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Everything posted by Yessongs

  1. If you look at the park through google earth there appears to be a very large blue structure in the lake - any ideas what that is? Its an old photo as it was taken before the crown repainting project so who knows if it's still in the lake
  2. I posted this a few years ago but just recently cleaned it up a bit. This won Honorable mention in a national photo contest. It was entitled, "Fountains of Light":
  3. Hey Whoopsie - see my earlier post about this with some photos...actually, I am the guy that suggested this project at the paper (I work in the PR dept.). I am on a committee rolling out reprints of classic papers in the months to come, - this was our kick off - gad you enjoyed it. It's rare that I get to combine one of my personal interests with work.
  4. Some of you may or may not be aware that I work at a New York newspaper (Newsday). We have been publishing since 1940 and a lot of history has happened over those years. Last November we did a re-issue of our first Thanksgiving edition from 1940 and surprised subscribers with it, as a gift, rolled into their normal paper. The feedback was huge. People loved reading the old news stories, looking at the classic ads and trying to match classic locations with what is there now. This led into a creation of what we are calling The Vault project. Being a history buff, I was placed on the committee to explore further reprints delivered to subscribers. We plan to issue classic editions on a regular basis for subscribers who Opt in. The first two are, however, being included in all editions as an introduction. Last January we started meeting to select dates of papers to re-issue. For the kick-off we wanted something up beat on the cover. Not an easy task as most cover stories are hard news and rarely good news. I came up with a list for the committee to consider, Apollo landing on the moon, World Series editions, stories about the old Grummen Aircraft Factory. But, topping the list, the opening of the '64 World's Fair. That's what will be reprinted for this weekend, our first edition of the new program! It's been a real chore sitting on this info since the decision in January but now I can tip my hand. I'm working to have a very limited supply to offer to our community though those details are still being finalized. Check out these quick photos I took of one of the first prints:
  5. The Fair Lives again! Sort of...

    Shoot me an email at steve.morris@newsday.com
  6. Some great photos from Newsday

    More Fair memories from Newsday coming this weekend. See my post from earlier today.
  7. Unisphere + fountains + night = memories

    The US Pavilion behind it almost looks like a waterfall
  8. last I checked that booth was on Long island. I am on long Island. If it can fit (Utilizing the old cut lines) in the back of standard GM work van I'd consider working to take possession and store it in my basement till a permanent, public home could be found
  9. Anyone For A Phone Booth?

    You are on Long Island...correct?
  10. Not nearly as cool as what actually was presented - usually it's the other way around.
  11. Hall of Science finale

    I wonder what ever happened to these large props...
  12. Is anyone watching the Amazon Prime show, "Mr. Robot"? It's very cool and original in execution/story. Last night, while watching one of the episodes, there's an entire scene shot at the Panorama. There are no World's Fair references but it was cool to see it used in a show.
  13. I just discovered the show last week so I'm in catch up mode...thanks for the head's up
  14. NYS lit?

    Apparently, last week, there was a one-night-only lighting of the NYS Pavilion for the outdoor screening of the latest documentary about the structure. Anyone have any photos? http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/new-york-state-pavilion-light-one-night-event-article-1.2666427
  15. NYS lit?

    Thanks! Pretty but not as impressive as I might've hoped for
  16. Mystery Garbage Can

    Well, it's certainly not the standard WF pail we are used to seeing. I'm guessing from sometime after the fair.
  17. I'm not sure if this was a World's Fair or not but there is a lot of reference structures in Golden Gate Park like what I have pictured below:
  18. I'm struck by the floor. To see it today, you'd never know how nice it started out.
  19. Did either of you guys know my uncle, Larry Levine? He did a lot of work in missile guidance with gyroscopes, I think
  20. A different angle of the GMX concept car

    any idea what became of this concept vehicle? Was it junked?
  21. ...and here I am thinking it was launch control for the Polaris...
  22. New York State Pavilion Ideas Competition

    Let's be real....YES... this is a great way to generate interest, but that's about it. It does not require a plan to get it done and...even more troubling ...is that, I doubt, any will be submitted by any firm with the political muscle and/or clout to bring their idea to fruition. I know of no budget line to accomplish any refurbishment or plan/allowance to pass this structure into private hands.
  23. Items wanted for TV episode

    I'm on Long Island and would gladly offer but I'm getting ready to move and all of my stuff is packed up. Heck, I'm not even sure where any of it is, at the moment.
  24. In looking at the collection of items that were stored, I find it interesting that none of them appears to be of any real value in today's antiques/collector market. I do realize that they were selected to showcase life in 1965 but you would think something might be of value 50+ year's later
  25. Let's peek inside the Underground World Home

    The point of the exhibit was to sell bomb shelter homes to a cold war frightened public convinced that Nuclear annihilation was coming any day.