Jim

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  • Location I live in a small town in Upstate New York, south of Syracuse.
  1. Futurama Facts and Figures

    i wonder if those three select trees remain at the site today.
  2. Futurama Facts and Figures

    Yes, I get that about the 1939 trees being full grown in 1964.  That is a huge difference between the 1964 NYWF and Expo 67, for example.  Expo was almost devoid of mature trees (except near the Fort and Tour Levis). However, the fact that GM mentioned three very specific trees in that 1964 Futurama report strikes me as really unusual or am I missing something obvious?
  3. Futurama Facts and Figures

    That's an incredible amount of information.  I am curious what is meant by the use of those trees.  Initially, I thought they were a part of the ride and were 1939 Futurama artifacts.  That, evidently, is not the case.  It appears there were three real trees that were "removed from the site" in 1960 and and stored in a nursery until 1963.  What site does this mean?  Were they removed from the 1939 site or were they standing on what would be the 1964 site which was about where Firestone stood in 1939.  Where were these trees planted?  Do we have any idea at all?
  4. Chris Matthews mention the NYWF on Hardball on MSNNC on primary day this week. He was talking about New York's pride and said he remembered the  world's fair and riding in a taxi.  He said he recalled cab drivers asking out-of-town guests "how do you like our fair."  I understand what he was trying to convey and it's a cool memory.
  5. Where did Fair employees park & live?

    I have this memory, in regard he question of individual security, of adults discussing the safety of going to NYC for the Fair.  That is because of the Kitty Genovese murder which happened in kew Gardens in March just weeks before the 1964 Fair opened.  I remember my parents and their friends talking about that.
  6. Expo 67...in the garbage

    This is stuff somebody tossed?!  Absolutely amazing.  To find any of this is, to me, better than those divers who discover long sunk Spanish galleons full of gold.  Thank you VERY much for sharing all of this with us.  I love the pre-fair construction shots.  I love all of it actually. Jim   PS:  If someone has the ability to enlarge the photo (above) and determine what is labeled in the upper corner, that is the answer.  The two conical shaped buildings have a vague resemblance to the sinlge version built as the Alcan Pavilion at La ronde but I doubt this is an earlier proposal for that structure.
  7. Expo 67 book update

    I will.  Je vais.
  8. Great RCA article

    Back in the old days we sure knew how to deal with those pesky kids!
  9. Robert Moses, the Musical

    Is the main song entitled "Springtime for Mr. Moses in Flushing"?  And are the producers hoping for a huge flop?
  10. Expo 67 book update

    Will both versions be available for sale in the US?
  11. Terrace On The Park

    Well, it's a rather obvious legacy, but the website caught me by surprise.  terraceonthepark.com I'm unsure if that's the precise link but a quick search will lead one to the website.  I had no idea how the place was operating today.  I found it quite by accident.  There was an advertising link attached to an article relating to the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese in Kew Gardens just a month prior to the opening of the Fair.  This was the infamous crime that was supposedly observed by 38 neighbors who chose not to do a thing to help her.  Her convicted killer died in the Clinton Correctional Facility last week.  I recall the fear that poor woman's murder caused.   In any event, it's worth a look at Terrace On The Park.  
  12. Terrace On The Park

    Well, it's a rather obvious legacy, but the website caught me by surprise.  terraeonthepark.com I'm unsure if that's the precise link but a quick search will lead one to the website.  I had no idea how the place was operating today.  I found it quite by accident.  There was an advertising link attached to an article relating to the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese in Kew Gardens just a month prior to the opening of the Fair.  This was the infamous crime that was supposedly observed by 38 neighbors who chose not to do a thing to help her.  Her convicted killer died in the Clinton Correctional Facility last week.  I recall the fear that poor woman's murder caused.   In any event, it's worth a look at Terrace On The Park.  
  13. This shot is from 1968, right, Bill?  If so, I wonder what was in those structures.  It's unlikely they were the same as what the Expo guidebook would have described.
  14. I liked those depictions of the pavilions prior to Expo's opening.  There was something really imaginative and also very simple about them that attracted my attention as a kid.  I really wanted to see that place.  I still have a small post card booklet I bought at Expo and it is full of those pre-opening images.  Some are actually better than any photo of that respective pavilion.  I've always liked that particular image of the US pavilion.
  15. A different angle on the Hall of Science

    Should we speculate as to the status of all of the adults standing in that line?  Some of the would be 100 today.