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In which Matt Levy takes a DIY Craft Cocktail Class

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Matt Levy and Eben Freeman make craft cocktailsFor those of you that didn’t know it, I am a craft cocktail enthusiast. This is a combination of circumstances (having a 2.5-year-old means I don’t go out much after bedtime) location (NYC is an incredible craft cocktail city) and…

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Panorama Challenge 9: Round 1 Questions & Answers

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Thanks again to all of you who came out to the Queens Museum to make it a great night! There were no perfect scores, but there were no 100% stumpers, unlike ‘Ota Benga’ from last year.  At least one team got each of the answers,  both Challenger & Pro. Congratulations to all! See you at…

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Panorama Challenge 9: Halftime Presidential Quiz

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Name any 4 Presidents for ONE POINT maximum. He saw Lincoln’s funeral procession from his family home in NYC. TEDDY ROOSEVELT He lived in the Bronx (Riverdale) as a boy. JFK ‘His Accidency’ got married in 1844 at Church of the Ascension on 5th Ave. JOHN TYLER He had 2 tickertape parades in NYC, but…

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Panorama Challenge 9: Round 2 Questions and Answers

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ROUND 2 All Saints 16 This Saintly Avenue runs north for over 4 miles, beginning here an area we ‘might’ call SoHoHoHo. Name the Saintly thoroughfare. SAINT NICHOLAS AVENUE The most famous poem about that saint came from a man whose father named this neighborhood. He named it after a London facility which is now…

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Final Results for the 9th Annual Panorama Challenge

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Congratulations to all the teams!  Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Panorama.  You helped raise money for a fantastic place, The City Reliquary, and everyone had a great time! (Right?) This year we did (as I had a feeling we might) went into ‘sudden death overtime’ as four Challenger teams had identical scores. …

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Happy Hannukah! NYC’s 5 Hottest Menorah Lightings

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Great New York comedian and social activist Lenny Bruce (RIP) once quipped, “I don’t care if you’re Catholic, if you’re a New Yorker, you’re Jewish!” And its true – you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy pastrami sandwiches, taking it easy on Shabbat (Saturday) or lighting candles in observance of the holiday season. With…

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Panorama Challenge 8: Q&A Recap

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Thanks to all for participating in the 8th Annual Panorama Challenge.  Keep an eye out for next year’s date, we’d love to have you all back. This year included the very first Universal Stumper: Ota Benga.  The next toughest question was about Staten Island once having an NFL team. Your Quizmaster, Jonathan Turer FIRST ROUND…

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Final Scores: 8th Annual Panorama Challenge

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Congratulations to all! As usual, there were lots of great team names, close scores and smart guesses.  We hope to see you all back next year: same time, same place! Your Quizmaster, Jonathan Turer CHALLENGERS (best possible score = 30+3 halftime points) The Hunter Gatherers 29 New York is the World 28 The Elevated Nerds…

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Panorama Challenge 7: Team Scores

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Congratulations to everyone who came out to play.    See you next year at the Queens Museum! Challengers Ad Hoc 31 Hostile Hostels 29 Muppets 28 Abstract Expressionists 28 The Fighting Fiorellos 26 Jay Walkers 26 The Van Wycks 25 Dirty Rat Bastards 25 Magic Garden 25 The Newtoners 23 The Below-the-Belts 23 Clueless 23…

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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:…

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