PASSWORD: "11 Alive"
the annoying WB frog, there were simply catchy ads for channel 11, home
of our beloved PIX PIX PIX PIX PIX PIX PIX PIX PIX! If you want a refresher
on the ad, take a look and listen here: http://www.truveo.com/Eleven-Alive-WPIX-New-York/id/4038762338
We're following on the hip hop trend this month and will be screening
the 1985 flick "Krush Groove." This is the semi-autobiographical
story of Def Jam records, and features Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Sheila E.,
among many others. The movie will be followed by old school rap and hip
hop by resident DJ SLY.
And another potpourri (I've never used that term before; seems so "Jeopardy-esque")
quiz. Answers are posted here.
- The Tudor City
housing complex in midtown Manhattan faces the UN building, built
in the 1920s with very few windows facing the site. What was in the
site of the UN before the UN was built?
a) Fish Markets b) Brothels c) Horse slaughterhouses d) Duane Reade
The first lights were used atop the Empire State Building in 1932–
a searchlight reaching 50 miles – to celebrate the election
of which president?
comedic actor/director was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg in 1935?
“The Odd Couple,” two actors played played Felix’s
son Leonard. The first was “Eight is Enough” and “Charles
in Charge” star Willie Aames, and the second became a 70s teen
sensation, who was later featured in an unsettling VH1 “Behind
the Music.” Who was he?
a) Shaun Cassidy b) David Cassidy c) Leif Garrett d) Donny Osmond
is the only direct east/west transverse for cars that actually goes
through Central Park, alongside park goers? (I
officially remove this question and everyone gets it right because
it was improperly worded - my apologies!)
a) 59th Street b) 72nd Street c) 96th Street d) 110th Street
famous NYC bar banned women until 1970?
a) McSorley’s Ale House b) Ear Inn c) Fraunces Tavern d) Hogs
In what Greenwich Village bar did poet Dylan Thomas down his last
shot of alcohol before staggering outside, falling into a coma at
the Chelsea Hotel and dying at St. Vincent’s Hospital?
a) Dorian’s b) Cedar Tavern d) The Old Town d) Whitehorse Tavern
in the blanks for Emma Lazarus’ famous poem “The New Colossus”
- “Give me your _______, your _______, your huddled masses yearning
to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”
a) Heart … Soul b) Lost … Weary c) Tired … Poor
d) Hairy … Smelly
is not one of the former names of the Brooklyn Dodgers?
a) Brooklyn Draft Dodgers b) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers c) Brooklyn
Bridegrooms d) Brooklyn Superbas
In what year were the five boroughs annexed to form New York City?
a) 1825 b) 1860 c) 1898 d) 1912
Credit for those who went to PS 59 in the 70s and 80s ...
Who was the ancient head of the cafeteria, with granny glasses on
a chain and polyester pant suits?