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400 Questions and Answers to the Big Apple's oddest mysteries: from the pages of the New York Times
New York has long held a place as the nation's most admired and reviled city, provoking more debate, affection, and curiosity than any other. Generations of visitors and residents alike have pondered the city's enduring quirks and unusual traditions. In the F.Y.I. column in The New York Times, the paper's reporters and editors turn their talents to answering readers' most perplexing queries about the city, some of which include:
* City with a Past: Where was the World Trade Center originally going to be located? Where was the last opium den in New York?
* Underground, Underfoot: Is there a secret tunnel linking Police Headquarters to a nearby tavern? What was the busiest day in subway history?
* The Name Game: Is there really a Main Street in Manhattan? What was the Street of Brides?
* And lots more!
Amply illustrated with Stuart Goldenberg's whimsical cartoons, and with an introduction from Constance Rosenblum, editor of the Times's City section, Only in New York is sure to generate laughter, delight, and "Aha!" reactions in anyone who has ever been stumped by one of Gotham's countless oddities.
Only in New York
1. City with a Past
THE CITY GAME
Q. I've heard of a street game, called ring-a-levio, ring-a-lerio or relievio, which was played by children in New York City in the 1950's. It sounds...