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Quotable NYC

“New York City… where even the ugly women are pretty.” — David McGlynn Advertisements

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Quotable NYC

“The city hums with its constant, insatiate, hungry roar.” — Maxim Gorky

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It Happened Today in New York City

On May 18, 2003, Les Misérables closed on Broadway after a staggeringly successful 6,680 performances. It was the second longest-running show in Broadway history at the time and is currently #5 on that list. By the time the original Paris production of the musical had premiered in 1980, Victor Hugo’s novel was already in the …

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ANSWER:

Weightlifting

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It Happened Today in New York City

On May 16, 1903, Luna Park opened at Coney Island. Based on a single ride that had opened at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the amusement park was a huge success featuring rides such as Shoot the Chutes, Canals of Venice, Trip to the North Pole, and Witching Waves. Popular enough to be featured in …

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QUESTION:

2-time Olympic champion and Brooklyn native John Henry Davis is famous for what sport?

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It Happened Today in New York City

On May 14,1918, New York Herald publisher James Gordon Bennett Jr. died at one of his French estates at age 77. One of the most legendary titans of the Golden Age of Journalism, Bennett’s paper did much to establish modern news reportage. But he may have been even more famous for his bizarre, hedonist lifestyle …

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Quotable NYC

“I love that nobody here gets any sleep and that’s okay.” — Andy Cohen

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Quotable NYC

“New York is a piece of rock. It’s solid rock that I think is informed with some kind of strange energy that makes crazy people do great things. Like build buildings so tall.” — Kelsey Grammer

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ANSWER:

Greek Congratulations to Patrick Casey for getting the correct answer first!

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