Looking for a classic scavenger hunt?
We’ve got one—only better. You and your team will take on a series of fun and funny team-building challenges in and around Madison Square Park, Gramercy Park, Union Square, and Broadway that highlight the neighborhood’s unique history.
This special Flatiron edition of our Grab ’n’ Go Scavenger Hunt includes tricky, humorous questions about great places in the neighborhood, including the carnival of gourmet food shops that is Eataly, locations from such famous movies as Spider-Man, Theodore Roosevelt’s childhood home, and grand buildings that once made up “the Ladies’ Mile.”
You might tackle such questions as…
- Find a store that sounds like it sells shards from a Hollywood studio. Nearby, what year did some pirates from Penzance arise here? Answer: A sign next to Rosen Paramount Glass reads, “On this site Sir Gilbert Sullivan composed ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ in 1879.”
- One building facing Madison Square Park suffers from stunted growth. It was supposed to climb 100 stories to become the tallest in the world—but money ran out after the 1929 market crash. The semi-tower’s predecessor across the street was the tallest in the world (1909–13). It too has played a role in movies, including After Hours. After hours, whose chorus chimes? Answer: A chorus from Handel chimes, as noted on a Met Life Building plaque.
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