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Our monthly NYC trivia quiz.

Q:The Public Theater is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season. Who founded the Public?
A: Joseph Papp

Q:Who or what is Tuleh? a) Lower East Side bar b) NYC clothing line c) gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood d) a hybrid herb developed for David Bouley e) new street drug
A: NYC clothing line

Q:From Edward Binney and Harold Smith's NYC company located on Fulton Street came one of the most popular and colorful pastimes for kids. What was it that the company first produced in 1903?
A: Crayola crayons

Q:"I got a hundred bucks says my baby beats Pete's baby. I just think genetics are in my favor." What sports great once made the boast?
A: Andre Agassi

Q:Which Manhattan neighborhood is Weehawken Street in?
A: (far) West Village

Q:Who created the one-star-to-four-star restaurant rating system for the NY Times?
A: Craig Claiborne

Q:Mariska Hargitay, the fabulous actress who plays Olivia Benson on "Law and Order: SVU," is the daughter of what Hollywood bombshell?
A: Jayne Mansfield (by the way, we had Ms. Hargitay's name misspelled on the email — apologies.)

Q:This electronic/punk/prog rock Brooklyn band is touring now with Franz Ferdinand. Last year, they won the Shortlist Prize that honors album creativity, beating out Franz Ferdinand, Wilco, Nellie McKay, and others. What's the band? a) Sam Champion b) Ball and Chain c) TV on the Radio
A: TV on the Radio (performing, incidentally, at Union Pool on Sunday night. 718.609.0484)

Q:There's a legal limit to how far can flights from LaGuardia go. How many miles are flights allowed to fly non-stop from LGA?
A: 1500 miles.
We told you about the M.R line of jewelry back in April. We wrote, "There's a lot of attractive jewelry out there so it doesn't happen often that we flip over a line. For M.R, we flipped." Today's style.com agrees. They call Rainer Facklam "the new maestro of organic jewelry."

Katrina Relief Efforts
SushiSamba donates 1% of their food and beverage sales for the month of September to the Red Cross National Disaster Fund.

New York Kids Respond! is a day of events to benefit Katrina victims. It's sponsored by Time Out New York, Sons + Daughters, and America's Second Harvest. Details here.

R. Nichols is donating 50% of proceeds on sales on his terrific New Orleans notecards to the NOLA Humane Society. Details.

Jazz at Lincoln Center has a fantastic, genre-crossing lineup for their Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert that takes place on September 17th. Details.

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