City Quiz: New York

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Can you name the following facts about the City of New York?

Featured Apr 16, 2010

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English explorer who first charted and explored the area surrounding New York Bay
New York was originally a Dutch colonial settlement with this name
The last Dutch Director-General of the colony
Thoroughfare built by the Dutch, famous in part for its theater district
Named for a Dutch-built fortification, it has become synonomous with the American financial industry
'The Great Mistake of 1898' transformed this city into a borough of New York
Native son who served as the first Chief Justice of the United States
In 1911, a fire broke out in this factory killing 146 garment workers
1904 saw the opening of this transit system, today one of the largest of its kind
Opened in 1871, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms
Spanning the Hudson River, it was the longest bridge in the world from 1931-1937
Three-term mayor, today his name is associated with delayed flights
Named for its first Chief Engineer, this tunnel connects Manhattan to Jersey City
Founded in 1870, this museum has over 2 million works in its permanent collection
At 22 stories, this triangular building was one of the first skyscrapers ever built
The tallest building in the world from 1931-1972
Serial killer whose crimes terrorized the city in the late 1970's
Mayor from 2002-2013 and one of the wealthiest Americans
This country is the city's largest source of foreign-born residents
Advertised as ''The World's Most Famous Arena,' it has gone through no fewer than four incarnations

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