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7th Annual Panorama Challenge recap: Questions and Answers

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Thanks to all the teams who made it out to the Queens Museum!  (Scores will be posted separately.)

PC7: FIRST ROUND

 SHADOW TRAFFIC

1
Challengers: You’re stuck above a canal on this elevated “expressway” named…

GOWANUS

Pros: When it’s really bad Shadow Traffic says it’s backed up to this complex, called…
INDUSTRY CITY

2
Challengers: None of the traffic reporters can agree on how to pronounce Kosciuszko. The name of the body of water it crosses is easier. What is it?

NEWTOWN CREEK  (NEWTON is incorrect)

Pros: Correctly spell the name of the bridge.
KOSCIUSZKO

3
Challengers: You’re stuck here, between the GWB and the Cross Bronx.  What three-word phrase does shadow traffic use to descripe your location?

UNDER THE APARTMENTS

Pros: What’s the three-word official name for this short stretch of road?
TRANS-MANHATTAN EXPRESSWAY


4
Challengers: Heading East on a Summer Friday? Guaranteed traffic on this Expressway.  What is it?
LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY (LIE)

Pros: These objects, gone since 2001, were a slow-down spot for years. What phrase describes their location and function?

ELMHURST (GAS) TANKS

MUSICAL GRAVES

5
Challengers:  REM name checks the musical giant buried here, in Green-Wood cemetery (Play: End of the World as We Know It) who is he?

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Pros:  Which prominent governor played ‘musical graves’  was re-buried here in 1844, full name please?
DEWITT CLINTON

6
Challengers: This NYC rap group (Play: Whodini’s Freaks Come Out at Night) shares its name with a man buried here (point to cemetery) in 1926. Give us his stage name since his real name probably ‘escaped’ you.
HARRY HOUDINI

Pros:  Please spell correctly the name of this cemetery?
MACHPELAH

7
(Play: Angel of Harlem) U2 sang about the legendary jazz singer buried here (point to cemetery) in 1959.
Challengers: What was her stage name.

BILLIE HOLIDAY
Pros:  Name this, the only Catholic cemetery in the Bronx.
ST. RAYMONDS

WHICH CAME FIRST?

We’re going to point to three athletic facilities: MCU Park, Yankee Stadium and Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Challengers:  Put them in the order of their opening, first to last.
Pros: Put them in order and give us the year they opened.

8
ASHE 1997

9
MCU 2001

10
YANKEE 2009

64,’74 OR ’84?

11
Challengers: In which year did Rudy Giuliani indict a (point to) Todt Hill resident – claiming he was the head of the Gambino crime family?

1984

Pros: The same mobster avoided going to trial a year later by going to dinner at Sparks Steakhouse. What was his name?

PAUL CASTELLANO

12
Challengers: In which year did Yo-Yo Ma make his debut here at 57th & 7th, after lots of practice, practice, practice.

1964
Pros: In June of the same year, which British Invasion quintet finished their US tour at this venue?
ROLLING STONES

13
Challengers: In which year did two Major League Baseball teams share a stadium here in Queens (point to western parking lot of Citifield) ?
1974

Pros: Which team was managed by Yogi Berra?

METS

14

Challengers:  In which year (64/74/84) was Kitty Genovese stabbed on the way to her home here in (point to) Kew Gardens.

1964

Pros: As legend has it, how many witnesses didn’t want to get involved?
38

 PC7: SECOND ROUND

 DANCE THROUGH THE AGES

15
(Play Blurred Lines)

Challengers: When Miley & Robin were done with this song at the Barclay’s Center in 2013 everyone was talking about what style of dancing?

TWERKING
Pros:  Which development company “came in like a wrecking ball” to build the stadium here.  Spelling counts.

FOREST CITY RATNER

16
(Play Vogue)

Challengers: What style of dance developed at this pier, for many years the last stop of the Gay Pride Parade?

VOGUEING
Pros:  What 1990 documentary chronicled the evolution of the drag ball dance scene here and across the city?
PARIS IS BURNING

17
(Play Stompin at the Savoy)

Challengers: Ella Fitzgerald was singing about what theater, here on 145th Street?

THE SAVOY (BALLROOM)

Pros:  What style of dance legendarily got its start here?
(THE) LINDY (HOP)

HISTORIC HOMES

18

Challengers: These historic homes, now in Crown Heights, were part of a free-black community known as what?

WEEKSVILLE

Pros: Along what road did these homes used to be located?

HUNTERFLY ROAD

19

Challengers: This Staten Island ‘living history’ village is known as what?

(HISTORIC) (OLD) RICHMONDTOWN

Pros: The Voorlezer’s House, here, is the oldest wooden “what” on the continent?

SCHOOLHOUSE

WHICH CAME FIRST

We’re going to point to three bridges. Verazzano, Throgs Neck, Alexander Hamilton.

Challengers:  Put them in the order of their opening, first to last.
Pros: Put them in order and give us the year they opened.
20
THROGS NECK 1961

21
ALEXANDER HAMILTON 1963

22
VERAZZANO NARROWS 1964

UNCOMMON PASTIMES

23
Challengers: You’ll be ‘bowled’ over by this ‘run’. Since 1872 and without interruption, what English sport has been played by the club located here at Walker Park?

CRICKET
Pros: Walker Park is located a block away from the ‘terrace’ named for the county’s English roots. What street is it?
RICHMOND

24
Challengers: The end of Runway 1-19 at this old airport is closed so what type of planes can use it?

RADIO CONTROLLED/RC/MODEL AIRPLANES
Pros: Floyd Bennett gained fame flying for which polar explorer?
ADMIRAL (RICHARD) BYRD

25
Challengers: Channel your inner Wynona Ryder and emulate the Heathers at the spot in Central Park set aside for playing what lawn sport?

CROQUET
Pros: In 1869 you could purchase what beverage at the same spot?
MINERAL WATER

99, ’94 OR ’89?

26
Challengers: When built, this Long Island City tower was the tallest in the state — outside of Manhattan. Which corporation was it built for?

CITI/CITIBANK/CITIGROUP
Pros: When was this? ’99, ’94 or ’89?
1989

27
Challengers: Which branch of the Smithsonian is located here, (Customs House) in a building named for a founding father.

(NATIONAL) MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN (GEORGE GUSTAV HEYE CENTER)
Pros: When did it open? ’99, ’94 or ’89?

1994

28
Challengers: What disease was first discovered in America at the Flushing Hospital, here? Don’t be in de”nial” it’s still ‘bugging’ us today.

WEST NILE (VIRUS)
Pros: When did it happen? ’99, ’94 or ’89?
1999

29
Challengers: Dan, Timmy and Pattycake moved into to a new 6.5 acre home here (Bronx Zoo), built to resemble an African forest. Name their species.

GORILLAS
Pros: When did it happen? ’99, ’94 or ’89?
1999

30
Challengers: She was released from prison and moved to one of her hotels, here (Helmsley Park Lane, Central Park South). From her penthouse unit, everyone must have looked like the ‘little people’ who pay taxes. Who was she?

LEONA HELMSLEY
Pros: When did this happen? ’99, ’94 or ’89?
1994

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