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  • What is the name of the main international airport at New York? : John F. Kennedy Airport
    - John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are located in New York.

  • Which of these airports is located in New York? : LaGuardia Airport
    - John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are located in New York. LaGuardia Airport is named after Harry La Guardia, the late Mayor of New York.

  • New York is often referred to as the : Big Apple
    - The nickname of New York is Big Apple and the nickname of Los Angeles is Big Orange.

  • When was the World Trade Center in New York attacked and destroyed? : 11 September 2001
    - The World Trade Center was attacked and destroyed on 11 September 2001, commonly referred to as 9/11. It occupied 16 square blocks in lower Manhattan.

  • New York's financial center is : Wall Street
    - The New York Stock Exchange started under a buttonwood sycamore tree in 1792 at today's Wall Street.

  • Name the famous New York City building whose construction was completed in 1931. : Empire State
    - The Empire State Building was the world's tallest from 1931 to 1972. In 1972, the first tower of the World Trade Center was built which was taller.

  • Where in New York is the advertising industry primarily located? : Madison Avenue

  • What is the red granite obelisk in Central Park of New York called? : Cleopatra's Needle
    - One of Cleopatra's Needles is located near the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park of New York, whereas the other is located along the Thames River in London, England. The red granite obelisk came to the US from Egypt in 1880. New York's Central Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

  • How many boroughs is New York made up of? : 5
    - New York is made up of five boroughs. They are Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan

  • Which of New York's boroughs is the largest in size? : Queens

  • Which of New York's boroughs is the smallest in size? : Manhattan

  • Which New York borough was known as the borough of Richmond until 1975? : Staten Island
    - Staten Island lies to the southwest of Manhattan. A spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline is provided by the Staten Island ferry.

  • Which of New York's boroughs is the most populated? : Brooklyn
    - Brooklyn is the most populated borough, whereas Manhattan is the most densely populated borough.

  • About how many islands does New York City consist of? : 50

  • What is the official residence of the Mayor of New York called? : Gracie Mansion

  • Name one of the world's largest wildlife conservation parks located in New York. : The Bronx Zoo
    - The Bronx Zoo is the largest metropolitan zoo in the US and houses several of the world's endangered species.

  • Where do the Yankees play their professional baseball games in New York? : Yankee Stadium, Bronx

  • Where do the Mets play their professional baseball games in New York? : Shea Stadium, Queens

  • What houses many cultural companies including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York City Opera and the New York Philharmonic? : Lincoln Center
    - The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 15-acre complex of buildings in Manhattan.

  • Which of these is the largest park in New York City? : Pelham Bay Park

  • Which building in Manhattan is often called the Cathedral of Commerce? : Woolworth Building

  • Times Square centers on the intersection of Broadway, 7th Avenue, and _______. : 42nd Street

  • Radio City Music Hall (the largest indoor theater in the US) and the GE Building (formally RCA Building) are located in the _______. : Rockefeller Center

  • Which is the professional basketball team of New York? : Knicks

  • The largest city in the United States in terms of population is New York. : True
    - New York is the most populous city of the USA. Los Angeles and Chicago are the second and third most populous cities of the United States.

  • George Washington was sworn in as US President in New York City, which was then the capital of the United States. : True
    - George Washington was sworn in as the first US President on the steps of Federal Hall in April 1789. New York City was the capital of the United States from 1785 to 1790.

  • Ellis Island was the famous entry point to New York for many million immigrants. : True

  • Most Broadway theatres are located in and around Times Square in New York. : True
    - Times Square is the hub of New York's theatre district. Interestingly, most venues and performing groups spell theatre with 're' although the American spelling is theater with 'er'.

  • The New York Stock Exchange is the world's largest securities exchange. : True
    - The New York Stock Exchange started under a buttonwood sycamore tree in 1792 at today's Wall Street.

  • New York City's famous egg cream contains cream but no eggs. : False
    - Egg cream, New York City's famous fountain drink, contains milk, seltzer and chocolate syrup. It contains neither cream nor eggs.

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