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Name the 2 SI Ferry Terminals

Whitehall St - Manhattan


St. George - Staten Island


Na

Name the 4 Eastbound Midtown Thru Streets

36th, 46th, 50th, 54th

Name the 5 Westbound Midtown Thru Streets

37th, 45th, 49th, 53rd, 60th

What Times are Midtown Thru Streets Enforced?

10AM - 6PM

Name the 3 most prominent buildings of Lincoln Centre

Metropolitan Opera House


Avery Fisher Hall


New York State Theater

The NY State Theater is also known as this since its renovation

David H Koch Theater

What 2 organizations perform at the NY State Theater?

NYC Ballet


NYC Opera

Where does the NY Philharmonic perform?

Avery Fisher Hall

The Sailor's Retirement Community is in which neighborhood, borough?

Snug Harbor, SI

What is the largest public park in NYC?

Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx


2772 Acres

Name 3 features of Van Cortland Park

Biggest freshwater lake in NYC,


Van Cortland House Museum,


Old Croton Aqueduct Hiking Trail

Name the 3rd Largest Park in NYC

Van Cortland Park, The Bronx


1186 Acres

Name the 4th largest park in NYC

Flushing Meadow Park, Queens


897 Acres

Who designed Prospect Park?

Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux

What year did Prospect Park open?

1867

What is the main feature of The Cloisters?

Art from 5 Medieval European Abbeys

Where is the Children's Museum of Manhattan located?

W 83rd St

Where is the Frick Collection located?

5th Ave betw 70th & 71st Sts

Who is not admitted inside the Frick Collection?

Children under 10

Where is Museum Mile?

5th Ave betw 82nd & 105th Sts

What year did the Metropolitan Museum of Art open?

1870

What year did the American Museum of Natural History open?

1869

Name 5 famous artists whose work is featured in the Museum of Modern Art

Matisse, Gaugin, Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne

Where is the Museum of Modern Art located?

53rd St betw 5th & 6th Aves

Who designed the Guggenheim Museum building?

Frank Lloyd Wright

What year did Central Park open? What year was it completed?

1857


1873

Name 5 famous artists whose work is featured in the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian, Chagall, Picasso

Name 4 artistic movements represented in the Guggenheim Museum

Impressionism


Post Impressionism


Early Modernism


Contemporary

Where is the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum located?

5th Ave & 88th St

Who designed Central Park?

Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux

Name 5 famous burials in Woodlawn Cemetery

FW Woolworth


Herman Melville


Robert Moses


Fiorello LaGuardia


Oliver Belmont

Name 5 famous burials in Greenwood Cemetery

Boss Tweed


DeWitt Clinton


Leonard Bernstein


Louis Comfort Tiffany


William Chase

Name 7 famous artists whose work is featured in the Brooklyn Museum

Webber, Rothko, Hopper, Rockwell, Homer, Degas, O'Keefe

What architectural style is the Brooklyn Museum building?

Beaux Arts

Who designed the Whitney Museum of American Art building?

Marcel Breuer

Where is the Whitney Museum of American Art located?

Madison Ave & 75th St

Where is El Museo del Barrio located?

5th Ave & 104th St

Where is the Museum of Modern Art located?

53rd St betw 5th & 6th Aves

Where is the New Museum of Contemporary Art located?

Bowery betw Stanton & Rivington Sts

When is the New Museum of Contemporary Art free?

Thursdays 7-10PM

What was NYC's first museum?

The New York Historical Society

Where is the Museum of the City of New York located?

5th Ave & 103rd St

Where is the main location of the NY Transit Museum?

Court St Station, Brooklyn

What is the architectural style of the Tenement Museum building?

Italianate

Where is the Tenement Museum located?

97 Orchard St

Where is the George Gustav Heye Center located?

1 Bowling Green

What is the architectural style of the George Gustav Heye Center building? What was the building originally?

Beaux Arts


US Customs House

Where is the Museum of Jewish Heritage located?

36 Battery Pl

Where is the Morgan Library located?

Madison Ave & 36th St

What does the Rubin Museum specialize in?

Himalayan and Tibetan Art

Where is the Rubin Museum located?

17th St betw 6th & 7th Aves

Name 2 Smithsonian Museums in NYC

George Gustav Heye Center


Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Which museum houses the world's largest collection of decorative arts?

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Which NYC museum features exhibits on Quilts and Quilt Making, and the art of self-taught artists?

American Folk Art Museum

Which NYC museum features exhibits on Quilts and Quilt Making, and the art of self-taught artists?

American Folk Art Museum

What routes must NYC tour bus drivers travel along except when local bus routes or other roads are needed?

NYC Truck Routes

Which buses are prohibited in the Financial District?

All buses over 30 feet

Name 5 important works of E.B. White

Strunk & White's Style Guide


The Elements of Style


Charlotte's Web


Stuart Little


Trumpet of the Sun

Which NYC author is most associated with the Harlem Renaissance?

Langston Hughes

Who wrote House of Mirth?

Edith Wharton

Which NYC poet and Journalist is known as the Father of the Free Verse?

Walt Whitman

William Sydney Parks is better known as...?

O. Henry

Which 3 publications frequently published stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Saturday Evening Post


Esquire


Collier's

Where is the Museum of the Moving Image located?

35th Ave in Astoria

Where must tour bus drivers leave NYC truck routes?

At the neatest intersection to their destination

NYC tour bus operators must carry a document with what information?

Point of origin


Destination


Streets planned to take

Which buses can park at WTC?

Only those registered for the 9/11 Memorial with a permit obtained from DOT

What is considered Lower Manhattan for the purposes of tour bus rules?

Below Chambers St

When is the only time tour buses are allowed to idle and for how long?

Below 40 degrees F


3 minutes

When is the only time tour buses are allowed to idle and for how long?

Below 40 degrees F


3 minutes

How long are buses allowed to park at meters in Lower Manhattan? How must they pay? How much?

3 hour max


Pay by CC or NYC Parking Card


$20/hr

Where are Arts For Transit Light Box Exhibits found?

Grand Central Terminal


42nd St - Bryant Park


Bowling Green


Atlantic Ave

What does MUNY stand for?

Music Under New York

Name 4 Important works by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


Rip Van Winkle


A History of New York


Salamagundi

Name 3 important works by Jack Finney

The Body Snatchers


Time and Again


From Time to Time

What was Paule Marshall's first novel?

Brown Girl, Brownstones

What is the architectural style of the block of Greenwich Village town houses know as "The Row"?

Greek Revival

Who designed the Washington Memorial Arch? Where is it located?

Stanford White


Washington Square Park

What happened on March 25th, 1911 on the current site of the NYU Brown Building?

The Triangle Shirt-waist Company fire

Sculptor Neil Estern cast the bronze figure of this former mayor in 1993.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia

The bronze statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Sq was created by this sculptor.

Giovanni Turini

This original geographical feature of Manhattan still flows below the streets of Greenwich Village.

Minetta Brook

Who was the first American-born saint of the Catholic Church?

Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton

George Segal is the creator of this bronze sculpture group in Christopher Park.

Gay Liberation

The annual Gay Pride Parade commemorates this event that started on Christopher St in June 1969.

The Stonewall riots

The Jefferson Market Library building is in what architectural style?

Victorian Gothic

This "single most important document in NYC's development" created Manhattan's street grid plan.

Commissioner's Plan of 1811

The Puck Building on Lafayette St is built in which architectural style?

Romanesque Revival

The Old Merchant's House Museum at 29 E 4th Street is an example of which architectural style?

Greek Revival

Name 3 statues by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in NYC.

Peter Cooper, Cooper Sq



Gen. William T. Sherman, southeast corner of CP



Adm. David Farragut, Madison Sq Park

This marble and gilded bronze monument by is located at the Merchant's Gate of Central Park (59th St at Columbus Circle.

USS Maine National Monument

This oldest church building and oldest public building in NYC was completed in 1766.

St. Paul's Chapel

This architect (and firm) is credited with the re-design of the current WTC 1.

David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

In what year were zoning laws first introduced establishing setback requirements for buildings?

1916

The current Trinity Church building dates to what year and was designed by whom?

1846


Richard Upjohn

NYC's first park, this was the site of the statue of King George III torn down by patriots on July 9, 1776.

Bowling Green

This un-sanctioned statue by sculptor Arturo DiModica and cast by Domenico Ranieri stands at the north end of Bowling Green.

Charging Bull

This sculpture, once located in the plaza of the WTC, was damaged on 9/11, and since relocated to Battery Park. Who was the artist?

Sphere, by Fritz Koenig

This monument in Battery Park consists of a group of 4 bronze figures, on of which is in the water and barely visible at high tide.

American Merchant Marine Memorial

This National Monument was built in 1807 as a fortification to protect the harbor.

Castle Clinton

In what year did Peter Minuit make his famous purchase from the natives?

1626

In what year was New Amsterdam ceded to the English, becoming New York?

1664

This "modern day Crystal Palace", partially destroyed on 9/11 but now refurbished, contains 16 palm trees from the Mojave Desert.

The Winter Garden

The 30+ little bronze sculptures found in the W 14th St-8th Ave subway station of the A,C,E and L lines are by which sculptor?

Tom Otterness

Schermerhorn Row, the centerpiece of the South Street Seaport Historic District, is the only surviving commercial block in the city built in these architectural styles.

Georgian-Federal


Greek Revival

The building that houses Fraunces Tavern, although a 20th century re-creation, is an excellent example of this architectural style (inspired by the North-Italian Renaissance as applied by the architect Palladio).

Georgian

Which street is disproportionately wide due to the canal to the East River that existed in its place until filled in in 1676 due to pollution.

Broad Street

The NYSE building is of which architectural style?

Classic-style

This finest example of the Greek Revival-style building was completed in 1842 as the US Customs House on the site of NY's second City Hall.

Federal Hall National Memorial

The statue of Washington on the steps of Federal Hall is by what sculptor?

John Quincy Adams Ward

Why is there not a single structure left in Manhattan dating from the 17th Century?

The Great Fire of 1835

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is built in which architectural style?

Neo-Renaissance (it looks like a Florentine palazzo)

The Municipal Building was built in 1914 by this firm.

McKim, Mead & White

This 25 ft tall gilded statue by this sculptor sits atop the Municipal Building.

Civic Fame


Adolph A. Weinman

The Woolworth Building was designed by this architect.

Cass Gilbert

A statue of this patriot by Frederick MacMonnies (1893) is located in a restricted area of City Hall Park.

Nathan Hale

The Italianate villa that sits back to back with City Hall is familiarly known as this.

Tweed Court-house

This building built in 1811 in a French Renaissance-Georgian style was designed by Joseph F. Mangin and John McComb Jr.

City Hall