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Is The 1960s World's Fair Underground Home Still There? An Investigation

Is The 1960s World's Fair Underground Home Still There? An Investigationgallery

My fascination with underground homes began around the time the Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone movie Blast From the Past hit theaters. It was 1999, a time when underground homes were a relic from a bygone era...

Renderings Fantasize New Uses For The Old World's Fair Pavilion In Queensgallery

Renderings Fantasize New Uses For The Old World's Fair Pavilion In Queens

It's been years since the state landmarked Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion, a remaining relic of the 1964-65 World's Fair, but the structure still sits unused in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In 2014, the city set...

Photos: The Night The New York State Pavilion Was Illuminated

Photos: The Night The New York State Pavilion Was Illuminatedgallery

Last night the three structures that make up the New York State Pavilion, built for the 1964-65 World's Fair, were illuminated following a screening of the documentary Modern Ruin. Last year, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz performed...

The NY State Pavilion Will Light Up For One Night Onlyvideo

The NY State Pavilion Will Light Up For One Night Only

(Photo via the NY State Pavilion Paint Project) The New York State Pavilion was erected for the 1964-65 World's Fair, and remains on the Fair's former grounds today, a little worse for wear. Tonight it will...

Everyone's So Damn Happy In This 1960s NYC Subway Commercialvideo

Everyone's So Damn Happy In This 1960s NYC Subway Commercial

What if everyone on the subway made eye contact and looked genuinely happy? That was the world they created in this ad promoting the subway service for the 1964-1965 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Everyone's so...

Soak Up This Rare Color Footage From The 1939 World's Fairvideo

Soak Up This Rare Color Footage From The 1939 World's Fair

This 25-minute film features stunning footage in full color from the 1939-40 World's Fair. The footage was taken from some of the remaining attendees of the Fair, and one man explains he was 24 years old...

The NY State Pavilion's $3 Million Paint Job Is DONE

The NY State Pavilion's $3 Million Paint Job Is DONE

(Photo via the NY State Pavilion Paint Project) This weekend visitors to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park will be able to step inside the old New York State Pavilion during an Open House NY event. The event will...

Exhibit Celebrates Critically Panned World's Fair Architecture

Exhibit Celebrates Critically Panned World's Fair Architecturegallery

Both the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World's Fairs will get the spotlight they deserve at an upcoming Godwin-Ternbach Museum exhibit. The exhibit will focus specifically on the architecture at both of the Fairs, which the Queens College museum...

Photos: Celebrating The World's Fairs 50 & 75 Years Later

Photos: Celebrating The World's Fairs 50 & 75 Years Latergallery

The Parks Department threw a huge party yesterday at Flushing Meadow Corona Park to celebrate the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the two NYC World's Fairs, which happened here back in 1939-40, and then again 1964-65. The...

5 Teens Caught Climbing Up & Vandalizing Old World's Fair Astro Towers

5 Teens Caught Climbing Up & Vandalizing Old World's Fair Astro Towers

michael tapp's flickr Five teens were allegedly caught spray painting the top of the observation deck of the World's Fair's iconic Astro-View Towers in Flushing Meadows Corona Park last weekend. According to A Walk In The...

Photos Of The 1939 World's Fair Site Being Built In Queensgallery

Photos Of The 1939 World's Fair Site Being Built In Queens

The 1964-1965 World's Fair gets a lot of attention, but rarely do we look back at the 1939-1940 version, which took over Flushing Meadows-Coronoa Park over two decades earlier. The fair was massive, taking up 1,216 acres...

NYC Will Spend Nearly $6 Million To Restore World's Fair NY State Pavilion

NYC Will Spend Nearly $6 Million To Restore World's Fair NY State Pavilion

Photo by Wally G The New York State Pavilion, one of the few structures from the 1964 World's Fair that's still standing, was landmarked in 2009, but beyond that remained largely ignored. The ghost of the...

Photos: Revisiting Andy Warhol's Controversial World's Fair Mural

Photos: Revisiting Andy Warhol's Controversial World's Fair Muralgallery

Queens is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair, so architect Philip Johnson's Tent of Tomorrow in the New York State Pavilion was opened to the public yesterday (one day only!) in conjunction with next...

Video: Today's 50th Anniversary World's Fair Lines Were Legendaryvideo

Video: Today's 50th Anniversary World's Fair Lines Were Legendary

Then and Now (Gothamist) When the World's Fair opened 50 years ago today, the skies were rainy and protesters threatened to obstruct the festivities. Reportedly many were scared off not just by the weather and demonstrators...

World's Fair Fan Catsimatidis Willing To Pay For NY State Pavilion Restoration

World's Fair Fan Catsimatidis Willing To Pay For NY State Pavilion Restoration

Original photo by Wally G It's no secret that billionaire John Catsimatidis is a fan of the World's Fair, which he still hopes to bring back to life in Queens—in the past he has said, “I...

World's Fair NY State Pavilion Opening To Public For One Day

World's Fair NY State Pavilion Opening To Public For One Day

Photo by Wally G For just three hours on Tuesday April 22nd, the New York State Pavilion will be open to the public in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964/65 World's...

Disney's 'Small World' Ride Premiered At NYC's World's Fairgallery

Disney's 'Small World' Ride Premiered At NYC's World's Fair

In the 1980s, I was lucky enough to go to Disney World in Florida, where—as a small child—I stood in wonderment in the shadows of Cinderella's Castle and tall human versions of my favorite animated characters, like...

Despite Hefty Price Tag, World's Fair Pavilion Will Likely Be Saved

Despite Hefty Price Tag, World's Fair Pavilion Will Likely Be Saved

The New York State Pavilion. (wallyg / flickr) The New York State Pavilion is a sight to behold—not as celebrated as the Unisphere, certainly, but at least as interesting. The three towers afford onlookers a glimpse...

What Is To Be Done With The New York State Pavilion?

What Is To Be Done With The New York State Pavilion?

The New York State Pavilion. wallyg/Flickr Rising from the heart of central Queens, the three futuristic towers and dilapidated tent that make up the New York State pavilion from the 1964 World's Fair have been steadily...

Anyone Have $43 Million To Save The World's Fair Pavilion?

Anyone Have $43 Million To Save The World's Fair Pavilion?

Photo via mattron's flickr Over the decades we've watched the site of the 1964/1965 World's Fair slowly crumble into a heartbreaking but beautiful state of decay. One of the last remaining pieces (aside from the unisphere,...

75 Years Ago Today A Time Capsule Was Buried In Queensvideo

75 Years Ago Today A Time Capsule Was Buried In Queens

75 years down, only 4,925 more to go! The 1939 World's Fair time capsule was buried 75 years ago today, while the fair was still being constructed. Another was buried on October 10th, 1965, and both...

Photos: Cool Upstate Cabin Built From World's Fair Pavilion

Photos: Cool Upstate Cabin Built From World's Fair Paviliongallery

Years ago there was an effort to repair the two underappreciated fiberglass formations that stand on the Flushing Bay Promenade in Queens. The structures were pavilions from the 1964 World's Fair (the marina, to be exact), and...

Experience The Futurama Ride At The 1964 World’s Fairvideo

Experience The Futurama Ride At The 1964 World’s Fair

From the '64 Futurama exhibit We've revisited both the 1939 and the 1964 World's Fairs in New York time and again, but below you can experience one of the rides at the latter as if you...

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Billionaire "Visionary" Mayoral Hopeful John Catsimatidis Wants To Bring Back World's Fair STAT

For years Gristedes supermarket magnate (and GOP mayoral hopeful) John Catsimatidis has made no secret of his love of former New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia. And so of course one of the platforms of his...

Revisit The World's Fairs of the 1930s At MCNY Next Monthgallery

Revisit The World's Fairs of the 1930s At MCNY Next Month

The days of the World's Fair may be gone, but the epic exhibitions will live on at the Museum of the City of New York starting this December. Their "Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s"...

Is The Underground Home From The World's Fair Still Beneath Flushing Meadows-Corona Park?

Is The Underground Home From The World's Fair Still Beneath Flushing Meadows-Corona Park?

While it's well known that there are time capsules still buried below Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, did you know that there may also be a much larger relic down there? The 1964-65 World's Fair had an exhibit...

The 1939 World's Fair Opened 73 Years Ago Today, But These Photos Never Get Old!galleryvideo

The 1939 World's Fair Opened 73 Years Ago Today, But These Photos Never Get Old!

73 years ago today, the World's Fair (1939 edition) had its grand opening with a whopping 206,000 people in attendance. The theme that year was The World Of Tomorrow, and one of our favorite exhibits of the...

Can Obama Save The New York State Pavilion?

Can Obama Save The New York State Pavilion?

Photo via SeanieDawg's Flickr The New York State Pavilion, once the centerpiece of the 1964 World's Fair, was landmarked by the state (not the city) in 2009, but it's two years later and the thing is...

Re-Constructing the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Re-Constructing the 1939 New York World’s Fairgallery

This Sunday the Queens Museum of Art will unveil their latest exhibit, titled Future Perfect: Re-Constructing the 1939 World's Fair. Did you know it took up 1,216 acres of New York City's land? The museum notes that...

Another 1964 World's Fair Structure Bites The Dust (In A Fire!)

Another 1964 World's Fair Structure Bites The Dust (In A Fire!)

The Austrian Pavilion from the 1964 World's Fair may have escaped the decay its sister buildings are suffering in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but the Daily News is reporting the alpine spruce building was damaged by...

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