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Q: Why does the street sign (below) in Jackson Heights, at 35th Ave. and 81st St., have the small numbers on it?
Q: "Ten shirts, thirty pairs of stockings, ten guns, thirty bars of lead for balls, thirty pounds of powder, twelve coats, two pieces of duffil, thirty kettles, thirty hatchets, twenty-five hoes, and a case of knives and awls" got you what in 1657?
Q: In 1950, she wrote the original complaint in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case and a dozen years later became the first black woman to argue before the Supreme Court. Her name?
a) Zora Neale Hurston b) Constance Baker Motley c) Leila Ray Clark
Q: Born in the Bronx in 1915, this Pulitzer Prize-winning author's works include The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. His name?
Q: For the name of its invention, this Spring Street shop was issued a trademark earlier this year by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Class 30, which is for "Coffee, tea, cocoa and artificial coffee; rice; tapioca and sago; flour and preparations made from cereals; bread, pastry and confectionery; ices; sugar, honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt; mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice". What is it and who trademarked it?
Q: Horse Drawn Cabs at Evening. The artist?
a) Childe Hassam b) Camille Pissarro c) Peggy Cass
Q: What is Take Root?
a) A 12-seat, Michelin-starred restaurant in Carroll Gardens
b) Forthcoming Jason Robert Brown musical starring Steven Pasquale based on the movie Shampoo
c) Marina Abramović performance piece to open on the first day of spring in the sub-basement of MoMA
Q: These are the three most performed operas in Met history. Which is number one?
a) Carmen b) Aida c) La Boheme
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-sat 5-11pm: nyc's first festival of light illuminates dumbo's archway under the manhattan bridge and pearl street triangle with installations by international lighting designers, performance artists, and technologists. free.
fri 7pm: trinity church on wall street screens two film noir classics set in new york city: side street (fri) and the naked city (11/21). free.
sat 12-6pm (thru 1/31, closed sundays): the new york public library for the performing arts's new exhibition, 'broadway revealed', showcases stephen joseph's photographs of studios, designers, and workshops, revealing the process and complexity of creating theater. free.
sat 1pm: green-wood cemetery celebrates the life of luigi del bianco, chief carver of mount rushmore, with a free discussion by his grandson, lou. an optional $20 trolley tour featuring the work of other italian sculptors follows. rsvp required.
sat-sun 12-7pm: 27 brooklyn artists open their doors for the annual park slope / windsor terrace open studios. free.
sat-sun 6pm sat, 7pm sun: parks and recreation writer megan amram releases science…for her!, a satirical science textbook designed to look like a women's magazine. she's joined by humorist john hodgman at powerhouse arena on saturday (free), and by actress megan mullally at strand books on sunday (purchase of the book or a $15 gift card required).
thru 11/10: 80+ dealers bring original prints spanning all periods to the annual international fine print dealers association (ifpda) print fair. park avenue armory, $20 general, $10 students/seniors.