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Think You Know New York City?

Do you know what the name of Henry Hudson’s ship was, or which Midtown skyscraper is named for a woman’s cosmetic? What about the identity of the figure on horseback outside the Museum of Natural History, or the name of Kennedy Airport before it was named for the late president?

If so, you should have joined MAS and quiz-masters Greg Young and Tom Meyers, aka The Bowery Boys (pictured), last night at Common Ground Bar as they put teams of New Yorkers through their paces on a variety of topics relating to New York City history. Congratulations to NYC Trivia Night champions Steve Scofield and Julia Mucci - the Astoria Aces, edging out the Certificates of No Effect in a tight-fought contest, winning themselves a variety of New York City maps and books from the MAS bookstore Urban Center Books.

In addition to their weekly podcast exploring different aspects of New York City history, the The Bowery Boys maintain a website www.boweryboyspodcast.com which serves as a source of entertainment and information for native New Yorkers, former New Yorkers, and tourists alike. They believe that the more people become interested in the city’s past, the less likely it is to be bulldozed.