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Mayors of New York City

Can you name the people to serve as mayor of New York City since 1934?
Quiz by joez
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Last updated: January 4, 2022
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First submittedOctober 27, 2016
Times taken7,108
Average score41.7%
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Term
Answer
2022–
Eric Adams
2014–2021
Bill de Blasio
2002–2013
Michael Bloomberg
1994–2001
Rudy Giuliani
1990–1993
David Dinkins
1978–1989
Ed Koch
Term
Answer
1974–1977
Abraham Beame
1966–1973
John Lindsay
1954–1965
Robert Wagner Jr.
1950–1953
Vincent Impellitteri
1946–1950
William O'Dwyer
1934–1945
Fiorello LaGuardia
22 Comments
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Level 56
Jul 21, 2017
A bit weird how a lot ofpeople know about Bloomberg and Giuliani, but a lot less know who is the incumbent mayor of New York City is, at the same time.
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Level 82
Jul 21, 2017
Got the most recent 3. Have heard of 2 others that I missed.
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Level 64
Jul 21, 2017
How did I miss Wagner? He was the guy when I was little and it seemed like he was the only mayor NY ever had.
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Level 83
Jul 22, 2017
Thank you Seinfeld for helping me with Dinkins.
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Level 89
Jan 6, 2022
Then you should have gotten Giuliani too?! ;)
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Level 37
Aug 1, 2017
lol when giuliani is the only one i know
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Level 37
Jun 20, 2018
Knew who he was, but couldn't spell Impellitteri to save my life!
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Level 89
Aug 23, 2018
It pays to have an airport named after you.
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Level 93
Nov 13, 2019
Not so happy with my score of 9/11
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Level 93
Nov 13, 2019
There have actually been 109 mayors so far. Any reason it starts at 1934? Looks like current rules for election have applied since 1898. Adding in earlier mayors will avoid anyone having the score 9/11 (otherwise I guess we will have to wait until the next one comes in).
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Level 95
Dec 9, 2021
Independent of the start, quizmaster might want to add Eric Adams now to the end of the list...
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Level 83
Jan 4, 2022
Maybe because of the Tammany Hall? So the mayor wasn't actually running the city ...
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Level 69
Feb 27, 2023
It really should start at 1898. I was all ready to write in Van Wyck!
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Level 42
Jun 4, 2021
You misspelled the most recent Mayor: It's "de Blasio", not "DeBlasio".
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Level 85
Jan 4, 2022
Only got 5 - embarrassed I couldn't think of de Blasio, nor the new guy, Adams, who's obviously been in the news in recent days. From the right column, I only got the guy with an airport named after him.
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Level 83
Jan 4, 2022
de Blasio is pretty forgettable.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2022
de Blasio is remarkable. In a time of intense political partisanship, he managed to unite people of all ideologies against him. Liberal, conservative, progressive, Nazi. Everybody hated the guy. It was quite an accomplishment.
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2022
"Mecca means that a bunch of people come from around to meet there, which is true.

A bunch of people have come from all around the United States to meet [at MSG], and kick the Knicks' rear."

--Bill Burr, 2011

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Level 62
Jan 5, 2022
I only got 3 - I knew Koch because he was mayor when I was growing up in NJ, LaGuardia because of the airport, and Guliani because of 9/11.

But after the fact, I remembered Dinkins, Bloomberg, and DiBlasio.

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Level 62
Jan 19, 2022
I got all of the left column and the airport guy on the right (I had heard of only one other on the right). I remember Koch from the couple of years we lived in CT in the mid-80s. He later replaced Wapner on "The People's Court."

Separately, I was happy to hear de Blasio isn't running for governor.

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Level 71
Jan 16, 2022
Found a mistake in the quiz - de Blasio didn't pop up when I wrote in "s***head."
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2022
This is exactly how New Yorkers sound in my head lol.