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84 New York Trivia Questions That Will Even Stump Local New Yorkers

New York is famous worldwide. Unsurprisingly, this is for a good reason! The popular destination has it all: art, food, culture, and history. The first capital of the United States was New York. 

Today, it remains the 4th most populated state in the country. New York’s influence spreads far distance within its own country and abroad because it is a staple of American culture.

New York is a hub for diversity and world affairs. Over 800 languages are used in New York City every day, making the record for the highest linguistic diversity around the globe! Even if you think you know everything about New York, we guarantee to have some surprises in our New York trivia questions and answers. Give us a chance. We will test just how much you know about the iconic city today!

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The Hudson river flows through New York and what other state?

Vermont

Maine

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

Which line on the New York Subway opened in 1956?

Broadway Line

Brighton Line

Astoria Line

Rockaway Line

Which show is about the lives of privileged New York school children?

Chinese Whispers

Tell Tale kids

Gossip Girl

Tatle Boy

If you were flying to New York City, at which airport might you land?

George W Bush

Ulysses S Grant

John F Kennedy

Harry S Truman

In which show do we hear, ‘Live from New York, it’s Saturday night?’

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Morning Show

Saturday Night Drinks

Saturday Night Love

How many boroughs is New York City composed of?

Seven

Five

Three

Two

What is ‘The Met’ in New York?

Art gallery

University

Police headquarters

Opera house

Where in New York State has hosted the Winter Olympics?

Buffalo

Albany

Syracuse

Lake Placid

If New York has Broadway, what does London have?

Great White Way

Moulin Rouge

Theater District

West End

In which hotel was the first New York Fashion Week held?

The Ritz-Carlton

The Waldorf Astoria

The Carlyle

The Plaza

In which New York Tavern was the city’s first chamber of commerce held?

Park Avenue Tavern

Gramercy Tavern

Fraunces Tavern

Tavern on Jane

Which of these countries first colonized New York?

France

England

The Netherlands

Spain

Which is the only borough of New York City that is on the mainland?

Queens

The Bronx

Staten Island

Manhattan

Which 90s musical is about down-and-out New Yorkers?

Smokey Joe’s Café

Cabaret

Rent

Chicago

Which New York City thoroughfare would you associate with finance?

42nd Street

8th Avenue

Broadway

Wall Street

What color are St James Place and New York Avenue in Monopoly?

Pink

Yellow

Red

Orange

Which of these cities is in the state of New York?

New York City

Cardydd

York

Boston

Which of these American cities is located closest to New York?

San Francisco

Boston

Las Vegas

New Orleans

In which year were the New York Yankees founded?

1901

1921

1931

1911

Which New York State mountains are considered an extension of the Appalachian range?

Wilhelmina Mountains

Hornby Mountains

Catskills Mountains

Sugarloaf Mountains

What is the smallest borough of New York City?

Brooklyn

Staten Island

The Bronx

Manhattan

Albany and New York City are major ports on what river?

Colorado River

Missouri River

Yukon River

Hudson River

Complete the name of the this area of New York. The _____ Packing District.

Alcohol

Meat

Shoe

Vegetable

New York Times Cl. A has which ticker symbol?

NWL

NYT

NWA

NWS

What did New Yorker Walter Hunt patent in the 1840s?

Paper clip

Safety pin

Stapler

Hovercraft

Which of these is the name of a town in New York state?

Win

Victory

Awesome

Conquest

Brooklyn and The Bronx are in which state?

Alabama

Texas

California

New York

How many rail and subway stations are contained within  New York’s MTA system?

1407

736

215

493

Where in New York did Elizabeth Arden open her first spa?

Second Avenue

Park Avenue

Third Avenue

Fifth Avenue

What type of infestation did New York suffer from in the 00’s?

Bed Bugs

Earthworms

Fleas

Wasps

Which mountain range runs from New York to Alabama?

Alps

Andes

Appalachian Mountains

Rocky Mountains

Niagara Falls is in New York and which Canadian state?

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

Yukon

In what year did New York airport change its name to John F Kennedy Airport?

1965

1975

1980

1963

Which of these is a famous sports and music venue in New York?

Madison Square Gardens

Madison No Gardens

Madison Triangle Gardens

Madison Circle Gardens

The New York City Marathon goes through how many of the boroughs?

2

4

3

5

Which of these states shares a border with New York State?

Indiana

Illinois

Pennsylvania

Georgia

New York City is situated in which state?

Montclaire

Old York

England

New York

What is the state abbreviation for New Jersey?

NY

NH

NE

NJ

Which of these rivers flows through New York?

Mississippi

Hudson

Gotham River

Rio De Janeiro

Of these, which is the NBA team from New York?

Knicks

Knacks

Nooks

Knocks

Which of these cities is located nearest to New York?

New Orleans

Dallas

Boston

Las Vegas

What is the capital of New York State?

London

Toronto

New York City

Albany

When was the first New York Fashion Week?

1933

1943

1963

1953

Who sold the New York Yankees for $10 million to a 12-person syndicate in 1973?

ESPN

HBO

CBS

CNN

Castle Clinton is a fort and was originally built in which part of New York City?

The Bronx

Manhattan

Ellis Island

Brooklyn

The New York Yankees are based in which part of New York City?

The Bronx

Manhattan

Queens

Brooklyn

On which New York street do the major stock exchange companies have their headquarters?

One Avenue

Park Avenue

Fifth Avenue

Wall Street

Complete this area of New York ‘Columbus ___’?

City

Town

Circle

Square

Thierry Henry played for the New York Red Bulls, which  European country is he from?

Greece

Serbia

Estonia

France

Which show opened on Broadway in New York City in 1975?

We Will Rock You

The Rocky Horror Show

The Lion King

Matilda

Which of these cities is NOT in New York?

Rochester

Buffalo

Boston

Albany

Which borough of New York City is the US Open played in?

Brooklyn

Queens

Manhattan

The Bronx

Which of these has been used as a nickname for New York City?

Quahog

Metropolis

Krypton

Gotham

On which island in New York would you find the Statue of Liberty?

Staten Island

Ellis Island

Long Island

Liberty Island

Which neighborhood would you go to  watch the New York Mets play?

Jamaica

Flushing

Corona

Utopia

New York City is known as the city that never does what?

Sleeps

Drinks

Yawns

Eats

How was New York’s Niagara Falls formed?

Underground Volcano

Receding Glaciers

Asteroid

Earthquake

Who was the city of New York named after?

James II

Henry II

William II

Charles II

The famous theater district in New York is known by what name?

The West End

The Bronx

Light Avenue

Broadway

Which Beatle was murdered outside his New York apartment  block in 1980?

John Lennon

Ringo Starr

George Harrison

Paul McCartney

In which state are the New York Mountains?

California

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

Which river flows through New York?

Coosa River

Missouri River

Potomac River

Hudson River

Which part of New York City houses the Guggenheim Museum?

Upper East Side

West Village

Harlem

Brooklyn

Where did the New Jersey Devils relocate from in 1982?

Colorado

Vancouver

Toronto

Kansas City

Charles Lindeburgh flew from New York to which city in 1927?

Bangkok

Paris

Sydney

Moscow

Where in New York City is famous for its theaters?

Fifth Avenue

Broadway

Brooklyn

Queens

Which of these is a real New York Subway line?

Meat Packing

JFK

Soho

Rockaway

Which New York Giants star is of royal Nigerian descent?

Stevie Brown

Marvin Austin

Prince Amukamara

Frank Okam

New York and New Jersey were named after places in which  European country?

Spain

England

Thailand

Russia

Which of these is the name of a statue in New York?

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Hope

Statue of Freedom

Statue of Empire

Which clothing gets its name from Washington Irving’s ‘History of New York’?

Boob tube

Gabardine

Vest

Knickers

Which of these is NOT in New York?

The White House

Empire State Building

Central Park

Yankees Stadium

What is usually found on top of a New York style cheesecake?

Chocolate

Strawberries

Marzipan

Nothing

Macy’s was founded in New York in which year?

1878

1858

1868

1898

Which street in Manhattan is called ‘Fashion Avenue’?

Ninth Avenue

Eleventh Avenue

Seventh Avenue

Thirteenth Avenue

Which New York national Monument is home to Castle Williams and Fort Jay?

Castle Clinton

Fort Stanwix

Governors Island

Ellis Island

From which city did the Titanic set sail on its doomed voyage  to New York?

Liverpool

Belfast

Dover

Southampton

What is done during the opening and closing of the New York Stock Exchange?

Foodfight

Ring A Bell

Whistle

Play Top 40 Hit

Which of these states does NOT share a border with New York?

Connecticut

New Jersey

Ohio

Vermont

New Jersey shares a border with which of these states?

New York

Nevada

California

Washington

Which show features Ted and his tales of romance in New York?

How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Brother

How I Met Your Sister

How I Met Your Father

What was the original name of New York?

New Paris

New Amsterdam

New Berlin

New London

Who became mayor of New York City in 1994?

Robert F. Wagner, Jr.

Edward I. Koch

John V. Lindsay

Rudolph W. Giuliani

Which famous waterfalls can be found between Ontario and New York?

Niagara Falls

Angel Falls

Victoria Falls

Iguazu Falls

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