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?
I love doing Scouting NY, but my true passion is filmmaking. For the past three years, I’ve been writing and revising a screenplay I plan to produce and direct in the very near future, as soon as next summer. It’s just about done. And though I might be biased, I think it’s very, very good.
This year’s fund-raising goal is $15,000. To date, 417 generous readers have contributed a WHOPPING $8,606.59, which is simply amazing. But I know there are more than 417 of you out there, and if every regular reader gave what they thought a year’s worth of Scouting NY was worth (individual donations have ranged from $1 all the way to $500), we’d hit the goal in no time.
Of course, everyone who donates gets their name in the credits. Also, for anyone who donates $10 or more (and lives in the USA), you get your choice of snazzy sticker…
…or snazzy 1″ pin. Donate more than $20 and you get both!
Beyond that, all I can offer in return is my gratitude, a great film, and of course, another year of Scouting NY.
Since last November, I’ve written about pretty much everything, from an abandoned mental asylum, to the last arcade in Chinatown, to a 1950′s beach club, to the empty 8th Avenue post office, to an old Aztec theater, to a forgotten children’s camp, to an abandoned chemical plant, to an empty McKim, Mead, & White mansion and dozens more.
I’m looking forward to another year of the unexpected gems and hidden surprises that make New York the best damn city in the world. Thank you as always for your continued readership and support!
PS – If you’d like to send a donation via snail mail, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for the address.