The city that never sleeps. New York is an iconic city filled with life, stories, and trivia! So we decided to put together a New York Trivia category for all the New Yorkers and New York lovers worldwide.
New York Trivia
New York is one of the busiest and liveliest cities in the United States. Here are some fun facts about NYC that you might not know yet.
- Central park is 843 acres.
- The New York Public Library get 16 million people a year.
- The New York Subway has 36 lines in total.
- The name of the Island that The Statue of Liberty is on is Ellis Island.
- The New York Times is located in the One Times Square.
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New York Trivia Questions and Answers
It’s time to see how much you know about the big city. Check out this collection of New York trivia questions and answers.
|Which US city also goes by the nickname the Big Apple?||▶ New York City|
|How long is the Brooklyn Bridge?||▶ 486 m|
|What’s the most populated borough in New York?||▶ Brooklyn|
|What’s the address of the New York Stock Exchange?||▶ 11 Wall St, New York|
|What’s the official name of Lady Liberty?||▶ Liberty Enlightening the World|
|New York City was originally known by which Dutch name?||▶ Nieuw Amsterdam (New Amsterdam)|
|How many elevators does the Empire State Building have?||▶ 73|
|Who was the mayor of New York City during the September 11 attacks in 2001?||▶ Rudy Giuliani|
|What is the tallest building in New York?||▶ One World Trade Center|
|What are the five boroughs of New York City?||▶ Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island|
|CBGB, the former infamous New York music club, stands for what?||▶ Country, Blue Grass and Blues|
|What is the name of the famous New York City food market that opened in 1942?||▶ Zabar’s|
|Which famous event took place at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848?||▶ The Seneca Falls Convention (first women’s rights convention)|
|What is the name of the famous New York City toy store featured in the movie “Big”?||▶ FAO Schwarz|
|What popular New York City dessert consists of a rich, dense, and moist chocolate cake with little to no flour?||▶ Flourless Chocolate Cake|
|Who was the first woman to run for U.S. President in 1872?||▶ Victoria Woodhull|
|What was the name of the infamous New York prison that closed in 1957?||▶ Sing Sing|
|Which famous New York City building houses the observation deck known as “Top of the Rock”?||▶ 30 Rockefeller Plaza|
|Which famous New York City ice cream shop, founded in 1911, is known for its Egg Creams?||▶ Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain|
|In which New York City park can you find the Alice in Wonderland statue?||▶ Central Park|
|In which New York City park was the Great Exhibition of 1853 held?||▶ Bryant Park (then called Reservoir Square)|
|What type of cuisine is associated with the New York City neighborhood of Arthur Avenue?||▶ Italian|
|What popular New York City sandwich consists of thinly sliced roast beef on a roll, dipped in jus (au jus) from the roast?||▶ French Dip|
|Which New York City neighborhood is known for its large and vibrant Chinatown?||▶ Lower Manhattan|
|Who was the first African American woman to serve in the New York State Assembly?||▶ Bessie Abramowitz Hillman (1965)|
|What famous New York City landmark opened on October 28, 1886?||▶ The Statue of Liberty|
|What iconic New York City store is known for its extravagant holiday window displays?||▶ Saks Fifth Avenue|
|What famous New York City restaurant, opened in 1954, is known for its Penne alla Vodka?||▶ Carbone|
|Which famous author of “Moby-Dick” was born in New York City?||▶ Herman Melville|
|Which New York City museum focuses on the art, history, and culture of Jewish people?||▶ The Jewish|
|What is the name of the famous New York City bakery, known for its traditional Jewish breads and pastries?||▶ Russ & Daughters|
|Who was the first Jewish mayor of New York City?||▶ Abraham Beame (1974-1977)|
|What type of cuisine is associated with the New York City neighborhood of Brighton Beach?||▶ Russian|
|Which New York City neighborhood is known as “Little Italy”?||▶ Mulberry Street in Lower Manhattan|
|What is the main ingredient in a New York-style cheesecake?||▶ Cream cheese|
|What was New York City’s original name?||▶ New Amsterdam|
|Which museum in New York City is home to over two million works of art?||▶ The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|What popular New York City dish is made with thinly sliced raw fish, often served as an appetizer?||▶ Crudo|
|In what year did the English conquer New Amsterdam?||▶ 1664|
|What famous New York City bakery is known for its Black and White cookies?||▶ Glaser’s Bake Shop (closed in 2018)|
|Which New York City institution is the largest performing arts center in the world?||▶ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts|
|What is the name of the famous New York City pizzeria that opened in 1905?||▶ Lombardi’s Pizza|
|Which famous jazz club is located in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood?||▶ The Village Vanguard|
|Who was New York named after?||▶ The Duke of York (later James II)|
|What annual event takes place in Coney Island, celebrating the start of summer?||▶ The Coney Island Mermaid Parade|
|What is the oldest building in New York City?||▶ The Wyckoff House (built circa 1652)|
|What popular New York City street food consists of a grilled or steamed hot dog served with onions, sauerkraut, and mustard?||▶ New York-style Hot Dog|
|In which borough can you find the Bronx Zoo?||▶ The Bronx|
|What type of cuisine is associated with the New York City neighborhood of Little Italy?||▶ Italian|
|Which famous New York City seafood restaurant, located in Grand Central Terminal, opened in 1913?||▶ The Oyster Bar|
|Which famous statue was a gift from France in 1886?||▶ The Statue of Liberty|
|Which New York City venue is home to the New York Philharmonic?||▶ David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall)|
|What is the name of the famous New York City steakhouse that opened in 1885?||▶ Peter Luger Steak House|
|What was the original purpose of the Flatiron Building?||▶ Office space|
|Which New York City neighborhood is considered the birthplace of hip hop?||▶ The Bronx (specifically, the South Bronx)|
|Which river runs along the western border of Manhattan?||▶ Hudson River|
|What is the name of the island on which the Statue of Liberty is located?||▶ Liberty Island|
|What is the largest park in New York City?||▶ Pelham Bay Park|
|Which island is home to New York City’s main jail complex?||▶ Rikers Island|
|Which bridge connects Manhattan to the Bronx?||▶ The Macombs Dam Bridge|
|Which New York City borough is closest to New Jersey?||▶ Staten Island|
|What is the name of the narrow strait that separates the Bronx and Manhattan?||▶ Spuyten Duyvil Creek|
|In which borough is the neighborhood of Flushing located?||▶ Queens|
|What is the name of the body of water located between Staten Island and New Jersey?||▶ Arthur Kill|
|Which New York City borough is the easternmost?||▶ Queens|
|What is the name of the park located at the southern tip of Manhattan?||▶ Battery Park|
|In which borough is Coney Island located?||▶ Brooklyn|
|Which New York City borough is home to the most bridges?||▶ Manhattan|
|What is the name of the river that runs along the eastern border of Manhattan?||▶ East River|
|What is the name of the park that stretches along the Hudson River on the western side of Manhattan?||▶ Hudson River Park|
About the Author
Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.
Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.
His friends call him the Question Master.