Rockaway Beach 
Trivia Contest # 3
Questions and Answers

Rockaway Beach Trivia Contest Official Rules
Here are the official rules for the Rockaway Beach Trivia Contest #3

The winners of Contest #3 are: Sheli Pack Schwartz, Joy Goldberg, and Susan Wilsker Brownstein. Again, Bob Natt impressed the judges with the most correct answers but, he has already won and received a prize for Trivia Contest # 1. Sorry Bob, no prize this time!

 Thanks to all of you who entered. Look for the final Trivia Contest # 4, the "Mother of All Contests" sometime during the first week in September.

  • All entries must be sent by e-mail to
  • Only 1 entry per person will be accepted, the first one received!
  • Winners will be selected on the basis of most correct answers and the date and time they were received. (Sorry, problems with e-mail delivery cannot be taken into consideration.)
  • 3 winners will be selected and receive a Far Rockaway High School 100th Anniversary Baseball Cap with red lettering and the school logo on it with the years 1897 - 1997 courtesy of the Far Rockaway High School Alumni Association.
  • Names of the winners and the answers to the questions will be posted at the end of the contest period.
  • Contest #3 will end on July 31st. We invite the winners of contest #1 and #2 to participate, but sorry, we can't send you another prize if you win........ Good Luck To All

  • Here are the questions to the Rockaway Beach Trivia Contest # 3

    1. What was the name of the Army & Navy store on Central Avenue? Mortons

    2. What was the name of the bus company which served The Rockaways from Far Rockaway to Bel Harbor? Green Bus Lines

    3. Name all of the subway stops from Far Rockaway to Rockaway Park. (Not the street numbers)
    Far Rockaway (Mott Avenue), Wavecrest, Edgemere, Frank Avenue, Straiton Avenue, Gaston, Holland, Playland, Seaside, Rockaway Park

    4. Name as many kinds of knishes which were served at Jerry's Famous Knishes on the boardwalk. Potato (Also known as Plain), Kasha, Cheese, Cherry Cheese, Pineapple Cheese, Blueberry Cheese

    5. How many tables did Abe's Fasination on the boardwalk at 35th street have? 42

    6. Staying with Fasination, what color was the top row of lights on the board at the Fasination on 35th Street? Green

    7. Name three Far Rockaway High School graduates who won a Nobel Prize. Burton Richter,
    Richard Feynman, Baruch Blumberg

    8. What was the name of the baseball field on 17th St? O'Donague Field

    9. Where was the other Army & Navy store located in Far Rockaway? (Name the Street) Mott Avenue - Between the subway station and the State Diner

    10. What was the name of the eatery located next to Playland on 99th Street. (hint it was a single story white exterior bldg). Martins

    11. Who owned Playland? Richard Geist

    12. What was the name of the ball field on Beach Channel Drive around 34th Street? AC Field

    13. What was the nickname of the sports teams at F.R.H.S.? Seahorses

    14. Where did Mr. Tietze live? Greenwich Village (Manhattan is also a good answer for this one)

    15. What famous opera singer had a summer house in Bayswater? Enrico Caruso

    16. During the summers in the 50's , on the boardwalk there was a famous gathering place where everyone danced and listened to the jukebox. What is the name of this place? Meyer's

    17. What former Mayor had a house in the Belle Harbor/Neponsit area? Abe Beam

    18. What was the nickname of the football team in the 40's before it changed to its current nickname? Rockets

    19. Name the long time City Councilman who served from the 60's through the 80's. Walter Ward

    20. Name the two police precincts that served the peninsula. 100th and the 101st

    21. What was the FRHS swimming pool "wear" during the 50's and 60's for the boys and the girls? Boys - Nothing at all / Girls - Cotton tanks type suits and bathing caps

    22. Where was the Far Rockaway High School Rifle Range located? Basement of the school

    23. What store that sold everything from old comic books to pots and pans moved from Rockaway Beach Blvd, Edgemere to FarRockaway? Edie's

    24. Name as many Elementary Schools as you can which were located in the Rockaways. P.S. 39, 42, 44, 104, 105, 106, 114, 183, 197, 215, 225. Help!! I can't varify that all of these schools are in the Rockaways but these were the answers submitted. The answer to this question DID NOT effect the outcome of the contest. Someone please write to me and let me know the locations of all of these schools and I will post the information. Thanks.

    25. Name the 4 streets which bordered Far Rockaway High School. Oceancrest Blvd., Bay 25th Street (not Beach 25th Street), Hartman Lane, Cornaga Avenue

    Thank you for playing!

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