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Geography and History of New York City on a Map

How much do you know about the 5 boroughs of New York City? Good luck have fun! :D
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Islands and Boroughs
Largest borough and the third most diverse county in the U.S
Queens
Island also known as Richmond County which was once part of New Jersey
Staten Island
Island home to Wall Street and the U.N Headquarters
Manhattan
Most populated borough also known as Kings County
Brooklyn
Only non-island borough, which is majority Hispanic
Bronx
Fortified island in the New York Harbor with many chestnut trees
Governors Island
Island in the Long Island Sound which had Nike missiles stationed on it
Hart Island
Island split between New York and New Jersey where immigrants were processed
Ellis Island
 
 
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Battles
American Revolutionary battle which resulted in the British capture of New York City
Battle of Long Island
Battle in Morningside Heights as part of the New York and New Jersey campaign
Battle of Harlem Heights
Patriot defeat in the modern day Washington Heights neighbourhood
Battle of Fort Washington
British naval landing and defeat for George Washington
Landing at Kip's Bay
 
 
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Religious Places
Oldest Anglican building in New York City named after one of the Twelve Apostles
Saint James Church
Parish church located in Broadway which was at one point the tallest building in the United States
Trinity Church
Neo-Gothic cathedral designed by James Renwick Jr. completed 1878
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
 
 
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Bodies of Water
Estuary whose name derives from the Lenape word 'Yameco'
Jamaica Bay
Body of water which was historically the centre of maritime activities in New York City
East River
Longest river in New Jersey where US Airways Flight 1549 landed
Hudson River
Tidal strait separating Upper New York Bay from Lower New York Bay
The Narrows
 
 
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Buildings
Art Deco style office building climbed by King Kong in 1933
Empire State Building
Largest museum in the Americas, also known as 'The Met'
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tallest building in the Americas, designed by David Childs
One World Trade Center
Busiest railway station in the Americas, located below Madison Square Garden
Penn Station
 
 
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Town Squares
Intersection where one can find the statues of George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette and Mahatma Gandhi
Union Square
Plaza where the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch is located
Grand Army Plaza
Commercial junction where the New Year's Eve ball drop occurs
Times Square
 
 
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Airports
Second busiest airport in New York City named after a former mayor of the city
LaGuardia Airport
Sixth busiest airport in the United States formerly known as Idlewild Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
 
 
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Culture
Chewy food of Jewish origin boiled in water with barley malt
New York–Style Bagel
Breakfast or brunch dish usually containing an English muffin with Canadian bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce
Eggs Benedict
Appetiser salad consisting of grapes, walnuts, apples, celery and mayonnaise which was created in a hotel
Waldorf Salad
Supernatural comedy franchise which started in the 1980s where the protagonists use equipment such as 'proton packs'
Ghostbusters
Psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese set after the Vietnam War
Taxi Driver
Tragedy novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald set in the Jazz Age
The Great Gatsby
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Parks
Park where Battle Pass is located, and the last forest in its borough
Prospect Park
Most visited urban park, where one can find Strawberry Fields and Cleopatra's Needle
Central Park
Public park with a old-growth forest and the Shorakapok Preserve
Inwood Hill Park
The largest park in New York City containing the Rodman's Neck peninsula
Pelham Bay Park
Park located along the Hell Gate strait which contains the city's largest pool
Astoria Park
Park named after a Dutch family, with the oldest public golf course in the U.S.
Van Cortlandt Park
 
 
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Landmarks or Monuments
Copper statue given by France owned by the National Park Service
Statue of Liberty
Spherical steel globe located in Flushing Meadows Park
Unisphere
Bronze statue of an animal symbolising financial prosperity
Charging Bull
Eccentric Ferris wheel on Coney Island
Wonder Wheel
 
 
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Bridges
Busiest motor vehicle bridge in the world and fourth longest suspension bridge in the U.S.
George Washington Bridge
Bridge spanning across the Kill Van Kull connecting New Jersey to New York City
Bayonne Bridge
Complex of bridge which links three borough together
Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
 
 
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Forts
Bastion fort on an New York Harbor island formerly named after a Founding Father
Fort Jay
Abandoned fort which used to be the longest continually guarded fort in the United States
Fort Wadsworth
Fort on the Rockaway Peninsula built during World War I
Fort Tilden
 
 
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Stadiums
MLB stadium which is the home ballpark to the New York Mets
Citi Field
Ninth largest baseball stadium in the world, nicknamed 'The House That Jeter Built'
Yankee Stadium
Indoor arena in Pacific Park, home to the 'Nets' NBA team
Barclays Center
 
 
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People
Lead singer of Aerosmith nicknamed the 'Demon of Screamin'
Steven Tyler
Stand-up comedian who came up with the 'seven dirty words'
George Carlin
Nobody builds walls better than this person, believe him
Donald Trump
Filmmaker who directed 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' and 'Annie Hall'
Woody Allen
Basketball player most often associated with the Chicago Bulls, achieving six NBA championships
Michael Jordan
Defining 70s and 80s musician with such tracks and 'Uptown Girl' and 'We Didn't Start the Fire'
Billy Joel
Cinematographer and director of 'The Shining' whose works inspired Star Wars
Stanley Kubrick
Leading investor of the railroad industry and one of the richest Americans in history
Cornelius Vanderbilt
26ᵗʰ president of the United States and founder of the Progressive "Bull Moose" Party
Theodore Roosevelt
Senator of Vermont, self-described as a democratic socialist
Bernie Sanders
Gangster during the Prohibition era, nicknamed 'Scarface'
Al Capone
'Ladies love' this rapper, hip hop artist and actor
LL Cool J
Democrat Senate majority leader and New York Senator from 1999 until now
Charles Schumer
Musical partner of Paul Simon known for 'Mrs. Robinson' and 'Bridge over Troubled Water'
Art Garfunkel
 
 
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Nicknames
The City That Never Sleeps.
The Big Apple
The Empire City
4 Comments
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2023
Nice quiz, could you maybe include Metropolitan and World Trade Center as type-ins?
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Level 65
Oct 21, 2023
Both have been added, thanks for the feedback!
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Level 78
Apr 10, 2024
Al Capone doesn't work if you just type in the last name
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Level 65
Apr 10, 2024
Fixed it!