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MUG's monthly quiz.

Q: Why are the Mets called the Mets?
A: After their corporate name, the New York Metropolitan Baseball Club.

Q: What is Clement Clarke Moore best known for?
A: Writing A Visit from St. Nicholas (aka Twas the Night Before Christmas)

Q: Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is married to Charles Askegard. What does Mr. Askegard do for a living?
A: He's a principal dancer in the NYC Ballet.

Q: Where was chef David Bouley born?a) Riquewihr, France b) Storrs, Connecticut c) Mississauga, Canada d) Avignon, France e) Ashtabula, Ohio
A: b) Storrs, Connecticut

Q: How many tons of garbage do the city and private carting companies collect each day?
A: 25,000 tons.

Q: The Great Wall of China used to be the largest man-made structure (in cubic feet) in the world. It's now number two. What's number one?
A: Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island.

Q:Cosmopolitan magazine started in what year?a) 1886 b) 1965 c) 1946
A: a) 1886

Q: Where was the first escalator used? a) As a Coney Island ride b) In Gimbel's department store c) At a IRT subway station
A: a) As a Coney Island ride.

Q: She is a native New Yorker, the daughter of the late John Simmons, a jazz bassist who played with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holliday, Benny Goodman, and Nat King Cole.
A: Local NBC anchor Sue Simmons.

Q: Record 24-hour snowfall in New York? a) 25.8 inches b) 28.3 inches c) 38.1 inches
A: a) 25.8 inches

Q: Highly esteemed jewelry designer Ted Muehling recently created a line of objects in glass for what company?
A: Steuben

Q: For a time, it was the tallest building in the world. It had an observation deck on the 58th floor. And its nickname is the Cathedral of Commerce. What is it?
A: Woolworth Building

Gianfranco Ferre, 560 7th [40th]. Clothing and accessories at up to 75% off, 12/19-12/22. Su-Tu 9-6:30pm, We 9-5.

Hudson Bagels, 502 Hudson 212.367.8809. From a reader: "Hand-rolled and small, pricey (1 buck) but worth it—the lines are out the door every morning."

Bobcats Broadway Artisans Gallery, 441 W. 49th [9th/10th] 212.315.5126, is a new shop started by costume designer and wardrobe supervisor Rob Bevenger. All the items in the shop—knitwear, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and home accessories—are handmade by hyper-talented Broadway (as well as TV and film) performers, technicians, and designers. There's nothing else in town quite like it.

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