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Tidal Toast 2020: Newtown Creek Themed Quiz

Who designed the Newtown Creek Nature Walk?
Maya Lin
Laura and Mike Hofmann
George Trakas
Scape Architecture
Willis Carrier invented and installed the first air-conditioner for a business that was located just a block from English Kills in 1902. What was the business?
Acme Meats (Slaughterhouse)
Sackett & Wilhelms (Printing Company)
GH Nichols and Company (Copper Refinery)
John D Rockefeller’s personal office
According to the latest US Army Corp of Engineers Survey, the deepest spot in the Creek is:
15 feet
27 feet
34 feet
51 feet
That deepest reading in the Creek was located here:
At the East River
The Mouth of Whale Creek
The Turning Basin
Sunken Meadows
Who was NOT an original plaintiff on the Riverkeeper/Exxon lawsuit?
Teresa Toro
Rolf Carle
Laura and Mike Hofmann
David Yassky
Bill Schuck
Deborah Masters
Which neighborhood does NOT border Newtown Creek?
Vinegar Hill
Blissville
Hunters Point
Ridgewood
Newtown Creek once had two islands up until the mid 1900s. What were they:
Ruffle Bar and Swinburne Island
Weisel Island and Oyster Shoal
Belmont Island and Isle of Wight
Mussel Island and Furman Island
There was a tributary in Long Island City, just East of where the Pulaski bridge is, that was filled in and paved over in the 1800s. It was known as:
Jack’s Creek
Johann Kills
Dutch Kills
Van Alst Creek
The Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant is the largest of 14 plants in New York City. Approximately how many people flush their toilets to the plant everyday?
500,000
750,000
1 million
A crap load
How many Combined Sewer Outfalls drain into Newtown Creek?
41
22
5
A baker's dozen
What geologic forces formed the Creek thousands of years ago?
Earthquakes
Eroding mountains
Receding glaciers
Ancient volcanoes
The neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick were at one point all part of one of the first Dutch colonies in Brooklyn called Bosjwick, which in Dutch means
Swampland
New World
Heavy Woods
Hunting Grounds
The Lenni-Lenape people that lived near the Creek at the time of European colonization and in modern day Queens, were known as:
Canarsie
Mespat
Nieuwetown
Rockaway
When did Abraham Gesner’s North American Kerosene Gas Light Company, the world’s first large-scale petroleum refinery, open in Queens?
1752
1833
1900
1854
In 1910 the New York Times proclaimed that;
“the traffic [on Newtown Creek] is greater than on the Mississippi”
“Greenpoint and Hunter’s Point will one day be home to luxury towers”
“The smells generated by the industry on Newtown Creek reeks of money”
“All the swamps have been drained so why is there still corruption?”
Which Governor of New York oversaw the development of the first waste water treatment facility on Newtown Creek?
Andrew Cuomo
Nelson Rockefeller
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mario Cuomo
What does “SMIA” stand for?
Standard Materials for Initiating Action
Significant Maritime Industrial Area
Simply Marvelous Inventive Applications
Subsidized Maritime Innovation Area
Newtown Creek Alliance’s first executive director was:
Christine Holowacz
Katie Schmid
Kate Zidar
Willis Elkins
Newtown Creek is a tributary of what estuary system?
The East River
The Atlantic Ocean
The Hudson River
Chesapeake Bay
What marine animal, found in Newtown Creek, filters and cleans water as it eats?
Herons and Egrets
Striped Bass
Blue Crabs
Ribbed Mussels
In 2016, NCA conducted a population survey of ribbed mussels within Newtown Creek. In total we counted:
200
2,000
20,000
200,000
What current partner organization was instrumental in the founding of Newtown Creek Alliance?
Storm Water Infrastructure Matters (SWIM) Coalition
The EPA
Riverkeeper
Evergreen
Which food item is NOT currently produced at a facility near the Creek?
Craft Ginger Ale
Dry Ice
Black Mayonnaise
Fortune Cookies
This nearly 7 acre park will be the newest open space opening along the Creek:
Under the K
Pulaski Park
The Lowline
Queensway
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