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Everything posted by irishcooper

  1. THEN AND NOW-The Map

  2. First Post New Member

    Excellent post!
  3. Valley of Ashes photos, 1935

    I don't see the sign for Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.
  4. USSR Building

    Here's the poop on the flagpoles: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3902
  5. New Shea Stadium

    Very nice shots. Thanks for posting.
  6. Can you identify this movie?

    The "family" in the stills look like thay are appearing in one of those Encyclopedia Britannica films.
  7. October 27, 1940

    Here's the site from which I found it. Lot's of interesting D-Day stuff, but, alas, only one World's Fair clip. http://www.archive.org/details/worldwarIInewsOTRKIBM
  8. Long Island Rail Road station

    At the time, the LIRR was owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad. It was "sold" to the MTA in 1966.
  9. Caption of the Day

    I guess the new motto will be "Cerberus-we build 'em all in China".
  10. October 27, 1940

    I found this audio file on a website. WOR's broadcast of the last day in 1940: http://ia310943.us.archive.org/2/items/ ... losing.mp3
  11. In support of the Writer's Guild Stike

    First off, shame on Ellen! I'm a member of the CWA so of course I'm 100 % behind both the writers and the stagehands strike. The local media here in NY, especially the newsradio stations (880 & 1010) love to play audio of poor little kids who came to New York and are not able to see their Broadway shows. Many of the folks manning the pickets have kids at home and dad isn't bringing home a paycheck
  12. Picture of the Day

    Amazing shot. The only import I see is the Beetle on the other side of the fence.
  13. Oldsmobile Rocket Circle - Vol. 9 - Number 2, 1964

    What was used in Vacation was a gussied up Ford LTD Country Squire. They tacked on extra lights to and altered the grille to "customize" it. _Randy, you are correct-they had a Vista Cruiser early in the movie-which they traded for the green monster!
  14. Oldsmobile Rocket Circle - Vol. 9 - Number 2, 1964

    Great stuff. It was nice when all the marques had their own publications. Looks like the Sheraton-Tenney, listed as a place to stay at the fair is now a Courtyard by Marriott.
  15. WF Marina Candela Structures

    Here is a link to some recent views of the marina (feb '06): http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/...arina/index.htm
  16. Aerial view of Ford

    Great shot! Blue and white roof looks like a hospitality tent. The electrical unit to the left still survives (albeit just the concrete walls).
  17. The Valley of Ashes

    I was thinking Northern Boulevard (25A).
  18. New Shea Stadium

    Here are some updates from Newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/ ... epage-mezz
  19. 60's Horror Shows

    Vampira is an icon!
  20. 60's Horror Shows

    I remember this one on channel 11:
  21. Toffenetti Restaurant

    Toffenetti's served as a Nathans up to the end. During the Nynex strike of '89 I had some time on my hands & went to eat there. I went down those stairs-still in good shape at the time. Rest of the place was turning in to a dump. The walls were covered with photos of "old" New York wallpaper.
  22. NYSP Map Restoration Update

    On my way in to work yesterday afternoon, I stopped off in the park. The wooden door was wide open at NYSP. I saw the group working on the map. Just wanted to get a glimpse of the interior. Very depressing.
  23. What Is Your Landfill Holy Grail?

    One of the two Chrysler turbine car models we won at the fair...they're out there somewhere
  24. New York in Black & White

    Excellent photographs! The shot at New Chambers & Oak is roughly where 375 Pearl St is now (Verizon). <a href="http://www.forgotten-ny.com/Alleys/rose.james/rose.james.html" target="_blank">http://www.forgotten-ny.com/Alleys/rose.ja...rose.james.html</a>
  25. Here's something about Moses via newsday.com/amny: <a href="http://www.amny.com/news/local/wire/newyork/am-moses0204,0,7518501.story" target="_blank">http://www.amny.com/news/local/wire/newyor...0,7518501.story</a>