Look Smart Trivia: New York By Decade


To paraphrase one of the city’s most famous daughters: New York gives good face. Sometimes it’s exquisite, sometimes it’s not even pretty, but it always has presence, magnetism, charisma. And as these photos show, it always has. Name the decade during which each of these shots were taken - if you’re the first to get all 5 correct, you’ll win a $5 Meh coupon. Insert signoff catchphrase here!

It took lots of detective work, collaboration, and just plain guessing, but @Fduch came the closest to complete answers for all five of our Written Languages last Friday. Some of you might have considered that game a huge pain in the ass - but the forum action was exactly what I was hoping for when I started this trivia thing. You guys are fun!

  1. Ge’ez script/Amharic language
  2. Tamil
  3. Ukrainian (it’s got a couple of letters that Russian doesn’t anymore)
  4. Arabic script/Farsi language
  5. Cherokee/Tsalagi