I think this could be a good idea for a photo thread.
Here's how it works. Find two pics, one from year "x" and one from year "y". Both pics have to be very similar, this way, we could compare the changes.
Here is one that I found similar to a photo that YIMhudson posted. This being from 2012.
I just cropped out the section to make it easier.
So 2012 versus 2016 for Long Island City (LIC)
Could be a user found photo, or even one of your own.
Even a street shot. As long as its somewhat similar, and shows the change through the years. Try if available to estimate the date or if given or know, state. So year "X" versus year "Y".