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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Answers to our New York City Trivia Stumpers

As promised, here are the answers to the 10 NYC Trivia stumpers that we posed the other day. How well did you do? We have even more questions up our sleeve we may post down the road.

1) Which section of New York would be the Fourth Largest City in America - after Chicago, Los Angeles, and the rest of NYC – if it stood on its own as an independent city? Brooklyn

2) In 2009 and again in 2011, an odor drifting over from the Frutarom flavor factoryin North Bergen, New Jersey, made parts of New York City smell like what? Maple Syrup

3) Who played the very last concert at Shea Stadium? Billy Joel
4)  In the last five years, two professional New York City based sports teams have won National Championships. Who were they? The New York Giants (Twice) and The Yankees 
5) Who was “Client 9” better known as? Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer
6) In 1626, people from WHICH country purchased Manhattan Island from the Lenape Native Americans for 60 guilders (about $500 in today's currency)? Dutch/ The Netherlands

7) According to NYC eccentric Jimmy McMillan what is “too damn high”? The Rent!
8) Which actor made a bizarre appearance on David Letterman in 2009 that later turned out to be a hoax as part of his film “I’m Still Here”? Joaquin Phoenix

9) Which NYC annual event attracts around 2.5 million spectators & over 40 million television viewers each year? Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

10) What is Blue Ivy Carter’s claim to fame? Beyonce and Jay Z's Kid

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