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The Sporkful

The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Belgian Waffle

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The woman who brought the Belgian waffle to America says we're doing it wrong. 

WNYC News

Pictures, Tours and Fireworks Keep Fairs' Celebrations Going

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Queens is commemorating the anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, with several months of events.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

50 Years Ago, Breakfast Changed Forever

Monday, April 28, 2014

WNYC

It arrived at the New York World's Fair 50 years ago, and breakfast was never the same. To celebrate such a sweet event, listen to this report on the 1958 Brussels World's Fair —"the first World's Fair of the Atomic Age!!"


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WNYC News

Queens Has a National Treasure in 1964 World’s Fair Relics

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For the first time in years, New Yorkers were able to visit the "carnival with class."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your 1964 World's Fair Memories

Friday, April 18, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the World's Fair of 1964. Bill Young, World's Fair historian, host of www.nywf64.com, and co-author of The 1964-19645 New York World's Fair: Images of America Series (Arcadia), talks about the fair's significance and we take your calls with memories or reflections from the pavilions, rides, and exhibitions.

→ Events: Celebrate the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs at exhibitions and events across Queens.

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The Takeaway

The Future of the Mustang & the Auto Industry

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fifty years ago this week Ford Motor Company unveiled the Mustang. Ford is remembering that day in the company's history amid the changing future of the American auto industry.

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WNYC News

Queens Museum Redesigned

Thursday, November 28, 2013

WNYC

It's an exciting new chapter for a Queens building with a storied past. The Queens Museum has re-opened to visitors, after a $69 million dollar redesign.

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Mr. New York: Grover Whalen's Unique Diplomacy

Monday, January 14, 2013

WNYC

In this 1956 appearance at the Books and Authors Luncheon, Grover A. Whalen takes us from his childhood on the Lower East Side to his role in assuring that the United Nations would build its headquarters in New York City. 

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A Conflicted Portrait of Robert Moses,'The Builder for Democracy'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC

"I'm not an author. I'm merely a victim" is the unwittingly prescient opening statement from Robert Moses at this 1952 Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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Features

Photographer Finds 70-Year-Old World’s Fair Negatives

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Amateur photographer and collector Lynne Rostochile made one her most interesting finds to date at an Oklahoma flea market: a box of 70-year-old 35mm negatives shot during the 1939-'40 New York World’s Fair.

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Gallerina

At the Queens Museum: Luis Márquez In the World of Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

WNYC

In a curious exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art, curators Itala Schmelz and Ernesto Peñaloza of the National Automomous University in Mexico City have put together a highly intriguing visual chronicle of the 1939 World's Fair (and New York) as seen through the lens of one of Mexico's more unusual lensmen: Luis Márquez.

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Features

World Maker Faire: Science Fair for Big Kids

Friday, September 24, 2010

This weekend's event in Queens will celebrate the work of more than 500 science geeks and craft-addicts who build and tinker with different materials and technologies.

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Features

A Mosaic Mystery Unfolds in Queens

Friday, August 20, 2010

When art blogger Andrew Russeth stepped on a mosaic of famed 1960's Parks Commissioner Robert Moses in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park, he stepped right into a 45-year-old controversy involving pop artist and icon Andy Warhol. The story of Warhol's connection to Moses, the World's Fair and the 1998 mosaic that links them together is a plot studded with big names and big question marks—eat your heart out, Da Vinci Code.

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