info 01.29.10

Plus: the skint

Answers to today's quiz will be posted on the website after 3pm.

Q: Ex Lax Inc., as shown on this building, is on which major thoroughfare?

a) Broadway b) Atlantic Avenue c) Bowery d) Canal Street
A: Atlantic Avenue

Q: What's the name of the character, loosely based on a local WABC anchor at the time, played by Gilda Radner?

a) Rose Ann Scamardella b) Roseanne Barr c) Roseanna-Roseanna d) Roseanne Roseannadanna
A: Roseanne Roseannadanna

Q: The man standing next to Martin Luther King, Jr., shaking Coretta Scott King's hand, was mayor of New York from 1954-1965. His name?

a) Fiorello La Guardia b) Ed Koch c) Robert Wagner, Jr. d) Joe Quimby e) Abe Beame
A: Robert Wagner, Jr.

Q: For about a year and a half this building, located at Broadway and Liberty, was the world's tallest. It was demolished in 1968. What's its name?
A: Singer Building

Q: That same year, 1968, this 'lost' neighborhood of Brooklyn was found. The remaining four houses, vestiges of the community built between 1840 and 1883 by free blacks in what is now Bed-Stuy, is called what?
A: Weeksville

Q: What was the name of the movie that Jenna, played by Jane Krakowski in 30 Rock, starred in – the one with a name that no one could understand or pronounce?
A: Rural Juror

Name the Hungarian-born designer of these crystal-laden handbags.
a) Judith Leiber b) Leiber and Stoller c) Stiller and Meara d) Mira Sorvino e) Lee Trevino
A: Judith Leiber

Q: The contestants on the second season of Drag Race on Logo, starting on Monday, will include Mystique Summers Madison, Pandora Boxx, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley. Who's the host? (Not pictured.)
A: RuPaul

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

ukes gone wild!one night. four strings. no limits. dozens of hot pluckers swarm as the ukulele cabaret takes over banjo jim's. [fri 8pm, 1 drink min]

the films in the dance on camera festival cover everything from cambodia to new york to classic disney animation. walter reade theater. [fri-tue, $11]

preview the vintage posters up for auction (winter sports, tourism, hunting, more) at swann auction galleries [sat, mon-thu, free]

get a free margherita pizza with purchase of 2 glasses of wine or beer at west village wine bar pasita [sundays 9-11pm]

there's a new kid on the block: the central park zoo welcomes a newborn mini-nubian goat. cute! $10

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