Update, 9/6/20: FNY is back after a hack attack, though we had to restore from a week-old backup. I plan on restoring a couple of pages that were lost after repairs are completed, and we are trying to put systems in place that will keep this sort of thing from happening again. Hackers are always circling.
Posting is back up to normal in Forgotten NY-land despite some WordPress glitches and the failure of a new Mac purchased in November 2019. It was nothing but trouble, running slowly and balkily, so much so that I couldn’t get any work done. I tried reinstalling the OS twice, to no avail. I’ve decided to let it be a glorified paperweight for now, until a semblance of normality returns and I can take advantage of the year’s warranty and bring it in for servicing.
June update: my Panasonic camera has decided to zoom correctly all of a sudden, but my new computer is still a brick until the Apple or repair shops open again. I have updated to an IPhone 7 but despite what I’ve heard its zoom function isn’t much better than the 6.
I have begun Long Island RR trips to western Queens, but subways, as well as physical tours, will have to wait. I am working with my associate organization, Greater Astoria Historical Society, on virtual tours; I’m all new to that. If my condition changes, I’ll update from this page. Perhaps physical FNY tours will resume when NYC enters Phase 4 but right now, I cannot say for certain. A number of things need to fall into place.
4/4/20; updated 6/10/20 and 9/6/20