I was driving down 27th Ave in Astoria the other day when a rather large tree in front of an auto body shop caught my eye. Nothing too special about a random tree…but something didn’t seem right…
…And then I realized: was that tree growing through the auto body shop??
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Since last Monday, Scouting NY received over 100 reader donations totaling more than $1,700!! We’re about $4,700 from the 2012 goal of $5,000 – feel free to contribute any time by clicking the link in the sidebar!
Thank you to all who donated!
Happy Thanksgiving! New posts starting Monday…
Hey everyone -
I’ll be appearing at a UnionDocs speaking event in Williamsburg this Sunday, for anyone who’d like to join. The subject is on street historians, and also appearing will be Kevin Walsh of the unparalleled Forgotten-NY.com, Moses Gates of All City New York, and Cindy VandenBosch of UrbanOyster. More info here!
In a . . .
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This evening, I received an inquisitive e-mail from an anonymous reader with regard to my 3rd Annual Scouting NY fund-raising drive:
Hmmm. An interesting question. How to put a value on content you’re used to getting for free?
I’ve thought long and hard about it, and I think the only . . .
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Last Tuesday, Scouting NY celebrated its third birthday – hooray! In the past year alone, that’s over 125 new articles with more than 1,300 pictures.
So here is my once-a-year fund-raising drive request to you, my readers:
If you’re a fan of Scouting NY, would you please please consider making a donation to my film fund?
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Last week, I went the New York Hall of Science in Queens to take some scout pictures, my first time visiting.
The Hall of Science was originally built for the 1964 World’s Fair, and while it’s gone through many renovations over the years, this oddly-shaped cement portion speckled with black dots clearly dates back to its heyday. Honestly, it’s not the prettiest thing in Flushing Meadows, and I’ve never really given it a second thought.
About halfway through the tour, my guide brought me to a pair of unassuming doors marked, simply, Great Hall. What I didn’t realize is that we were about to enter this cement portion…
…and, without question, one of the most amazing rooms I’ve ever been in in New York City:
Click for huge panorama!
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