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Quiz

To test your knowledge about the Village’s history and architecture, we invite you to take this quiz. Questions will change from month to month, so come back and learn how much you know about Great Neck. All the answers can be found in the survey or Village publications. Good luck!

What famous poet and real estate speculator owned property in Great Neck Plaza?

1. Robert Frost
2. Dylan Thomas
3. Bloodgood Cutter
4. Elizabeth Browning

What hotel was torn down in the 1980s after it fell into disrepair?

1. The Brookwood Hotel
2. The Colony Hotel
3. The Wychwood Tea Room
4. The Playhouse

What New York City mayor later moved to Great Neck?

1. Robert Wagner
2. James Walker
3. William Havemeyer
4. William R. Grace

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Quiz - Answers

Bloodgood Cutter, for whom Cutter Mill Road was named, owned several parcels of land along Cutter Mill Road. Cutter, a close associate of Mark Twain, traveled widely throughout his life. He published many poems under his name, including The Long Island Farmer's Poems, which can be found at the Great Neck Library.

The Colony Hotel, once the prominent site of business meetings, family celebrations, weddings and parties, was located on the northwest corner of Grace Avenue and Bond Street, now the site of the 12 Bond Parc building. The Brookwood Hotel and the Wychwood Tea Room were destroyed prior to 1930.

William R. Grace moved to Great Neck in the late 1800s, investing heavily in real estate and various businesses, including The Great Neck Trust Company, now the home of Citibank, on Middle Neck Road. His wife was Lillius R. Grace, a native of Thomaston, Maine, for whom the village of Thomaston was named. Grace was mayor of New York City from 1881-82.

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