Shea says goodbye

The Mets played their last baseball game at Shea Stadium last night; it'll be a parking lot by April.

The ceremonial final pitch was made by Tom Seaver, to Mike Piazza.

New York Times: Immersed in Gloom, a Farewell to Shea Still Enchants

New York Times: A Bitter Acceptance as Mets Fall



Yankee Stadium, rest in piece

The New York Yankees played their final game at their famous home yesterday; it's being torn down, and the Yankees hope that, as Derek Jeter said, the ghosts simply move across the street, where their new stadium is being built.

New York Times: A Long Goodbye to an 85-Year Run


This old barn

Efforts are being made to preserve the country's old barns; perhaps only 2,000,000 remain, down from 6,000,000 in the 1930s.

CSM: Old barns get new attention


A map hides in Queens

A Grail for urban explorers and nostalgics, the "Tent of Tomorrow" hides a map within the ruins of the 1964-1965 World's Fair Complex in Queens.

NY Times: In the Tent of Tomorrow, a Faded Map of Yesteryear


Does your TomTom speak in "Moo"?

According to a savvy researcher's deep look into Google Earth, cows use the earth's magnetism to align themselves north-south when grazing or resting.

NPR: Lost? Let A Cow Be Your Guide