Have you seen these prefab structures? Aren't they cool? They're located on the Flushing Bay Promenade in Queens, a few hundred yards from the Mets' new stadium. Millions of people have seen them over the past 45 years, but almost nobody knows anything about them. The Candela Structures: A New York City History Mystery, a new exhibition at the City Reliquary, tells the story of these underappreciated fiberglass formations and the surprising culture of mystery and misinformation surrounding them, from their origins as exhibit spaces during the World's Fair to their current status as neglected but enduring landmarks on the Queens waterfront. The exhibit has been produced by journalist Paul Lukas and architect Kirsten Hively, who developed a crush on the Candela Structures last year and decided to investigate their backstory.
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Is the Gay Village a victim of its own success?
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Nineteen people went to the hospital. Not a laughing matter. But the absurdity of seeing dozens of furries standing around in the Chicagoland cold, their fake-fur tails sticking out from ballroom gowns and coats, was just too much for Mika. She ran off the set with a severe case of the church giggles. Suddenly, furries are everywhere, and not just on the news.
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