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A New York Quiz for New Year's Day

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Sculpture and monument to David Farragut in Madison Square, New York City. Completed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1881. (Photo: Wiki Commons)

On this New Year's Day Geo Quiz, follow our clues to find three things in New York City that play off the word "new."

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On this New Year's Day Geo Quiz, follow my clues to find three things in New York City that play off the word "new."

Clue #1: Name a cultural movement that swept Europe and beyond in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Clue #2: Name a articular type of smoked salmon that was historically made using salmon from the Gaspé Peninsula in eastern Canada.

Clue #3: Name a place called "NU" or in full, "The Detinu Snoitan." This is the one place in New York where you're guaranteed to see resolutions throughout 2013.

The answer to Clue #1 is art nouveau. You can find a guide to art nouveau in New York City through David Cobb Craig's blog and from the BBC.

If you know your fish, you will know that Clue #2 points you to Gaspe Nova smoked salmon. This salmon is described as "mild and succulent" on the Russ & Daughters website, where you can order the fish by the pound.

And of course the resolutions will be passed by the United Nations, which is "Detinu Snoitan" and "NU" backwards (Clue 3).