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This Valentine's Day, Buy Your Beloved a Tiny NYC Pad for $50

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At left, a woman hand-paints a building ahead of placement in the panorama, 1962. Gift of Lester & Associates. At right, the panorama today. All panorama photos by Max Touhey.

If you're thinking that a $50 apartment in New York City is improbable, you are correct. But a $50 model of a New York City apartment? It's on. The Queens Museum of Art has renewed its push for funding for the Panorama of the City of New York, the 9,000-plus-square-foot to-scale model of the five boroughs that lives at the museum, just in time for this week's Hallmark holiday, Gothamist notes.

The panorama was created for the 1964 World's Fair by contentious city planner Robert Moses and was, until recently, updated by the museum to reflect the changing city. Donations start at $50 for an apartment, and scale up to $250 for a house and up to $1,000 for a low-rise apartment building or small commercial building. The donation allows givers to name the exact address of where they want to purchase. Head this way for different giving options, and over here to learn about the panorama and its history.
· Buy A Teeny Tiny NYC Apartment For $50 [Gothamist]
· Queens Museum Support [official]
· Unlocking the Secrets of New York City's Most Famous Model [Curbed]