Over the weekend we were perusing old NY World’s Fair photos and we got to wondering… would you like to see another World’s Fair in NYC? And if so, where? Flushing Meadows Park again? Somewhere else? It’s a fun thing to think about. The next one will be Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!
We stumbled across this film footage taken during the 1964-65 NY World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park. The kids, Danny and Bobby, are adorable, and make an appearance throughout the film, waving at the camera or petting what looks like a big hairy bison. Their grandfather, Gus Martens, was behind the 8mm camera for the daytime shots, and spliced in the night footage at the end from a souvenir newsreel.
This year is the 30th anniversary of They Might Be Giants, a band that has been described as alternative, experimental, independent, and all number of adjectives and genre names that try to pin down its zany style. Amazingly enough for an 80s band, John Flansburgh and John Linnell of TMBG are still together, recording and performing.
Brooklyn-based TMBG filmed one of their most popular videos – for the 1986 song “Don’t Let’s Start” – in Queens, inside the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Park. (more…)
Over the weekend we came across this extremely engaging site full of images – from postcards, booklets and brochures – of the 1964/1965 Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadows Park. The site is AlamedaInfo.com. There are a lot of images, and we’ve included some of our favorites. Click on the images to view them larger – it’s well worth it. (more…)