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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. I’ve returned…

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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 York twice: One when…

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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 they…

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10th Annual Panorama Challenge 1st Half Q&As

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What a great night!  Here are the questions & answers from the first half of the Panorama Challenge at the Queens Museum on 3/4/2017. (Any part of an answer in parentheses was not required, or was an alternate acceptable answer!) SEINFELD IN NEW YORK Twenty years ago Seinfeld began filming its final season. 1) Are…

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10th Annual Panorama Challenge: 2nd Half Q&As

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Here’s the second half Questions & Answers for the 10th Panorama Challenge  (again, any part of an answer in parentheses was not required, or was an alternate acceptable answer): MILLS MILLS MILLS 16) The mill, once here, was built at the water’s edge by a guy named Wolfert. It was operated by what regular force?…

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TGotM: (Tour Guide of the Month) Megan Marod!

   Megan Marod Strikes a Pose! Here at Levys’ Unique New York!, you’d be surprised at how often we still get questions like: Is it just you and your Dad booking and running tours? Isn’t your brother also involved in your company? How do you guys do so…

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A Biggie Smalls Tour of Brooklyn, NYC!

Here at LUNY! we’re very proud to create all kinds of custom-designed tours. Some off-the-beaten (but still popular) tours we’ve done include Art Deco Architecture in Midtown Manhattan & Taco Crawls of Sunset Park Brooklyn. Some one-of-a-kind types of tours would be our Brooklyn Nostalgia Tours where we visit the client’s childhood neighborhood, their elementary…

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A Curry Foodie Tour of New York City!

When I was asked to put together a day-long tour focusing on famous curries in NYC I thought it was a joke. Insomuch as New York City has the world’s best foods, as well as the most diverse population, per capita, in the world (Queens, you the best!) I would be hard-pressed to think of…

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History of the Rockaways, Queens – Past and Present

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In the summer, New Yorkers line up at Pier 11 to catch the New York Beach Ferry. It takes up to 250 passengers from Wall Street to the Jacob Riis Park Beach in the Rockaways. The ferry travels by the Statue of Liberty, under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and past numerous scenic landmarks on the way…

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