Do You Know?

New York City 

  • How many floors high is the empire state building?  

    The Empire State Building is 103 floors high.
  • Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States? 
    
The people of France gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States.
  • What is a favorite meeting place at Grand Central Terminal?  

    Under The Grand Central Clock at the Information Booth located in the main concourse.

 

                          New York City On A Sunny Day 

  • Can you name the five boroughs of New York City?  

    Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
  • What is the tallest building in New York City?
    
One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan is the tallest building at 1,776 feet.
  • How many steps must one climb to reach the top of the Statue of Liberty?
    There are 354 steps to reach the crown of the Statue of Liberty.
  • How many trees are in Central Park?
    According to the Central Park Conservancy, there are 24,000 trees in Central Park.

Philadelphia

  • Why was the city named Philadelphia?  
    
Philadelphia means "brotherly love" in Greek.
  • For what is Independence Hall in Philadelphia most famous?  

    Independence Hall is the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
  • What two rivers converge in Philadelphia?  

    The Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers converge in southwestern Philadelphia.

 

Boston

  • What was Paul Revere's primary vocation?

    Paul Revere's primary vocation was as a goldsmith/silversmith.
  • What is Boston's Emerald Necklace?
    Boston's Emerald Necklace is a six-mile stretch of green parkland including 
Boston Common and Public Garden.
  •  When was the town of Boston founded?
    The town of Boston was founded in 1630.

 

Cape Cod

  • Where on Cape Cod did the Pilgrims first arrive in 1620 before sailing to Plymouth?  

    The Pilgrims first arrived to Provincetown on Cape Cod in 1620.
  • What road bridges connect the mainland to Cape Cod?  
    
The two road bridges to Cape Cod are the Sagamore Bridge and Bourne Bridge.
  • Where on Cape Cod is Nobska Lighthouse?  

    Nobska Lighthouse is at Wood's Hole, Falmouth.

 

Maine

  • How many acres of forest are in Maine? 
    
There are 17 million acres of forest in Maine.
  • What is the length of Maine's coastline? 
    
The length of Maine's coastline is 3,500 miles.
  • What is the state flower of Maine? 

    The state flower of Maine is the white pine cone.

 

Vermont

  • What is the meaning of the name Vermont?  
    
Vermont is derived from two French words: vert (green) and mont (mountain).
  • What is Vermont's largest city in population size?  

    Burlington is Vermont's largest city.
  • What percent of U.S. maple syrup is supplied by Vermont producers? 

    Approximately 40% is supplied by maple syrup producers in Vermont.

 

Holiday Cards

  • New York City: When was the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center first erected?
    
The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center was first erected in 1931.