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Tour the Shore! Bruce Springsteen’s New Jersey Roots

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I was. . . Born in the USA! I was. . . Born in the USA! But not just any part of the United States of America. Bruce Frederick Springsteen, American icon, Rock n Roll hero, serenader of the Blue Collar Worker, local Kid Who Made Good, was born in the swamps of Central New…

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Phil Aaron’s Return to Brooklyn Nostalgia Tour!

It is with great pleasure that we are able to accompany Native-Ex-Brooklynites back to their home borough, if only for a few hours, in order to celebrate their lives and histories with them. That’s why we were so excited when Lauren & Estelle, the daughter & wife (respectively) of Phil Aaron, reached out to us…

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Panorama Challenge 11: Final Results!

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The 11th Annual Panorama Challenge was another rousing success despite the miserable N’oreaster/bomb cyclone snow, rain and wind extravaganza this year.  Thanks to all of you who braved the weather to join us for the fun!  The food was great, Batala was electrifying — as usual, and the questions were tricky — like they always…

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Panorama Challenge 11: Qs & As

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Thanks again to everyone who made this such a successful night for the City Reliquary, especially all of you who played the challenge and our hosts at the Queens Museum. Your Quizmaster, Jonathan   Here are all the evenings Questions and Answers:

PCXI FIRST HALF

MAZE,…

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TGOTM: Jonah Levy

Full name, please! Jonah Levy   Where did you grow up? In a three-story Victorian house with a front yard, back yard, garage, driveway, wrap-around porch and basement; not in Anytown, USA, but in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn!   Where do you live now?  Ridgewood, Queens   When did you move to NY and why? One…

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TGoTM: Jose Raudales!

It’s easy to pick Jose Raudales out of a crowd, and that’s not just because, at 6 foot 4 inches, he towers over his tour groups as he leads them throughout the city.  Ladies and gentlemen, Jose Miguel Raudales, currently an Honors Student at Baruch College with a 3.7 GPA. A real…

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TGoTM June: Catie Shelley!

Full Name: Catherine Shelley (but I go by Catie!) Grew up: Rothesay, New Brunswick Canada Live now: Edgewater, NJ I moved to New York in 2008 for a graduate degree in Opera. Singing has always been my passion and I am still performing to this day. If money were no option, I would still choose…

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TGoTM – Matthew Cummings!!

Full name please!   Matthew Cummings   Where did you grow up?   The Fabulous Five Towns on the south shore of Wrong Island.    Where do you live now?   I now live in Forest Hills, Queens. I was born in Far Rockaway, Queens….

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Tour Guide of the Month: Ammi Simon!

  Full Name Please: Ammiel Simon.   Where’d you grow up? I grew up in Forest Hills New York.   Where do you live now? Today I live in Spanish Harlem.   When did you move to NY and why?  I moved to New…

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10th Annual Panorama Challenge: Final Scores!

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Thanks to everyone for such a great night, especially the amazing folks at the Queens Museum! In the heat of the moment I thought we had an Ota Benga Stumper with MONGO.  But I was wrong!  One team got credit for that answer: the Van Wycks.  Well done! Another team got the answer correct, but since…

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