Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Practice for NYC map quiz to be taken Wed

NYC Subway Map
Originally uploaded by B.N. Weiss
Youse guys! Be ready to sketch a quick map of Manhattan and its neighbors on Wed.
- Include a dozen labels, correctly placed and spelled.
- You'll earn 15 pts.
- Write legibly.
- Title it with verve.

"Youse guys" is a phrase associated with a writer named Damon Runyon, who wrote comically of the ill-educated gangsters so often in the news in the 1920's. In fact, the name Nathan Detroit came from Runyon's reportage.

Here are a few NYC identifications for the quiz bowl on Fri:
- New Amsterdam
- Henry Hudson
- Peter Stuyvesant
- Erie Canal, 1825
- Flatiron Building, 1902
- Subway construction began in 1900

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