New York FDNY Memorial

New York City FDNY Memorial

My daughter’s school has recently been doing the Flat Stanley project here in Florida.  My daughter has sent him to New York and is sitting on the FDNY Members Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

New York City

New York City
My mother is a kindergarten teacher and she asked me to send the photos on to you.  A woman and her son laughed a lot when I was taking the pictures on the subway with Flat Stanley.  I had fun being silly while participating with this project.  Thanks!

Flat Stanley waiting patiently for the subway.  Flat Stanley learned that the green lights mark the entrance to the subway.

Flat Stanley sending off his friend at Grand Central.  Flat Stanley rides the subway and makes people laugh!

Flat Stanley visits Coney Island.  Flat Stanley takes in the ocean view.

New York City with Grandma Micki

Flat Stanley was visiting Grandma Micki in NYC. He travelled from far away Michigan being sent on this trip by Grandaughter Hannah.  We spent a lovely day visiting midtown NYC and Mr. Stanley was a very proper date for Grandma Micki.

1) and 2) going towards the Empire State Bldg.

3) NY Public Library 42 St & 5th Ave.

4) Grand Central Station exterior

5 & 6) Grand Central Station interior (and Grandma Micki)

7) at the Empire State Bldg.

New York Subway Adventure

Northmont Principal and Flat Stanley detained by New York subway

Now don’t think the worst – this has a very happy ending. First, here
is some information about Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley is a character
from an internationally known children’s book and has been featured in
USA Today. Flat Stanley is a paper cutout who has traveled around the
world being sent on these adventures by students and their families and
friends. Here is where the real story begins – Rebecca McDaid, third
grade teacher at Phillipsburg Elementary, has been reading the Flat
Stanley book with her class. As is done by classes across the world,
each class member makes a Flat Stanley cutout and mails it to family or
friends. Flat Stanley has his picture taken with these people and then
travels (is mailed) to someone else and then finally ends up back with
the sender. The photos and accompanying information truly tells the
story of his adventure for the students. Kevin Grone, first year
principal at Phillipsburg, was encouraged to take Flat Stanley along as
he and his wife made a weekend visit to New York City. Numerous photos
were taken at different locations around the city. While posing for yet
another photo with Flat Stanley, Mr. Grone suddenly heard a voice
demand, “What are you doing?” from a subway police officer. Mr. Grone
tried to explain the Flat Stanley project as the policeman called for
backup. As the group of police detained Mr. Grone (against a wall),
they ran his driver’s license and continued to listen to his story. The
police then explained how terrorists were threatening the subway system
and that no one can take pictures. In his defense, Mr. Grone told them
that there were no signs posted about not taking pictures. After 45
minutes of interrogation, Mr. Grone’s driver’s license came back clean
and the police relaxed but Mr. Grone still had to delete the digital
pictures that included the subway station. Finally, a couple of the
officers volunteered to take a picture with Flat Stanley to document
his visit to New York City. We’re sure Mr. Grone and none of the third
graders (or Flat Stanley) will ever forget this adventure. By the way,
Flat Stanley celebrates his 10th birthday in November – just in case
you want to send a card.

New York City

Flat Stanley Went to New York City

Submitted by Dale Hubert

Flat Stanley had a wonderful time in New York City! He pretended to be King Kong on the Empire State Building, he spent time at Central Park, he visited the Museum of Natural Sciences and he went to Ground Zero.

New Yorkers were very friendly!

These are statues in Central Park

This is a statue to Balto and other sled dogs that delivered medicine

A Tyrannosaurus Rex!

A very kind dino expert gave Stanley a close-up view!

The “I Love New York” T-shirt is a bit big!

(Not the real Statue of Liberty)

Rockefeller Center, January 2004

Stanley was disappointed that the New York Public Library was closed on Sunday

But a beautiful young woman came to his rescue- lucky Stanley!

Stanley at Ground Zero on a foggy winter day

On a fire truck across from Ground Zero

A Police Officer at the Empire State Building What is it with Stanley and beautiful young women?

Everyone wants to pose with Flat Stanley!

(This Flat Stanley is from Taylor Likes of Mrs. Pashea’s 3rd Grade at Wayne Center School.)

These nice people recognized Flat Stanley at Madison Square Garden