Archive for the ‘About New York City’ Category

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

August 6, 2017

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

  1. “Nobody knows in America Puerto Rico’s in America!”
  2. “Sad to say your dream is not the kind of dream I’d like to get, Pharaoh has it in for you.”
  3. “And God said, ‘Joe, people really need to know that the Bible isn’t two parts, there’s a part three.’”
  4. “Kiss today goodbye, the sweetness & the sorrow.”
  5. “High in her tower, she sits by the hour, maintaining her hair.”

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

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

New York City, Then and Now

June 21, 2017

The New Yorker has produced a new split-screen video that shows action from the olden days (1930s) next to today.  It’s about 9 minutes long, and features the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and more.   Go to http://gothamist.com/2017/06/13/then_and_now_nyc.php?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark; I think you’ll enjoy it!  Thanks, TP.

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

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Are You a Roller Coaster Fan?

June 13, 2017

I like a good roller coaster ride, and I prefer the newer steel type (such as the SooperDooperLooper in Hersheypark).  I find rides on many of the wooden coasters are very bumpy and give me headaches.  If you do enjoy roller coasters, here’s your chance to take a ride (virtually, of course) on two of New York City’s famous roller coasters, the Cyclone (old) and the Thunderbolt (new), both located on Brooklyn’s Coney Island!  Go to http://www.nycgo.com/articles/cyclone-vs.-thunderbolt-coney-island-roller-coaster-showdown/%20?cid=email_tinyc_20170503; you won’t regret it!

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

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Old-World New York City

May 13, 2017

Do you long for, or would you like to learn about, the old days of New York City?  If so, visit afar.com to enjoy a history lesson of New York landmarks including Grand Central, the New York Public Library, and Fraunces Tavern.  Go to https://www.afar.com/travel-tips/where-to-find-old-world-new-york-city; you’ll enjoy it!  Thanks, Jack.

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

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

April 23, 2017

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

  1. Other characters in this smash Broadway show include Lafayette and Peggy Schuyler. – What is “Hamilton?”
  2. In 2016 Leona Lewis earned her whiskers playing Grizabella in the revival of this musical. – What is “Cats?”
  3. This Superhero spun his magic on Broadway in a musical subtitled “Turn Off The Dark.” – Who is Spiderman?
  4. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s described as “hilarious and irreverent.” – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  5. Neil Patrick Harris won a 2014 Tony for his role in this musical about a transgender punk rocker from East Berlin. – What is “Hedwig and the Angry Inch?”

I got all but one correct this time!  How did you do?

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to Quam te bene nosse Latin?

April 15, 2017

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

  1. Homo Musicus. – What is “The Music Man?”
  2. Feles. – What is “Cats?”
  3. Mea Domina Bella. – What is “My Fair Lady?”
  4. Quadragesimus Secundus Vicus. – What is “42nd Street?”
  5. Caligae Torquentes. – What is “Kinky Boots?”

I never took Latin, but I was able to figure out a couple of them.  Maybe I should study Latin.  Or not.  How did you do?

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

April 8, 2017

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

  1. Other characters in this smash Broadway show include Lafayette and Peggy Schuyler.
  2. In 2016 Leona Lewis earned her whiskers playing Grizabella in the revival of this musical.
  3. This Superhero spun his magic on Broadway in a musical subtitled “Turn Off The Dark.”
  4. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s described as “hilarious and irreverent.”
  5. Neil Patrick Harris won a 2014 Tony for his role in this musical about a transgender punk rocker from East Berlin.

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Quam te bene nosse Latin?

March 24, 2017

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

  1. Homo Musicus.
  2. Feles.
  3. Mea Domina Bella.
  4. Quadragesimus Secundus Vicus.
  5. Caligae Torquentes.

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions for Another Three Answers from Jeopardy!

March 8, 2017

Empire State Building

The final answers on a few Jeopardy! episodes during the past several months related to New York City; the categories and answers are shown below.  Let’s see if you know the questions:

Broadway Musicals:  Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. – What is “Jersey Boys?”

Broadway Musicals:  “Iowa Stubborn” was the second song heard in this show when it opened on Broadway in 1957. – What is “The Music Man?”

NYC TV:  In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west. – What is “Mad Men?”

My limited knowledge of musicals has struck again, as I got only the third one correct.  How dod you do?

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Another Three Answers from Jeopardy!

February 11, 2017

Empire State Building

The final answers on a few Jeopardy! episodes during the past several months related to New York City; the categories and answers are shown below.  Let’s see if you know the questions:

Broadway Musicals:  Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Broadway Musicals:  “Iowa Stubborn” was the second song heard in this show when it opened on Broadway in 1957.

NYC TV:  In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west.

Think you know them?  Leave a comment if you do; I’ll share the questions with you in a future post!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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