There are some people who don’t know that Todt Hill is the highest natural point in New York City, who have no idea what subway station the famous car chase in the French Connection ended at, who walk our streets not knowing that 1907 was the peak year for immigration through Ellis Island.
But those are not the kind of people who dared to compete in City Limits’ UrbaNerd Trivia Championship on Tuesday night at the incredibly friendly Blue Haven bar on West Houston Street.
Rising to the challenge posed by special guest questioner Michael Miscione (the official Manhattan borough historian) and your correspondent, Jordan Ausländer eked out a narrow victory with 39 points out of a possible 50. Ausländer won the admiration of his fellow contestants and a sweet DSNY t-shirt from the CityStore.
Be sure to mark your calendars for other City Limits 40th anniversary events: Our April 14 panel discussion on the New York State presidential primary, our May 14 walking tour of Sunset Park, the July 23 service project and, of course, our September 26 anniversary gala honoring legendary investigative journalist Wayne Barrett and crusading labor leader Henry Garrido. Get our free newsletter and become a member today to hear more about these events and support City Limits’ not-so-trivial reporting on New York City.