Empire State Building. The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco building named after another nickname for New York, the Empire State.
The Empire State Building is the tallest building in America. True or false?
False. The Empire State Building is the third tallest building. The Sears Tower and Trump Tower in Chicago are the tallest.
What was the famous intersection, Times Square named after?
The original New York Times building. The famous NY publication once held its offices at One Times Square, the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
How many miles of subway track are there for passenger service in New York City?
600-700 miles. There are exactly 660 miles of subway track used for passendger service in New York City. There are over 840 miles in total that are not used for public transit.
Hip-hop artist Jay-Z named himself after what famous thing in New York?
The J and Z subway lines. Jay-Z grew up in the Marcy Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn near the J/Z line of the subway. His nickname Jazzy and his old stomping grounds near the subway inspired the moniker.
The Flatiron Building is considered one of the first skyscrapers ever built. True or false?
True. The Flatiron Building is considered one of the first skyscrapers. It was designed by Daniel Burnham and completed in 1902.
Central Park is one of the only parts of New York City that is not man-made. True or false?
False. Central park is man-made. It is the first public park in America. The park is 843 acres with woods, lawns, gardens and seven bodies of water.
Fun quiz always good to learn something about the place you have called home your entire life.
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