intersection 08.13.10

the skint

Our occasional trivia challenge. Answers will be posted on our website at 1pm today. 

Q: In what year did Central Park first open for public use?
a) 1841 b) 1859 c) 1888
A: 1859

Q: Born in Ozone Park, 1948, this Tony-winning actress made her professional debut in 1958 (changing her last name of Lazzara), first appeared on Broadway in 1967, and is currently starring in a Broadway musical revival. Name her.
A: Bernadette Peters

Q: Which one of these was created in New York?
a) Borscht b) Vichyssoise c) Gazpacho
A: Vichyssoise

Q: JetBlue had a different name in the year before its actual first flight. What was it?
a) New Air b) JetEast c) BlueSkies d) Jeti
A: New Air

Q: If you're on Trotting Course Lane, what borough are you in?
A: Queens

Q: In what year did the Circle Line start circling?
a) 1945 b) 1965 c) 1985
A: 1945

Q: Which mayor of New York is/was the son of a bookkeeper at a dairy?
A: Mayor Bloomberg

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: The Schenck-Crooke House was built around 1675 in the Mill Basin area of Brooklyn. Where is the house now? 
A: The Brooklyn Museum

Today on Wish You Were Here:
Colman's Fish and Chips

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.

200+ companies perform at more than 20 venues: there's no excuse not to catch a show @ this year's fringe festival. $15 adv, $18 dos. [thru 8/29]

couples, get ready to pucker up and celebrate the 65th anniversary of the end of wwii and that kiss at the times sq kiss-in. the first 250 people get a sailor's cap or a rose to help set the scene. [sat 11am-2pm]

the kronos quartet perform with 14-member gamelan galak tika @ lincoln center's damrosh park bandshell, free. [fri 7:30pm]

rooftop films: doc. waste land follows brazilian artist vik muniz and his work featuring garbage pickers in largest landfill in the world. afterparty with free beer. el museo del barrio, $10. [sat 8pm]

shakespeare in the park presents a production of the capeman with music by paul simon @ the delacorte theater. free tix at the theater and online d.o.s. [sat-mon 8pm]

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