leisure 01.24.14

the skint

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Q: Including both the upper and lower levels, how many total lanes are there on the George Washington Bridge?

Q: Who is Sasheer Zamata?

Q: What's the coldest temperature ever recorded in Central Park?
a) -10 b) -15 c) -19 d) -23

Q: Next month, Colin Farrell stars in the film adaptation of the much-loved book Winter's Tale, set in NYC, published in 1983. Who is the author of the book?

Q: Etsy launched in what year?

Q: All the Way is a new drama opening on Broadway in March about the first year of LBJ's presidency. Who will play LBJ?
a) Tracy Letts b) John Lithgow c) Bryan Cranston d) Harvey Fierstein e) Tommy Lee Jones

Q: Atlas, Papillon, Gilt, Corton, The Elm… He's been the chef at all of them. Who is he?

Q: Before its move to Manhattan, Kleinfeld was located for decades in what Brooklyn neighborhood?

Q: Who said, "A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."
a) Eleanor Roosevelt b) Janette Sadik-Khan c) Ruth Madoff d) Bella Abzug

Q: What was the city's first municipal airport?

Q: What name was the Mayor before he changed it to Bill de Blasio?
a) Wally Cox b) William Wegman II c) Abner J. Mikva d) Warren Wilhelm, Jr. e) Moose Charlap

Answers to the quiz will be posted on our blog at 2pm today.

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.

fri 1, 2:30pm: be all fancy pants and learn how to lay a high-society table at the museum of the city of new york. free with $10 suggested museum admission.

fri-sat: filmmakers godfrey reggio (koyaanisqatsi, anima mundi) and jon kane do q+a (7pm) and introduce (9:45pm) screenings of their new philip glass-scored wordless portrait of our relationship with technology, visitors. landmark sunshine, $13/50.

fri-sun: score gorgeous books (slightly damaged and display copies) for 50-75% off at the taschen warehouse sale. 107 greene street, bet. prince and spring.

fri-sun: a free shuttle between the armory antique show ($20 adm.) and winter antiques show ($25 adm.) will alleviate the strain on your cold, cold feet.

sat 10am-6pm, sun 12-4pm: check out the 1,300 anonymously displayed postcard-sized works of art for sale ($85 each) at the 16th annual postcards from the edge show and sale to benefit visual aids. luhring augustine gallery (531 w. 24th st.). $5 suggested admission.

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