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The 12th Annual Panorama Challenge: Q&As

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Hello Panorama Challengers & Pros: This year was another wonderful success, raising money for The City Reliquary and having fun at one of the most unique spots in the world, thanks to the generosity of the Queens Museum. Despite my fears that this year would be more difficult, the scores were actually higher than last…

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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, MAYS, LABYRINTH 1) Every fall the Queens County Farm…

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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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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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Questions & Answers from the 6th Annual Panorama Challenge

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Here’s all the questions from the Challenge. ROUND 1   BRIDGES AND WRITERS 1 This was once the longest suspension bridge in the world (BROOKLYN BRIDGE) Which 19th century poet wrote about the commute before the bridge was built? (WALT WHITMAN) Skyline photo by joiseyshowaa on Flickr 2…

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10 Sober Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City

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10 ways to celebrate that won’t leave ya bushed: 1.  Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th A parade for a religious holiday on a Sunday? Can you imagine the cheek of it! In its 252nd year, New York City has the world’s oldest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade; the grand celebration was moved to the Saturday before…

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6th Annual Panorama Challenge Scores

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Challenge.  See you back at the Panorama next year! PRO 1st Place: Committee on Manifest Errors: 64 2nd Place: Civic Virtue: 62 3rd Place 3-way Tie : Astoria Aces: 61 5 Boro Thoroughs: 61 The Board of Estimates: 61   Next to Normal: 57 Brooklyn Bridegrooms: 56…

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