Travel the World: New York City

Travel the World: New York City
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So, you think you know the Big Apple, the Empire City, Gotham, the City That Never Sleeps? Take our quiz and find out if you're on the level of a native, a mere "bridge-and-tunneler," or a tourist from Cleveland.
Roosevelt Island?
in the Hudson River, between Manhattan and New Jersey
in the East River between Manhattan and Queens
Roosevelt Island is located in the East River, wedged between Midtown Manhattan and Astoria, Queens. You can get there from Manhattan on the F train or the Roosevelt Island Tramway, an elevated gondola that departs from 59th Street and Second Avenue.
in New York Harbor, near the Statue of Liberty

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The Strand?
the main drag in Astoria, Queens, known for its variety of ethnic restaurants
a park on the Hudson River, on the Upper West Side
a huge bookstore near Union Square
The Strand -- with its logo "18 Miles of Books" -- is one of the largest used bookstores in the world.

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Hell's Kitchen?
a neighborhood on the west side of Midtown Manhattan
In an attempt to diminish the memory of Hell's Kitchen's seedy past, city leaders have tried to make "Clinton" the new name of the quickly gentrifying Midtown West neighborhood. It hasn't quite stuck.
a housing project in the South Bronx
Anthony Bourdain's new restaurant in Soho

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The Meatpacking District?
the area in Queens that supplies 80 percent of the meat for the city's restaurants
a former hub for slaughterhouses in Manhattan that is now home to hip shops and clubs
At the turn of the 20th century, there were hundreds of slaughterhouses and meatpacking plants in this neighborhood just above the West Village in Manhattan. Later it had the dubious distinction of being a center for transsexual prostitutes. Now it's probably the hottest shopping and nightlife area in Manhattan.
a neighborhood in Brooklyn populated in the late 1800s by beef-industry workers

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Alphabet City?
a neighborhood east of the East Village that has lettered avenues instead of numbered ones
Alphabet City (home to Avenues A, B, C and D) was once notorious for drugs and crime but is getting more and more upscale.
the largest nursery school in Manhattan
a huge play center for kids in the Chelsea Piers development on the Hudson River

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Williamsburg?
the district in lower Manhattan that holds the city's government offices
an area of Queens that was first settled by former inhabitants of Williamsburg, Va.
a neighborhood in Brooklyn that was once seedy but is now filled with artists and hipsters
Williamsburg is a multiethnic neighborhood in Brooklyn that … wait for it ... has gentrified rapidly in recent years and is now known as an artists' enclave.

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The Whispering Gallery?
a domed passageway in the basement of Grand Central Station
The Whispering Gallery is a passageway in Grand Central Station with arched entrances on all four sides. If you and a friend stand in diagonal corners and whisper into the corners, you'll be able to hear each other clear as day, even if it's the middle of the morning commute.
an art gallery in Chelsea where no talking is allowed
a bar in the East Village run by monks

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The Cloisters?
a bar in the East Village run by monks
a former convent in Harlem that now holds a nightclub
a medieval art museum at the very northern tip of Manhattan
The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in Fort Tryon Park at the very top of Manhattan. Thousands of medieval objets d'art are housed in reconstructed French buildings from the Middle Ages.

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The High Line?
the fastest route from JFK airport to Manhattan
the portion of the 6 train that travels aboveground in the Bronx, offering spectacular views of Manhattan
an abandoned elevated rail line on the west side of Manhattan that's being converted into paths and green space
The High Line freight railway was abandoned in 1980 and is now being made into an elevated park. The first section -- running from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, is scheduled to open in June 2009.

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Battery Park City?
an exclusive neighborhood on the Upper East Side where homes start at $10 million
a huge new condo development in Queens built on the site of an old battery factory
a neighborhood at the lower tip of Manhattan
Battery Park City in lower Manhattan was created, in part, from the dirt and rocks that were dug up during construction of the World Trade Center.

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