Answers to More from New York City – A Trivia Game


       Here are the answers to those trivia items I posted on Friday:

  1. Now part of a fashionable residential neighborhood, what started out as a cemetery principally for yellow fever victims? – Washington Square
  2. Where did the nickname “Uncle Sam” come from? During the War of 1812 from Samuel Wilson, owner of a meat packing plant in Troy, NY.
  3. What is the home of the New York Knickerbockers and the Rangers? – Madison Square Garden [it also plays host to concerts and theater – we’ve seen Neil Diamond, Cher, and A Christmas Carol there!]
  4. What tradition was started back in 1908? – The lowering of the ball on New Year’s Eve
  5. What is Chinatown’s main street? – Mott Street

       How did you do this time?  Stay tuned; more to come…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my website,  In the near future, I’ll have excerpts of my books that you can read, accessible on my site.  Please check it out! 

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction) 

Nathan Hale


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