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New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Ancient crustaceans support an obelisk from far-away Egypt stands in modern day Central Park
40.7798, -73.9653
The Peace Fountain
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes
40.8039, -73.9632
(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

Artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past
40.7398, -74.0025
New York, New York

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past
40.7357, -74.0062
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

Crumbling hospital from 1850s on Roosevelt Island
40.7515, -73.9596
The Lounge as it appears now, redecorated by Rem Koolhaas
New York, New York

United Nations Delegates Lounge

What happens here stays here – unless it affects the whole world.
40.7496, -73.9671
Brooklyn, New York

The first home in Greenpoint

Where Greenpoint's first European settler - and troublemaker - made his home
40.7270, -73.9572
U Thant Island
New York, New York

U Thant Island

The smallest island in Manhattan is a manmade landfill dominated by a Buddhist peace arch
40.7467, -73.9643
(Flickr/4rilla)
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.
40.7451, -73.9453
New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations
40.7357, -73.9905
New York, New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Burn a bit of New York history into your memory
40.7301, -73.9954
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7281, -73.9948
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
40.7333, -73.9444
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union
40.7287, -73.9902
The wishbones of departed soldiers.
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
40.7288, -73.9897
Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park
40.7299, -73.9608
Brooklyn, New York

Monsignor McGolrick Park

Once called Winthrop Park in 1889, home to a decidedly sexy tribute to the Monitor vs. Merrimac battle
40.7256, -73.9445
Hook & Ladder 8
New York, New York

Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in TriBeCa
40.7197, -74.0066
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history
40.7275, -73.9801
Two elms in Tompkins Square Park main plaza (Hare Krishna Tree is the one behind)
New York, New York

Hare Krishna Tree

One of the few remaining American elm trees in New York’s Tompkins Square Park was the birthplace of a new religion.
40.7261, -73.9820
New York, New York

C-Squat

A notorious punk house turned co-op
40.7258, -73.9779
Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery
New York, New York

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery

Love, knishes, and best wishes from this legendary Lower East Side bakery
40.7231, -73.9901
Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick Inlet

Once a flowing stream and where the USS Monitor, the world's first ironclad, was built and launched
40.7251, -73.9597
Red Square
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
40.7222, -73.9854