6th ANNIVERSARY! YIPPEE!
PASSWORD: "DICK LEWIS IS WATCHING"
(also acceptable: "Newmark & Lewis, We Always Beat the Competition"
Lewis is watching, Newmark & Lewis, watchin the store, to save you
so much more. Watchin' the price, given great advice. Newmark & Lewis,
we always beat the competition. Dick Lewis is watching... " Metro
NY appliance and electronics chain Newmark & Lewis closed in 1992
after 70 years in business. Is Dick Lewis still watching? That would be
Well folks, it's been a six year ride on the graffiti-less MAGIC GARDEN
train. Think for a moment about how dramatically NYC has changed in just
the past six years. What hasn't changed is that the MAGIC GARDEN continues
to kick it old school. At the MAGIC birthday party we'll have drinks with
1980s prices, the unparalleled musical stylings of DJ SLY, and we'll be
screening the 1982 classic hip hop movie, "Wild Style," starring
subway artist Lee Quinones, Fab 5 Freddie, and many others. The "Be
Nice Campaign" will be led by fitness guru Tim Haft (Birch Wathen),
raising money for "Skip Rope Not School," which provides jump
ropes to public schools in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, as
well as jump rope instruction. Ropes cost about $4 each so even a small
donation makes a big difference. See more info about Tim's undertakings
Great prizes and a great cause.
To honor those of you who've been part of the MAGIC GARDEN festivities
since its early days, I am doing somewhat of a "Best of" trivia
contest from the first year. Back in the olden MAGIC days we had trivia
contests every month at the party, with prizes galore for the first person
to shout out the correct answer, as well as drunken banter and heckling.
Ah, it was a sight to behold. So here are some oldies and goodies ...
answers are posted here.
- Margaret Sanger Square on Bleecker Street, east of
Lafayette, is named for the woman famous for founding what?
a) Ms. Magazine b) The Sanger Sewing Machine Company c) Planned Parenthood
d) The first sangeria bar
- Before Giuliani, who was the last Republican Mayor
a) John Lindsay b) Abe Beame c) Fiorello LaGuardia d) Mayor of Munchkin
- Who is the Mayor of McDonaldland?
- In what year did Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island
lose their 212 area code and adopt 718?
a) 1980 b) 1984 c) 1988 d) 1992
- In 1976, what new service started on 60th Street
and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan?
- Who was the host of the cable TV show "Midnight
- A statue of Ralph Kramden, Jackie Gleason's character
on "The Honeymooners," stands proudly at Manhattan's Port
Authority honoring Kramden's profession as a what?
a) Vaudeville Showman b) Pimp c) Fake ID Issuer d) Bus driver
- "The Facts of Life" was a spinoff of "Diff'rent
Strokes." Edna Garrett left the employ of the Drummond household
to become the housemother at what school?
a) Eastland Academy b) Polniaczek Prep c) Blaire Boarding School d)
Tootie Technical Institute
- When you hear "The Central Park temperature
is...," that temperature is being monitored by a U.S. Weather
Service station in what location?
a) The reservoir b) Belvedere Castle c) Tavern on the Green d) Grand
- 1970 marked the first Earth Day. It was also the
first year for what monumental NYC athletic event, with 127 participants?
- Extra Credit for those who went to JHS 104 in the
70s and 80s (maybe the 90s too) ...
Who was the woodshop teacher at JHS 104?