Quiz: How Well Do You Know New York?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know New York?

Test your knowledge of Gotham City with this short and fun quiz to see if you know more the average New Yorker 🙂 Get all the answers right to receive a 10% discount on all our Harlem Spirituals/New York Visions tours!

It's a common fact that millions of visitors from all over the world flock to New York ever year. Yet only a happy few really get to truly experience the Real New York. Yes, Midtown Manhattan is stunning and we all love it. However it's only a tiny slice of the apple. The truth is, even some New Yorkers don’t know everything about this town. New York City is much more than just one neighborhood. In fact, each of its five boroughs and over 300 neighborhoods brings something to the table; Manhattan and Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island are all incredibly diverse communities that all add so much life to this city. New York City's diversity stretches across its five boroughs including Manhattan and is filled with adventures and off the beaten path destinations that only a few tourists venture to.

Join one of our guided NYC adventures to expand your knowledge of the city. Stroll through trendy Dumbo, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights and more Brooklyn neighborhoods on the Brooklyn Walking Tour which also includes an all day pass to the ferry so you can cruise the New York harbor! Explore the Boogie-Down Bronx on both our Hidden Treasures of The Bronx with Lunch at City Island and the Bronx Tour with Bronx Zoo Experience. Or if you want to see it all, take our BBQ & BBQ tour - From HipHop to Hipsters, a Triboro tour that'll take you to the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and end on a tasty note with an authentic BBQ Lunch.

The Statue of Liberty is clearly visible from Battery Park.


Which one of these neighborhoods is NOT in Queens, NY?


Which NYC Zoo is America's largest metropolitan zoo, and features more than 4,000 animals?


Where is the famously known New York Stock Exchange?


Where is the Soldiers and Sailor's Memorial Arch of Grand Army Plaza?


Which NYC building is considered to be the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere?


Which of these venues host the beloved and legendary “Amateur Night”?


In which NYC borough can you find the neighborhood known as City Island?


Where did Soul Food originate in the United States?


What is the name of the most famous (baseball) stadium located in the Bronx?



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We hope that you’ve had fun taking this Quiz! If you would like to know more about the Big Apple, join us on our tours; we’ll take you off the beaten path to explore the real New York!

Disclaimer: Participants of this quiz who answer all the questions correctly will be automatically eligible to get a 10%discount on our tours (including our brand new tours). To receive the discount, participants need to confirm to the following eligibility criteria:

1. You must be over 18 to qualify

2. You must have a valid Facebook ID/ Twitter handle (as applicable)

Winners will be notified via email on Friday, June 3rd 2016. All submissions must be sent before June 3rd.

Discount code will need to be redeemed  before July 31st, 2016. In the event of any questions, please contact: digitalmedia@harlemspirituals.com stating the name of this Quiz (“How Well Do You Know New York?”) in the subject line. 

15 Outstanding Places That You Can Only Visit in NYC’s Outer Boroughs

15 Outstanding Places That You Can Only Visit in NYC’s Outer Boroughs

Ever wondered what makes New York City so unique? Well, with the launch of Harlem Spirituals – NY Visions new tours featuring the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, our team has compiled a list of some of the most outstanding sights that you can see in NYC’s outer boroughs. Besides, one of the best ways to explore the Big Apple’s many wonders is on a tour, so here’s a roundup of the best tours to get you started:

1. The Unisphere, Queens

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2. Williamsburg, Brooklyn 


3. Grand Army Plaza | Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, Brooklyn

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4. Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens


5. Arthur Avenue Market – The real Little Italy, The Bronx


6. Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn


7. Wave Hill, The Bronx

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8. The Bronx Zoo
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9. Coney Islan, Brooklyn


10. The Statue of Liberty, Staten Island

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11. New York Botanical Gardens, The Bronx

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12. Gantry Plaza Park, Queens

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13. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Brooklyn


14. City Island, The Bronx

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15. Dumbo, Brooklyn


While this list does not cover all the amazing sights of Empire City, it’s a small glimpse into the many things to see outside of Manhattan. Do you know a NYC hidden gems that we missed? Share a picture with us on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #MoretoNYC !

34 Reasons To Visit NYC Beyond Manhattan

34 Reasons To Visit NYC Beyond Manhattan

Don’t we all just love New York City? The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, the energy and unique atmosphere of Midtown streets… When picturing the Big Apple, we all have in mind the same typical images of Manhattan. Yet for a city that spreads across 5 boroughs and encompasses over 300 neighborhoods, there are practically endless opportunities for new and exciting things to do and see in New York City. And many of them are not in Manhattan…

Want to know what we’re talking about?
Check our awesome list of the 34 Reasons To Visit NYC Beyond Manhattan!

LIC, Queens(Photo by Jschauma – Flickr)
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8 Alternative Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

8 Alternative Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square can be as wild as it is thrilling, but if huge crowds and standing in the cold are not exactly your cup of tea; these activities and annual events will either entertain or inspire you on the first day of the year. Whether you want to walk the Brooklyn Bridge, start the year with a prayer or do a midnight run in Central Park, this list will make it easier to choose your New Year’s Eve plan based on what you find exciting.

1- New Year’s Eve Ride and Dance Party

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How To: Enjoy NYC on a Budget

How To: Enjoy NYC on a Budget

The Big Apple is a city in which you can find almost anything at every hour of the day. But, don’t let the big city vibe trick you into thinking that things can’t be affordable when you are on a budget. With little local expertise, you can find great deals on practically everything.

1- Getting around New York

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