Ideal for first time buyers
Now's your chance to buy a little piece of New York real estate. The Panorama of the City of New York at Queen's Museum of Art is looking for people to adopt a building. Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, the Panorama is a huge model of the city - 9,335 square foot in all, with 895,000 individual structures. I saw it a couple of years ago and it was one of the highlights of a truly great trip to New York. It's so meticulous - so detailed and so big. The effort that went into building it is mind-boggling.
So, starting at $50 you can buy a building, or pay more and you can name a school, library or 'firehouse'. More details on the sale from Queen's Museum, more photos in the Panorama's Flickr stream. Money raised helps to pay for its upkeep.