New York City Trivia #2

If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. Answer these questions about New York City.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
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What was the original name of New York City?
New Amsterdam
Which of the five boroughs has the lowest population?
Staten Island
What does the A stand for in MOMA?
What is a bodega?
a Convenience Store
What street is famous for its musical theaters?
The Knicks are an NBA team that play in New York. What is Knicks short for?
What river flows through Albany and New York City?
Hudson River
What New York buildings were the tallest in the world from 1931 to 1970?
Empire State Building
Chrysler Building
What New York rapper was killed while visiting Los Angeles in 1997?
The Notorious B.I.G.
What Brooklyn neighborhood is often considered to be the center of "hipster" culture?
What "island", actually a peninsula, is famous for its amusement park rides?
Coney Island
What political boss was synonymous with Tammany Hall corruption?
Boss Tweed
What park, opened in 2009, was built on a former elevated railway track?
High Line
What two commercial airports are located within the city?
John F. Kennedy
What type of music was the music club CBGB known for in the 1980s?
What is the largest park in Manhattan?
Central Park
What Ivy League university is located in New York City?
What ingredient is featured in Manhattan clam chowder, but shunned
in New England clam chowder?
Level 77
Aug 30, 2018
I believe that river flows in the opposite direction or it would be a very odd river indeed.
Level ∞
Aug 30, 2018
Fixed :)
Level 70
Sep 5, 2018
I don't know how the original question was worded, but in reality, the Hudson is largely a tidal river- it reverses flow temporarily as far up as Troy, just north of Albany. Not that this changes what you'd consider the source vs. outflow.
Level 48
Jan 1, 2019
For anyone interested,
Level 74
Aug 30, 2018
I kept trying Knickerbocker and various other spellings but always left of the (s). Very frustrating.
Level 73
Oct 21, 2018
I couldn't get "Hogg" out of my mind once it entered that space...
Level 75
Jan 1, 2019
Coney Island was a true island until the early 20th century when they connected it to Long Island by land fill.
Level 73
Jan 2, 2019
Ironically, CBGB originally stood for Country, BlueGrass, and Blues.
Level 66
Jan 2, 2019
I'm about three blocks away from the Chrysler building, but apparently I can't spell it! No "t" after s, harsh but fair. Not accepting "deli" for "bodega," on the other hand...
Level 37
Mar 12, 2020
A bodega can be considered a deli I suppose, except that it also sells canned goods, paper towels, detergent, toilet tissue, personal hygiene items and other non-perishable whereas a deli usually only sells sandwiches and drinks.
Level 80
Feb 8, 2024
Bodega isn't a deli.
Level 55
Mar 12, 2020
As a New Yorker, bodega and corner store are synonymous, please accept corner store
Level 54
Jul 1, 2024
I put corner store as well!
Level 50
Apr 28, 2020
Fun Fact technically the Statue of Liberty in New Jersey not New York (if it wasn't federally owned by new york)
Level 87
May 11, 2023
Federally owned by New York?
Level 55
Sep 7, 2020
Manhattan born and raised, didn't even know there was such a thing as Manhattan clam chowder
Level 91
Nov 11, 2021
New Yorkers couldn't care less about the difference between Manhattan and New England clam chowders. We New Englanders are obsessed with it. The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has poisoined our minds.
Level 68
Mar 3, 2021
You could probably add WTC to the tallest buildings list.
Level 81
Oct 14, 2022
Why not accept the three-letter code for both airports?