History Hunt – Week 1

Posted on: July 9th, 2010 at 11:23 am by

Summer’s here and we’re excited to introduce weekend History Hunts in conjunction with the Tenement Museum. Basically, the goal is to explore the neighborhood, learn some history, and have fun. We provide pictures of a location and some hints, you tell us the address of the building and/or send us a picture of the location.

We’ll post a new photo and clue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at noon. They’ll get easier each day, so people who email us or tweet us (@boweryboogie) the correct answer earlier will have a better chance of winning.

The Tenement Museum will award one free museum ticket as a prize each week, and at the end of the summer, we’ll select a grand prize winner based on most creative entry or person with most correct answers. Click here for full rules.

Got it? Here’s the first picture and clue for this week:

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Today’s clue: I’ve been standing in the neighborhood for over 80 years, and my view of bars is different from yours.

AND REMEMBER TO CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR ANOTHER CLUE!

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