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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Quotable NYC

“When I go, I’ll take New Year’s Eve with me.” — Guy Lombardo

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ANSWER:

Enrico Caruso Congratulations to Theblogaboutbeautifulthings for getting the correct answer first! This was the last Trivia Tuesday question of the year. We will be back with more great questions and answers in 2016. The 2015 Trivia Tuesday champion is Maria France Lefebvre with five first correct answers! She is followed by Andrea with four and Jtuptown …

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QUESTION:

Aldo Mancusi of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, is the curator of a museum which his housed upstairs in his home. The museum is a collection of artifacts, devoted to the life and career of what legendary opera singer?

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Quotable NYC

“From the thundering underground – the maze of the New York subways – the world pours into Times Square.  Like lost souls emerging from the purgatory of the trains.” — John Rechy

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New York Is… Icons

While there are many undiscovered treasures and best-kept secrets in New York, millions of visitors come to the city in the hopes of catching an in-the-flesh glimpse of the great icons they have seen all their lives in the movies and TV. The good news is, these legendary sights do not disappoint. There is nothing …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On December 26, 1940, My Sister Eileen by Joseph A. Fields & Jerome Chodorov opened at the Biltmore Theatre and would go on to run for 865 performances. The semi-autobiographical comedy, based on the stories of Ruth McKenney, starred Shirley Booth and Jo Ann Sayers as two provincial Ohio sisters who come to New York …

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It Happened Today in New York City

On Christmas Day, 1940, Rodgers & Hart’s musical, Pal Joey, opened on Broadway and made a star of then-unknown song and dance man, Gene Kelly. Later adapted into a popular film with Frank Sinatra, the show featured such popular standards as “I Could Write a Book” and “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and would go on …

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Quotable NYC

“People in Dyker Heights don’t waste too many lights on their indoor Christmas trees because from Thanksgiving until Epiphany (January 6), they light up their houses instead.” — Frank Pugliese

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ANSWER:

George Harrison Congratulations to Marie France Lefebvre for getting the correct answer first!

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QUESTION:

What legendary British musician was treated for the cancer that ultimately took his life in 2001 at Staten Island University Hospital?

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