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Jason Fry and Greg Prince
Faith and Fear in Flushing made its debut on Feb. 16, 2005, the brainchild of two longtime friends and lifelong Met fans.

Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

Jason Fry is a Brooklyn writer whose first memories include his mom leaping up and down cheering for Rusty Staub. Check out his other writing here.

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Escaping, Exploring & Blogging

Many were the days in a previous life when I’d seek escape from a job whose novelty had long worn off with a visit to Forgotten New York, a site that took me on virtual tours of the shadows cast throughout the Five Boroughs by a stubborn past. Why were street signs that were no longer up to code still standing? How is it that urban renewal had whitewashed so much of Manhattan, yet some random ad for a company that hadn’t done business in decades was still visible on the side of a building? What’s with that footbridge on the Queens-Nassau border? I could explore Forgotten New York for hours and sometimes did…and still do.

I mention this because Faith and Fear in Flushing has the great honor of being featured in this week’s Village Voice cover story as one of “Gotham’s Best” blogs, and we happen to be listed right after Forgotten New York. Just coincidence, I imagine, but that makes the notice by Roy Edroso of the Voice that much more special for me, having been a fan of FNY’s Kevin Walsh’s work all these years.

In any event, this, if not necessarily John Smoltz, is a nice almost-fifth anniversary present for us. Thank you to all of you who seek and hopefully find a little escape in your days by exploring the Mets’ sometimes shadowy past, present and future with Jason and me — and thanks to all the Mets bloggers who provide a most welcome detour for us, too.

By the way, if you’ve never taken FNY’s grand tour through the life and times of Shea Stadium, your General Admission ticket is right here.

9 comments to Escaping, Exploring & Blogging

  • Joe D.

    Hi Greg,

    Congratulations to you and Jason – it is a great honor and a distinction we recognized all along.

    Here’s to you, guys!

  • Bluenatic

    It’s definitely worth pointing out that FAFIF is the only sports blog among the 18 featured in the article. Well done, gentlemen.

  • CharlieH

    To quote Mike Tyson, “Niiiiiiiiiiice!”

    Congratulations, my friends.

  • My esteem for the Village Voice has just risen precipitously. Congratulations!

  • Great job guys. You overwhelmingly deserve the recognition.

  • […] Escaping, Exploring & Blogging « Faith and Fear in Flushing4 hours ago by Greg Prince  I mention this because Faith and Fear in Flushing has the great honor of being featured in this week'sVillage Voice cover story as one of “Gotham's Best” blogs, and we happen to be listed right after Forgotten New York. … – […]

  • So happy to see you there along with my other daily stops: Forgotten NY, Jeremiah’s blog, and of course Miss Heather’s New York Shitty (the reason I gave up even trying to blog about Greenpoint). Good for you.

  • “Effusive” and “literary” are just a couple of words to express the site that is the best thing about this damned team at this point. Well deserved and well earned recognition.

  • Tom in Sunnyside

    Is anyone else disturbed by what King Kong appears to be doing on top of the Empire State Building as he uses his laptop? He should swing over to the Chrysler building, rumor has it that the top room in the building, just under the spire, is a bathroom. He’ll have more privacy!