intersection 06.18.10

the skint

Our occasional trivia challenge. Answers will be posted on our website at noon today. 

Q: Where is Transmitter Park and why the odd name?
A: It's in Greenpoint on the former site of WNYC's radio tower.

Q: The following notable musical events all happened in which year?
- Pavarotti debuts at the Met
- Fillmore East opens
- Placido Domingo makes Carnegie Hall debut
- Bobby Short first appears at Cafe Carlyle
- The Boys Choir of Harlem founded
A: 1968

Q: It was America's oldest lager brewer, the longest operating brewery in NYC, and the last brewery in the city when it closed in 1976. Its name?
A: F. and M. Schaefer Brewing Company

Q: List the boroughs in order from largest to smallest populations.
A: 1) Brooklyn 2) Queens 3) Manhattan 4) Bronx 5) Staten Island

Q: What was fashion designer James Coviello's specialty before launching his womenswear line in 2000?
A: Hat maker

Q: Name the new(ish) restaurant reviewer for the NY Times.
a) Sam Sifton b) Saffy Monsoon c) Swifty Lazar d) Samantha Bee e) Sam Edelman
A: Sam Sifton

Q: Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday is being celebrated this year; name the first produced Broadway show for which he wrote both lyrics and music.
a) Gypsy b) Follies c) Destry Rides Again d) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum e) Whoop-Up
A: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Q: When was the last fox hunt held in NYC?
a) 1960 b) 1877 c) 1937 d) There have never been fox hunts in NYC
A: 1877

Q: The father of which movie and theater actress came up with the idea for The Today Show?
A: Sigourney Weaver

Q: Until two years ago, who was the 17th-floor tenant of the Lipstick Building (3rd and 53rd)?
A: Bernie Madoff

Today on Wish You Were Here:
Gellért Baths

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.

10th annual bicycle film festival = screenings, parties, a street party, more! anthology film archives, free-$9.99. [fri-sun]

staunch: the second annual grey gardens festival celebrates all things edie (big and little). maysles institute, $10/event, $30/pass. [fri-sun]

exhibition of 50 of andy warhol's late paintings includes artwork from his last supper series and his collaborations with basquiat. plus, curator joseph ketner lecture/q+a sat 2pm. brooklyn museum, $10. [fri-9/12]

king lou reed and queen laurie anderson join the procession down coney's surf ave for the 27th annual mermaid parade (free). stay 'til 6pm to get your minor league baseball fix for a fraction of the cost of the majors at the brooklyn cyclones first home game ($8-16). bonus: fireworks! [sat 2pm, 6pm]

the billy's bakery tribeca location turns one, celebrates with $1 cupcakes [sun-mon]

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