They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To
Scouting NY recently celebrated its fifth birthday!! That's five years and over 650 posts dedicated to exploring New York's mysteries and hidden treasures. Plenty more articles to post coming soon, but this is the the one time of the year when I politely ask, with hat in hand:
If you’re a fan of Scouting NY and have enjoyed my work over the past year, would you consider making a donation to help me make my first movie? If you think I do a good job with my site, all I can say is that I’ve been working a thousand times as hard on my movie, and literally every penny counts. And you even get a special Scouting NY sticker/magnet as a thank-you gift! Click here to donate!
It’s amazing what you find still working in old houses in New York City. It blows my mind that this gas stove in a Brooklyn home still works after God knows how many years…but it does! Note the two different oven compartments…
And the knob array is still in great condition:
So freakin’ cool. My parents recently had to get rid of their “Harvest Gold” refrigerator and stove set, both of which had lasted them with barely any problems since the 1970s. When they finally broke last month, my parents hated to give them up, as they knew they wouldn’t be finding replacement modern appliances with 30+ year life spans.
UPDATE! Reader Oren sent in pics of his aunt and uncle’s stove, which is still in full working condition:
It's fundraising week on Scouting NY, and if you liked the post you just read, would you consider making a donation to help me make my first movie? The goal is $30,000, and already, 1,194 generous readers have donated $25,541.00. Just $5 or $10 can make a difference - AND you get a snazzy Scouting NY sticker or magnet as a Thank-You gift! Click here to donate today!
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