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Quiz Updated Apr 7, 2017

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'The Great Mistake of 1898' transformed this city into a borough of New YorkBrooklyn
87%
The tallest building in the world from 1931-1972Empire State Building
86.6%
1904 saw the opening of this transit system, today one of the largest of its kindNew York City Subway
79%
Opened in 1871, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platformsGrand Central Terminal
77.2%
New York was originally a Dutch colonial settlement with this nameNew Amsterdam
73.7%
Named for a Dutch-built fortification, it has become synonymous with the American financial industryWall Street
73.2%
Advertised as ''The World's Most Famous Arena,' it has gone through no fewer than four incarnationsMadison Square Garden
70.4%
English explorer who first charted and explored the area surrounding New York BayHenry Hudson
67.2%
Thoroughfare built by the Dutch, famous in part for its theater districtBroadway
65.9%
Mayor from 2002-2013 and one of the wealthiest AmericansMichael Bloomberg
64.6%
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Founded in 1870, this museum has over 2 million works in its permanent collectionMetropolitan Museum of Art
59.5%
Three-term mayor, today his name is associated with delayed flightsFiorello La Guardia
51.9%
Serial killer whose crimes terrorized the city in the late 1970'sDavid Berkowitz
43.6%
Spanning the Hudson River, it was the longest bridge in the world from 1931-1937George Washington Bridge
42.9%
At 22 stories, this triangular building was one of the first skyscrapers ever builtFlatiron Building
40.9%
Named for its first Chief Engineer, this tunnel connects Manhattan to Jersey CityHolland Tunnel
40.3%
Native son who served as the first Chief Justice of the United StatesJohn Jay
27.1%
In 1911, a fire broke out in this factory killing 146 garment workersTriangle Shirtwaist Factory
25.3%
This country is the city's largest source of foreign-born residentsDominican Republic
23%
The last Dutch Director-General of the colonyPeter Stuyvesant
21.1%

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