NYC Pop Culture Quiz

NYC is home to some great characters, whether they be from literature, film, or TV. Get to know these characters (and in turn, New York) by checking out our recommendations below. Pop quiz: How many of the following NYC characters can you identify? (Answers at the end of this post):

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NYC Films

New York City is the backdrop for countless films; once you’ve lived here, you’ll soon to be able to identify neighborhoods, restaurants, and other settings when you watch movies set in the Big Apple. You won’t help but blurt out “I know where that is!” or “I’ve been there before!”

  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Black Swan
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Now You See Me
  • Rent
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • West Side Story
  • Annie Hall and Manhattan
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Men in Black
  • I am Legend
  • Hitch
  • Ghostbusters

New York City Based TV Shows

Finally, if you’re looking to binge-watch some great NYC shows on Netflix, you can’t go wrong with these classics:

  • Seinfeld
  • 30 Rock
  • Friends
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Gossip Girl
  • Law & Order
  • Castle
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage

We hope this will be a fun, informal crash-course for your knowledge of NYC pop culture!

Psst! Wanna see how you did on your “pop quiz?” Answers: Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s); George Costanza (Seinfeld);  Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby); Tom Collins (Rent); Rachel Green (Friends); Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother). Our Featured photo is the titular Jessica Jones. 

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