Big Apple Series Patches: Empire
Seven years ago, the Greater New York Councils began the Big Apple Series; a collection of CSP’s that highlight and share the icons of New York City with our Scouting Family worldwide. Following the Tribute in Light Edition, Freedom Tower Edition, the Rockefeller Holiday Edition, and last year’s NYC Subway Edition GNYC is proud to release the Empire Edition CSP.
The Empire State Building is one of New York City’s most recognizable icons. Completed in 1931, it reigned supreme over the NYC skyline as the world’s tallest building until 1970 with the construction of the first tower of the World Trade Center. The Empire State Building attracts more than 3.5 million visitors a year and for the last two decades, it has been home to the GNYC Service Center.
With GNYC relocating office space to the Upper West Side of Manhattan in December of 2018, there is no better way to commemorate our time in the Empire State Building than to highlight the icon in the Big Apple Series. This CSP depicts the building’s lights illuminated in the shape of a fleur-de-lis against a night sky. The Mylar version includes a silver mylar border and gold mylar stitching for the windows of the ESB as well as the amber lights of two other notable midtown icons; the New York Life Building and Madison Square Garden.