Archive for the ‘About New York City’ Category

How Well Do You Know Queens?

June 27, 2022

One of the categories on an older Jeopardy! episode was “From Queens.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Paul Simon moved from New Jersey to Queens, where he teamed up with this classmate to form a folk-pop duo.
  2. On TV & in real life, she’s “Nora from Queens,” but you know her better by this name.
  3. This shock jock & self-proclaimed king of all media was born in Queens; his pal Ronnie the Limo Driver was a longtime resident.
  4. This rapper was born Curtis Jackson III in South Jamaica, Queens (but known as Boo-Boo as a child).
  5. He turned down a “close encounter” with Bernie Madoff before playing the man: “I already had a Queens accent, so he couldn’t help me.”

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York?

June 20, 2022

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “New York State History” I posted last week:

  1. This capital was founded as Fort Nassau in the early 1600s. – What is Albany?
  2. In 1906 Willis Carrier of the Buffalo Forge Company patented an “apparatus for treating air,” now known as this . – What is an air conditioner?
  3. Said to be the USA’s oldest state park is the one encompassing this natural wonder formed about 12,000 years ago. – What is Niagara Falls?
  4. Making his name as a prosecutor, he was elected governor in 1942, 1946 & 1950 but lost twice for president in that time. – Who is Dewey?
  5. He was the governor of New Netherland before surrendering the region to the British in 1664.  – Who is Stuyvesant?

I got all correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York City?

May 23, 2022

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Dining Out in New York” I posted last week:

  1. You’ll find Wo Hop & Hop Kee on Moss Street, the heart of this area. – What is Chinatown?
  2. We suspect vodka lovers more than tea afficionados gravitate to this restaurant dating back to 1927. – What is the Russian Tea Room?
  3. Enjoy the Raw Bar at the Oyster Bar, an institution at this transportation hub since 1913. – What is Grand Central Station?
  4. Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse has pitchers of this liquid fat; the word can also mean “sentimentality.” – What is Schmaltz?
  5. Robert DeNiro co-owns this grill named for the neighborhood it’s in.  – What is the Tribeca Grill?

I got four correct (I was never big on liquid fat); how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York City?

May 16, 2022

One of the categories on an older Jeopardy! episode was “Dining Out in New York.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. You’ll find Wo Hop & Hop Kee on Moss Street, the heart of this area.
  2. We suspect vodka lovers more than tea afficionados gravitate to this restaurant dating back to 1927.
  3. Enjoy the Raw Bar at the Oyster Bar, an institution at this transportation hub since 1913.
  4. Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse has pitchers of this liquid fat; the word can also mean “sentimentality.”
  5. Robert DeNiro co-owns this grill named for the neighborhood it’s in.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York City?

April 25, 2022

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “NYC Neighborhoods” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. This West Midtown neighborhood with a “demonic” name is also called Clinton, which just isn’t as cool. – What is Hell’s Kitchen?
  2. As well as the second half of the name of a famous hotel, it’s a Queens hood with a diverse population & lots of Greek restaurants. – What is Astoria?
  3. In 2017 Phase 1 of expanding the 2nd Avenue subway included new stops at 96th, 86th and 72nd on the U.E.S., or this. – What is the Upper East Side?
  4. Jughead may not really live there, but this Bronx area on the Hudson contains NYC’s northernmost point . – What is Riverdale?
  5. An area in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach is known as Little this seaport & resort in Southern Ukraine.  – What is Odessa?

I got four correct; even though I was born in Brooklyn, I didn’t know Odessa; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York City?

April 4, 2022

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “NYC Neighborhoods.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. This West Midtown neighborhood with a “demonic” name is also called Clinton, which just isn’t as cool.
  2. As well as the second half of the name of a famous hotel, it’s a Queens hood with a diverse population & lots of Greek restaurants.
  3. In 2017 Phase 1 of expanding the 2nd Avenue subway included new stops at 96th, 86th and 72nd on the U.E.S., or this.
  4. Jughead may not really live there, but this Bronx area on the Hudson contains NYC’s northernmost point
  5. An area in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach is known as Little this seaport & resort in Southern Ukraine.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

March 21, 2022

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Always Broadway” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. “Joseph Smith American Moses” is a song in this musical. – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  2. In 2010 this “Avenger” won a Best Actor Tony for “A View From the Bridge.” – Who is Scarlett Johansson?
  3. In 2017 she was “divine” as the title star of “Hello, Dolly!” – Who is Bette Midler?
  4. In 1990 this musical about a musical closed after 6,137 shows; God, I hope you get it! I hope you get it! – What is “A Chorus Line?”
  5. I’ve got a lead for you…Alan Alda portrayed Shelly Levene in this Mamet play in 2005.  – What is “Glengarry Glen Ross?”

I got my typical three correct in Broadway; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

February 28, 2022

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Always Broadway.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. “Joseph Smith American Moses” is a song in this musical.
  2. In 2010 this “Avenger” won a Best Actor Tony for “A View From the Bridge.”
  3. In 2017 she was “divine” as the title star of “Hello, Dolly!”
  4. In 1990 this musical about a musical closed after 6,137 shows; God, I hope you get it! I hope you get it!
  5. I’ve got a lead for you…Alan Alda portrayed Shelly Levene in this Mamet play in 2005.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York Fiction?

February 7, 2022

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “New York-set Fiction” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. From this novella: “Holly Golightly had been a tenant in the old brownstone; she’d occupied the apartment below mine.” – What is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s?”
  2. Chaim Potok’s classic “The Chosen” tells of 2 Jewish young men growing up in the Williamsburg area of this borough.  – What is Brooklyn?
  3. There are sinister goings on at the Bramford apartment building, including Mrs. Woodhouse’s pregnancy, in this Ira Levin classic. – What is “Rosemary’s Baby?”
  4. This “Sex and the City” author also gave us “Lipstick Jungle” & “One Fifth Avenue.” – Who is Candace Bushnell?
  5. Edith Wharton wrote of upper-class New York society during the Gilded Age in this Pulitzer Prize winner.  – What is “The Age of Innocence?”

I guess I haven’t read much New York fiction, as I only go three correct; how did you do?  And maybe one of my books will appear in this category someday…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York Fiction?

January 10, 2022

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “New York-set Fiction.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. From this novella: “Holly Golightly had been a tenant in the old brownstone; she’d occupied the apartment below mine.”
  2. Chaim Potok’s classic “The Chosen” tells of 2 Jewish young men growing up in the Williamsburg area of this borough.
  3. There are sinister goings on at the Bramford apartment building, including Mrs. Woodhouse’s pregnancy, in this Ira Levin classic.
  4. This “Sex and the City” author also gave us “Lipstick Jungle” & “One Fifth Avenue.”
  5. Edith Wharton wrote of upper-class New York society during the Gilded Age in this Pulitzer Prize winner.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  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 improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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