After a sparkling renovation of the Queens Museum in 2013, one of my favorite attractions in NYC, the Panorama, is looking better than ever. Built for the 1964 World’s Fair, the Panorama includes miniatures of every building and bridge in all five boroughs built before 1992, that’s 895,000 individual structures for those keeping count. Standing over the intricate Panorama made me think of Robert Moses during his heyday lording over the city…or at least like Godzilla just before he smashes all the structures.
Best of all, if you want to see this mesmerizing piece of New York City history, it’s just a few stops on the express 7 train. You can catch a Mets game during the season (April to September) at the same stop or hang out in Flushing Meadows Park at any time of year. It is open five days a week to the public for a suggested donation of only $8. Believe me, until you see it in person, no photo can do it justice.