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Craig Bavaro

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About Craig Bavaro

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  • Birthday February 6

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Everything NYWF 64-65

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  1. Very well done. Another fair legacy lives on!
  2. Trouble makers beware!

    Aerial park photos from the 50's and early 60's show most of these trees were already around the old central fountains from the 39/40 fair, but fuller than in this photo. The Fair Corporation spent considerable sums (in the millions) on landscaping that included new trees where needed, moving existing trees and pruning of existing trees. The Fair Corporation also went to great lengths to ascertain the value of the existing trees when deciding to either remove a tree versus moving it to another location.
  3. This photo is a copy of a Life magazine photo taken shortly before the fair opened. If you look closely you can see construction materials still on the ground. This is the original photo with the Life watermark on it.
  4. Mystery Building (?) --Another Look

    It's probably a temporary structure erected to accommodate all the press related activities surrounding the opening of the fair.
  5. Doris Day

    As one of my all time favorite stars, I was very saddened to hear of her passing yesterday. What a legacy she leaves behind. She will be missed.
  6. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    Jim, I guess that makes us both members of the old timers club.
  7. Jamaica and the Fair

    Does anyone know what ska is and what connection it has to the New York World's Fair in 1964? I didn't learn the full story until I read Heather Augustyn's delightful book "Operation Jump Up". Truth be told I learned about this when Heather reached out to me this past April for some assistance with her research into Jamaica's participation in the Fair. If you want to learn more about this untold story you can order her book on Amazon at the following link. https://www.amazon.com/Operation-Jump-Up-Jamaicas-Campaign/dp/1727177738
  8. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    I so agree Bill Young. I know Sunguar. I'm just being a smart aleck. A springtime SiP...now that does sound like a great idea Bill Cotter.
  9. Need Help From Former and Current PTU Members

    Good times and bum times, I've seen them all and, Sunguar, I'm still here.....since September 10, 2000!
  10. 23 1/2 Degrees

    I can't say that I recall anything in the Fair Corporation records indicating that Bill, but I know who you can ask. That would be Daniel Short, who wrote the definitive book about the design and construction of the UNISPHERE. I assisted Daniel with a little part of his research back in 2015 and at 254 pages the book is chock full of many little known facts and lots of never before seen photos. His book is currently available at the following website and I can tell you that you won't be able to put it down if you order it. http://www.lulu.com/shop/daniel-short/unisphere/hardcover/product-22458871.html
  11. Drone video - Rocket Thrower and Unisphere

    It's a aircraft hazard beacon. There is also another one at the top of the New York State Pavilion towers.
  12. The Look and Feel of nywf64.com

    I'm so glad your posting again. Many times your website is my go to reference tool and just plain fascinating. Thanks Bill
  13. Kodak Pavilion Model

    Bill, I'm glad you didn't pass this one up. It truly is a great find. Congratulations!
  14. Kodak Pavilion Model

    Very nice Bill. What a find! I can add that the last one I saw on eBay received 28 bids and sold for $898.88 on 11/24/13.
  15. AN UNBELIEVABLE AND SHOCKING DISCOVERY

    Yes, I remember someone saying on here it was true. I also seem to recall that a low three sided railing was added in 1965 for this very reason. Maybe someone else on the board can confirm my recollections.
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