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Sep 30, 2015

How Well Do You Know New York?

Concrete jungle where trivia's made of. (Sorry.)

  1. D Dipasupil / Stringer
  2. Google Maps
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    The Virgin Megastore in Union Square closed in 2009.

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    The "S" runs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

  4. JEWEL SAMAD / AFP
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    New York has the largest population of Puerto Ricans in the world. It also has the largest Chinese population of any city outside of Asia and the largest number of Dominicans of any other city in the world besides Santo Domingo.

  5. Spencer Platt / Getty Images
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    Per New York Magazine: "The plan has been on the drawing board since the year Babe Ruth hit his first home run for the Yankees—that is to say, since 1920, when it was envisioned as part of a massive subway expansion that brought us the IND, the trains that now run under Sixth and Eighth avenues."

  6. Edwin Levick / Stringer
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    In 1904, Mayor George B. McClellan changed the name of Longacre Square, which had been named after London's carriage district, to Times Square.

  7. Bryan Thomas / Stringer
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    Sunset Park is Brooklyn's first Chinatown, but there's also a Chinatown in Bensonhurst and "satellite" Chinatowns in Bay Ridge, Borough Park, Coney Island, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, Homecrest and Marine Park.

  8. Andrew Burton / Getty Images
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    No Sbarro yet, sorry mall meatball enthusiasts.

  9. Stan Honda / Stringer
  10. Mario Tama / Getty Images
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    According to Coney Island's official website, The Mermaid Parade was "founded in 1983 with 3 goals: it brings mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune; it creates self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as 'entertainment'; and it lets artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public."

  11. Michael Heiman / Getty Images
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    The Unisphere was built for the New York World's Fair of 1964-65 and resides in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.

  12. Joe Kohen / Stringer
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    Lombardi's opened in 1905 and was granted, per Serious Eats, the nation's first license to sell pizza.

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