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What a Difference a Week Makes!

Before the letter I wrote called MUG, Going Forward, donations received from January through March totalled $9,961. 

This month, we’ve now received an additional $17,671 thanks to the incredible generosity of 381 donors so far. Absolutely amazing! 

That means we’ve got more than 50% of our funds needed for 2014: $27,632 out of $50,000

And the emails I’ve received have been incredibly kind and supportive and frankly very touching.

Thank you!

Charlie Suisman 

P. S. If you haven’t supported MUG yet but would like to, this is the place.

Today’s Trivia Answers

Q: Including both the upper and lower levels, how many total lanes are there on the George Washington Bridge?

A: 14 lanes

Q: Who is Sasheer Zamata?

A: The newly SNL comedian.

Q: What’s the coldest temperature ever recorded in Central Park?

a) -10 b) -15 c) -19 d) -23

A: -15

Q: Next month, Colin Farrell stars in the film adaptation of the much-loved book Winter’s Tale, set in NYC, published in 1983. Who is the author of the book?

A: Mark Helprin

Q: Etsy launched in what year?

A: 2005

Q: All the Way is a new drama opening on Broadway in March about the first year of LBJ’s presidency. Who will play LBJ

a) Tracy Letts b) John Lithgow c) Bryan Cranston d) Harvey Fierstein e) Tommy Lee Jones 

A: Bryan Cranston

Q: Atlas, Papillon, Gilt, Corton, The Elm… He’s been the chef at all of them. Who is he?

A: Paul Liebrandt

Q: Before its move to Manhattan, Kleinfeld was located for decades in what Brooklyn neighborhood?

A: Bay Ridge

Q: Who said ‘A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.

a) Eleanor Roosevelt b) Janette Sadik-Khan c) Ruth Madoff d) Bella Abzug

A: Eleanor Roosevelt

Q: What was the city’s first municipal airport?

A: Floyd Bennett Field

Q: What name was the Mayor before he changed it to Bill de Blasio?

a) Wally Cox b) William Wegman II c) Abner J. Mikva d) Warren Wilhelm, Jr. e) Moose Charlap

A: Warren Wilhelm, Jr. 

Today’s ticket giveaway to the Let Freedom Ring concert goes to Adam Rader. Enjoy! More info on the concert.

Today’s ticket giveaway to the Let Freedom Ring concert goes to Adam Rader. Enjoy! More info on the concert.

The Winner…

…of today’s ticket giveaway to see Declan O’Rourke is: 

J Geller

Congratulations! We’ll email you with details.

High-res The winner of our White Buffalo ticket giveaway is Lisa G. We’ll email you with details. Enjoy the show!

The winner of our White Buffalo ticket giveaway is Lisa G. We’ll email you with details. Enjoy the show!

Today’s Quiz answers

Q: Gertrude Tredwell lived her entire life here until she died in 1933 and many say she’s still floating around, making this what many consider the city’s most haunted house. What is it?

a) Gracie Mansion b) Chelsea Hotel c) Merchant’s House Museum

A: Merchant’s House Museum

Q: Theater people know that this theater is haunted by its namesake, who used to have an apartment at the top of the building. Which theater?

a) The Bernard Jacobs b) The Belasco c) The John Golden

A: The Belasco

Q: A few blocks away, Ziegfeld chorine Olive Thomas (once called the most beautiful girl in the world) died of poison—either by her own hand or another’s. Even after Disney renovated this theater, Thomas is seen here, sometimes with a blue glass bottle (a clue, perhaps). What’s the name of this theater?

a) The Ziegfeld b) The New Amsterdam c) The Benay Venuta

A: The New Amsterdam

Q: This poet hung out at the White Horse Tavern and, even if the legend that he downed 18 whiskies before dying may not be quite right, it makes for good copy. Many claim he’s still around. Name him.

A: Dylan Thomas

Q: Mickey, the ghost that haunts this 1817 building, was a sailor who lived upstairs. It’s been everything from a boarding house to a smuggler’s den to a brothel. It’s now a bar. Name it.

A: Ear Inn

Q: There have been several ghost sightings at the Dakota (it would be surprising if there hadn’t been): a young girl, a young boy, and John Lennon. Rosemary’s Baby was, of course, set here. Who wrote the original novel?

A: Ira Levin

Bonus A: The Alwyn Court

Q: This park is said to have been an Indian burial ground as well as the place where public executions drew reliably large crowds. Which park? 

A: Washington Square Park

Q: This restaurant is housed in what was once Aaron Burr’s carriage house and Mr. Burr, as well as his daughter Theodosia, have been seen here. What’s the restaurant?

a) One if By Land, Two if By Sea b) Capsouto Freres c) Il Mulino

A: One if By Land, Two if By Sea

Q: 14 West 10th Street is known as the House of Death. Twenty-two people have died here. It was home to Joel Steinberg, convicted of the beating death of his daughter. It was also home, for about a year, of a beloved author. What’s the name of the novelist who lived here? 

A: Mark Twain

Today’s Winner of Tickets to see Lee Ritenour

music  We have a pair of tickets to see Lee Ritenour on June 3 at Iridium in honor of Les Paul's birthday celebration (it would have been his 98th). To enter, email us with ‘Lee’ in the subject line. We’ll announce the winner today by 2pm on our blog

The winner is: James Eich! Congratulations, we’ll email you the details. 

 

 

Imran Qureshi’s poignant installation on the Met’s Roof Garden