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Where is the Diamond District?
47th St, between 5th & 6th Avenues
What is unusual about the diamond trade?
There are no contracts only handshakes
Prior to its present location where was the Diamond District?
Canal Street
Where are the great works of Picasso found?
Gagosian Gallery - which has 3 locations in NYC and numerous worldwide
Where does the NY ballet Perform the Nutcracker Suite during Christmas time?
David H Koch Theater - formerly the NY State Theater - which is part of the Lincoln Center for performing Arts
What book did photographer/reformer Jacob Riis write?
"How the Other Half Lives" that was a look at impoverished life in the tenement houses that motivated social reform
Who was Elizabeth Ann Seton?
The first American born saint in the US & NY
Where is the Shrine of St. Elizabeth ann Seton located?
7 State St facing Battery Park
Why was she canonized?
Helped establish the Catholic Church and schools in the US
What are the addresses of:
Madison Square Garden?
Grand Central Station?
Times Square?
Madison Square Garden:
4 Penn Plaza
Grand Central Station:
42nd and Park Ave
Times Square:
Junction of Broadway & 7th Ave between W42nd - W 47th streets
What style music in the 1970's blended Latin, Puerto Rican and African American style music?
Salsa
What is the current neighborhood name where the original St. Patrick's Church was build?
NoLita (in Manhattan) - Mott Avenue across from Prince Street
During what war did the battleship USS Maine sink?
Spanish-American War (not Mexican). Note: Mast of battleship is at Arlington Cemetery
What 6 items would you find on Roosevelt Island?
-Renwick Smallpox Hospital (James Renwick, Jr) in ruins

Blackwell Farmhouse - 6th oldest 18th century house

Lighthouse Park - northern tip

Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Strecker Memorial Laboratory - pathological bacteriological search

FDR's Four Freedoms Park - speech, worship, want, fear
Where is Roosevelt Island?
Between Manhattan & Queens in the East River. 2 miles long & 800 ft wide - 147 acres. Roosevelt Island was originally named Blackwell's Island for it's owner and later "Welfare Island"
What is the name and purpose of the colorful Brooklyn Parade that is held on Labor Day?
Brooklyn Labor Day Parade - West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival
Where is the largest carillon in NYC?
Riverside Church - installed 1925 with additional bells later

490 Riverside Dr @ W 120th St
Who financed the carillon at Riverside Church & why?
John D Rockefeller, Jr, in memory of his mother, Laura Spelman Rockefeller
Who were the architects of the Riverside Church?
Allen & Collens & Henry C Pelton
What was the inspiration for the design of the Riverside Church?
The Catherdral of Chartres (gothic catherdral)
What is the biggest cultural attraction in NYC?
Broadway Plays
What was in the building before the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque was converted?
Lenox Casino
Who designed the Malcolm Shabazz mosque?
Sabbath Brown
Whre is it located?
Harlem - Malcolm X was assassinated here
What Park displays Greek Revival houses with old iron fences surrounding the properties and has the city's only private residential square?
Gramercy Park by Samuel B Ruggles
Where did the Huxtables of the Bill Cosby Show live?
St. Luke's Pl in Greenwich Village
Where is the Empire State building?
5th Ave @ 34th St
What are the dimensions and style of the Empire State Bldg?
102 stories, 1250 ft tall, Art Deco
When was the Empire State Bldg completed?
1931
When has the Empire State Bldg been the tallest bldg in NYC?
Before and after the World Trade Center
Where can one find 1st biggest collection of Egyptian art?
MET - Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 5th Ave
Where is the 2nd biggiest collection of Egyptian Art?
The Brooklyn Museum
NY Major league sports teams and where they play?
Baseball
NY Yankess - Yankee stadium in The Bronx
NY Mets - Citi Field in Queens

Football
Jets & Giants - both teams share New Meadowlands stadium in East Rutherford NJ

Basketball
NY Knickerbockers - Knicks - Madison Square Garden, Manhattan

Hockey
NY Rangers - Madison Square Garden, Manhattan
NY Islanders - Nassau Coliseum on Long Island
Where is the apt where audrey Hepburn's blind character from "Wait Until Dark" lived?
Greenwich Village
How would you get to the Cloisters from the Waldorf Astoria?
turn up Madison ave and take the Henry Hudson Access Rd. You will be asked to route a bus to the Cloisters from the Waldorf and you will be given 5 different routes and need to choose the correct one.
Where is the apt where Audrey Hepburn's blind character from "Wait unitl Dark" lived?
Greenwich Village
What is the new elevated park called?
where is it located?
The High Line

The 1.5 Mile Park is on the West side of Manhattan from Gansevoort St in the Meatpacking District to W 34th St bet 10th & 11th Avenues
What was the old elevated 9th Ave railroad called?
9th Ave Elevated
Describe the residents of the Lower East Side (LES):
Oldest immigrant NYC neighborhoods. Originally Irish, Italisan, Polish, Ukranians
AKA Little Germany
Currently home to Puerto Ricans & Dominicans
What type of architecture can be found in LES?
Greek Revival & Italinate
Where is the Hispanic Society of America located?
613 W 155th St
What famous artists worked at the Hispanic Society of America?
(5 artists)
El Greco
Francisco Goya
Diego Valazquez
Joaquin Sorollo
Bastida

Note - The rare books library maintains 15,000 books printed before 1700 including a first edition of Don Quixote
What and where is the Campbell Apartment?
Tycoon John W campbells' 1920's private office and salon in Grand Central Station which has been fully restored to its original splendor, and reborn as a cocktail lounge
Who sold Manhattan to the Dutch? (be specific)
Algonquin Lenape Indians, Wappinger federation
Who made the purchase of Manhattan from the Indians?
Dutchman Peter Minuit
Where is the apt where Audrey Hepburn's blind character from "Wait unitl Dark" lived?
Greenwich Village
What is the new elevated park called?
where is it located?
The High Line

The 1.5 Mile Park is on the West side of Manhattan from Gansevoort St in the Meatpacking District to W 34th St bet 10th & 11th Avenues
What was the old elevated 9th Ave railroad called?
9th Ave Elevated
Describe the residents of the Lower East Side (LES):
Oldest immigrant NYC neighborhoods. Originally Irish, Italisan, Polish, Ukranians
AKA Little Germany
Currently home to Puerto Ricans & Dominicans
What type of architecture can be found in LES?
Greek Revival & Italinate
Where is the Hispanic Society of America located?
613 W 155th St
What famous artists worked at the Hispanic Society of America?
(5 artists)
El Greco
Francisco Goya
Diego Valazquez
Joaquin Sorollo
Bastida

Note - The rare books library maintains 15,000 books printed before 1700 including a first edition of Don Quixote
What and where is the Campbell Apartment?
Tycoon John W campbells' 1920's private office and salon in Grand Central Station which has been fully restored to its original splendor, and reborn as a cocktail lounge
Who sold Manhattan to the Dutch? (be specific)
Algonquin Lenape Indians, Wappinger federation
Who made the purchase of Manhattan from the Indians?
Dutchman Peter Minuit
What was the price when Manhattan was sold to the Dutch?
$24 in items that would have been useful to the Indians.

Note They Indians would not have perceived the deal as an exchange of ownership since they did not understand the concept of land ownership
Approximately how many people pass thru Grand Central Station daily?
750,000 as per the internet
500,000 as per the exam
Where is Grand Central Station Located?
42nd St and Park Ave
Who funds public arts in the subway?
MTA Arts for Transit (Metropolitan Transit Authority)
what is the oldest Jewish newspaper?
Jewish Daily Forward also called The Forvitz
What is the Salmagundi Club?
Describe the club?
Where is the club located?
A club for artists (not night club).

Only surviving mansion - on Natl Reg of Historic Places

Lower 5th Ave in Greenwich Village
Name some of the Salmagundi Club's famous artists
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Charles Dana Gibson
John LaFarge
Stanford White
What is the 21 Club?

Where is it located
A bar that was the most upscale speakeasy during prohibition

21 W 52nd St
What did the law of 1879 concerning tenement construction affect in terms of architecture?
Required that windows face a source of fresh air to combat the dumbbell style construction
In what museum would you find 2 surviving Dutch farm houses?
Brooklyn Museum
Who originally owned the Dutch farm houses in the Brooklyn Museum?
Jan Martense Schenk & nicholas Schenk
Where can buses stop when picking up or discharging passengers?
while actively discharging or loading passengers, buses MAY stop in:
No Parking, No standing, No standing-Except Trucks loading & unloading zones.
NOTE - buses may NOT stop in a no stopping zone, red zone bus lanes, or bus stops
Name 8-10 streets in the new "Thru-Street" program
36th & 37th Streets
45th & 46th Streets
49th & 50th Streets
53rd & 54th Streets
not 57th & 58th or
59th & 60th Streets
What is the most convenient subway line to get to the Bronx Zoo?
Seventh Ave Express #2
What is the most convenient subway to get to the Brooklyn Museum?
Seventh Ave Express #2 or #3 to Eastern Parkway
What subway line (in the list given on the test) does not stop at the Times Square 42nd Street stop?
A,B,C,D,E,F,G,J,L,M,V,Z, 4,5 OR 6

NOT - N,Q,R,S,W,1,2,3,OR 7
What is BAM?
Brooklyn Academy of Music
What housing development helped to bring Blacks to settle in Harlem?
As the subway extended to North Manhattan, St. Phillips Epsicopal bought 10 row houses on 135th St. In 1094?? real estate developer Philip Payton Jr, took over management of the abandoned buildings and guaranteed high rents to landlords if they rented to Blacks.
Who founded, bulit & lead Harlem's AME Zion Methodist Church?
Peter Williams, a former slave
George W Foster, architect
James Varick, first bishop 1796
Who was involved in building Riverside Church?
Henry Pelton & Charles Collens Desginers

James Renwick Architect

John D Rockefeller, Jr Funding
Rev Harry Emerson Fosdick, Leader
When was the Riverside Church built?
1927
What area was it built?
Morningside heights
What population areas of Europe were reduced as a result of the 1924 Immigration Act?
Southern & Eastern Europeans - ie - immigrant quotas
When did all 5 boroughs become part of the Greater New York (NYC)
1898
In what borough is the Belmont area of italians and Albanians?
Bronx
What is dim sum?
Wide range of light Chinese dishes served with tea
What is a bialy?
Polish breach wich a center of onions, garlic or poppy seed ( a flat bagel)
What is a batido?
Cuban smoothie or shake
What is babaganoush?
Middle Eastern dish or eggplant and tahini
What is kim chi?
Korean spicy fermented cabbage
What is solomagundi stew?
A stew of British orginmade famous at the Salmagundi Club (pirates stew)
What is naan?

What is the bread called when it is fried?
Indian flat bread

Poori
What is the difference between HAL-AL cuisine and KOSHER cuisine?
Hal-Al cuisine is food prepared and cooked according to Islamic law. Kosher cuisine is food prepared and cooked according to Jewish law.
What is the name of an early black settlement in Brooklyn purchased by African American freedmen in 1838?
Weeksville now in Bedford-stuyvesant (sty-va-son)
Where was the 1st & oldest community of free African-Americans in New York (and in the US) located?
Sandy Ground, Staten Island

Note - land was purchased by freed blacks when slavery was abolished on July 4th 1827
Where is the memorial fountain for Ida and Isidor Straus, a marrie couple that stayed together in the sinking of the Titanic?
Broadway at W 106th St in Straus Park
Where is the NEXT WAVE Festival held each year
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Why is the Jewish congregation "The New Commandment Keepers" unique?
Sect of Black Ethiopian Jews that believe they are a part of the lost tribes of Israel
What is the name of the garden at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens that is famous for its Higan cherry trees?
Japanese Hill and Pond Garden
Where is a revolutionary war monument which honors some 11,500 patriots who died aboard British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War?
prisons Ships Martyrs Monument in Ft Greene Park Brooklyn