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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 home to Margaret Thatcher’s ashes. Name the facility.
ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA

17 You’ll find a saintly chapel here, named for a converted Centurion, not the host of Soul Train, or a Minister of Magic, or a Vanderbilt.
Who is the Saint?
CORNELIUS (THE CENTURION)
To which notable Manhattan parish does this chapel belong to?
TRINITY CHURCH

18 This saintly cemetery is not affiliated with a nearby university. Nor is it named for the Dapper Don who was laid to rest here in 2002.
What is its name?
SAINT JOHN CEMETERY
Patti Smith wrote “Just Kids” about her time with which artist, buried here?
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

Even More Saints

19 If you were around this East Village street in 1966 you might have heard this: (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
Name the saintly street.
SAINT MARKS PLACE
What was the name of the old Polish Home turned club on this street where ‘Warhol’s’ band was heard in ’66.
THE DOM (OR THE OPEN STAGE)

20 This street that runs alongside Fort Greene’s BAM might have been named for one of the lead characters from this tv show. (The Odd Couple)
Name the saintly street.
SAINT FELIX STREET
Pros: He might not be a saint but at BAM he’s considered to be one of their saviors.
Give us the last name of the Harvey for whom their Harvey Theater is named.
LICHTENSTEIN

21 The Addisleigh Park area of this Queens neighborhood was home to jazz nobility and Jackie Robinson.
Name the saintly neighborhood.
SAINT ALBANS
Name the jazz nobility. Here’s his signature song. (One O’Clock Jump)
COUNT BASIE

Museums

22 This museum’s original structure, here, was designed by the architect also responsible for its ‘backyard’.
Name the architect.
CALVERT VAUX
Until 2013 you could often find lithotabs in the park, around the museum.
What is a lithotab?
METAL ADMISSIONS PIN

23 A new museum, here, in St George, sheds light on what sort of beacon?
What is the name of this museum?
NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
Just a mile to the north, here, is a museum-worthy example. It’s stationed on a reef.
What is the name of the reef?
ROBBINS REEF

24 Since 2003, here, in Corona, you can find a musical man’s modest dwelling preserved as a museum. Whose home was it?
LOUIS ARMSTRONG
At age 62 he was ‘lookin swell, still goin’ strong, and he set a record which was celebrated with a parade at the World’s Fair. What record does he still hold?
HE IS THE OLDEST ARTIST TO HIT #1 ON THE POP CHARTS

Crash

25 American Airlines Flight 587 crashed here, in Belle Harbor, 103 seconds after takeoff.
What year did this happen?
2001
This neighborhood in Manhattan (Washington Heights) was deeply affected by the crash. Explain the connection.
THE PLANE WAS FLYING TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND MANY
FROM WASHINGTON HEIGHTS WERE ABOARD OR KNEW PASSENGERS
ABOARD

26 In 1960 two planes collided over the city. One landed in Park Slope. One landed at this location. What is the name of this former airport?
MILLER FIELD
One boy survived and was brought to a Brooklyn Hospital. He died the next day and a memorial plaque was made with the contents of his pockets. What common objects are featured on the plaque?
COINS

27 This former airfield is currently named for a pilot who flew with Admiral Byrd but
crashed in 1927. Name the aviator for whom the field is named.
FLOYD BENNETT
Their 1927 crash cleared the way for Charles Lindbergh to win a 25 thousand dollar prize given by a New York hotel owner for flying nonstop from New York to Paris.
What was the name of this prize?
ORTEIG PRIZE

Writers in other words

28 Edith Newbold Jones was born here on 23rd Street, and wrote Home of Laughter.
What is the author’s name?
EDITH WHARTON
She had a friend from here, Washington Square , who wrote to her “I egg you on in your study of the American life.” He was a successful author, so she listened.
What was his name?
HENRY JAMES

29 The author who lived nearby and was buried here (Trinity Cemetery, Uptown) , wrote Unseen Male , his only novel published during his lifetime. What was the author’s name?
RALPH ELLISON
After his death another novel was published, named after an African American celebration. Name the 1999 novel.
JUNETEENTH

30 The author who won the Pulitzer for The Undressed and the Unalive lived in this neighborhood (Brooklyn Heights). What was his name?
NORMAN MAILER
In 1943 he lived in the same building as the author of another Pulitzer Prize winner: Loss of a Loman. Who was the playwright?
ARTHUR MILLER