If you’ve been digging Alex’s downtown then-and-now photos, check out these archival images from Harlem — paired with what’s (not) there now. [Harlem Bespoke]

Parks Department calls for volunteers on Saturday to clean up and help preserve the old New York State Pavilion in Queens. Meanwhile, Queens Crap readers raise their eyebrows. [HDC Newsstand; Queens Crap]

Or you can spend the weekend on one or more Brooklyn gallery tours. [Bed-Stuy Blog]

Brooklyn bonus from Brooks! “FYI, there is still room for a few
more on the Nov. 29, Thanksgiving weekend walking tour of Carroll
Gardens West/Columbia Heights Waterfront District.
Please let me know if you’d like to join us.” [Lost New York]

Or you can get ready for Thanksgiving by giving thanks with “Native American Circle” on the Harlem River. [Bronx Mama]

And plan ahead for a post-Thanksgiving tour of historic Richmond Town with the Staten Island Historical Society [NYC Arts]

Photo of the old Corn Exchange Building from Harlem Bespoke: “This was the section that was largely visible from the Metro North
platform for the last 100 years until the city demolished it in the
past six weeks.”

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