Blind Items: The Contest

July 28, 2011

Blind Items takes place in New York City and draws pretty heavily from the setting. (This photo is of the intersection in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Boerum Hill, where my character Jonathan lives.) In honor of the city that I also call home and a few other important moments in the novel, I’ve put together a little trivia contest.

Here’s how it works. I’ve got five questions that I’m presenting like blind gossip items. They’re all based on important moments in the novel. Give these questions a shot. (I won’t hold it against you if you have to Google, but see how many of these you know the answer to before you guess.) Leave your answers in the comments here. I’ll draw a winner randomly from the pool of people who answer all of the questions correctly. Winner gets a copy of Blind Items!

Here are the questions:

1. This American songwriter wrote hits such as “Too Darn Hot,” “I’ve Got My Eyes On You,” and “It’s De-Lovely.” In fact, a revival of one of his musicals just won Best Revival at this year’s Tonys.

2. This borough of New York City is the most populous.

3. This bridge, completed in 1883, is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US. It crosses the East River.

4. This tabloid newspaper—with a gossip section known as “Page Six”—is New York City’s oldest newspaper still in print.

5. Although more energy-efficient cars are making up a larger percentage of NYC’s yellow cab fleet, 60% of the fleet is still made up of this make and model of car. (Hint: this model of car is often also used as police cruisers across the country. Production is scheduled to end next month.)

I’ll draw a winner at the end of the day. Good luck everyone!

8 Responses to “Blind Items: The Contest”

  1. Dawn D. says:

    My father was born and raised in New York..he had to help me with a few :)

    1. Cole Porter
    2. Brooklyn
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. The New York Post
    5. Ford Crown Victoria

  2. Dawn D. says:

    1. Cole Porter
    2. Brooklyn
    3. Broooklyn Bridge
    4. The New York Post
    5. Ford Crown Victoria

  3. Linda C says:

    1. Cole Porter
    2. Brooklyn
    3. The Brooklyn Bridge
    4. The New York Post
    5. Ford Crown Victorias

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. Mídia says:

    I confess that I had help from google. I live in Brazil and my dream is to meet New York.

    1- Cole Porter
    2- Brooklyn
    3- The Brooklyn Bridge
    4- The New York Post
    5- Ford Crown Victorias

  5. Cayce says:

    1. Cole Porter
    2. Brooklyn
    3. Broooklyn Bridge
    4. The New York Post
    5. Ford Crown Victoria

    Thanks for the game, it was fun :)
    I had to google 1. and 5. Never been in NY, but would love to some day.

  6. Beatrice says:

    I live in Connecticut but NYC is close enough for me to figure these out. *grins* (I had to Google #1 though.)

    1. Cole Porter
    2. Brooklyn
    3. Brooklyn Bridge
    4. The New York Post
    5. Ford Crown Victoria

  7. Courtney S says:

    Here are my answers (with the help of Google…lol):
    1)Cole Porter
    2)Brooklyn
    3)Brooklyn Bridge
    4)NY Post
    5)Crown Victoria

  8. monica says:

    Just trying my luck
    1 Cole Porter
    2 Brooklyn
    3 Broooklyn Bridge
    4 The New York Post
    5 Ford Crown Victoria

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