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New York, New York

The Standard Oil Building

This curved Manhattan building was built to house the opulence of John D. Rockefeller's oil empire.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini

The mummified relics of an American missionary.
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
New York, New York

C-Squat

A notorious punk house turned co-op.
Brooklyn, New York

Pratt Institute Engine Room

Haven for steampunks.
New York, New York

Tammany Hall

The notorious headquarters of a corrupt political machine.
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
New York, New York

Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
New York, New York

The Brown Building

The site of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
New York, New York

Death Avenue Plaque

Manhattan's deadly West Side railroad, which killed hundreds of New Yorkers, is remembered by this simple plaque.
New York, New York

7000 Oaks

Twenty-three trees, each paired with a basalt stone, line a street in Chelsea, continuing an urban project started by German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys.
New York, New York

New York's Oldest Phone Number

Need to book a room at the Hotel Pennsylvania? Just dial up 6-5000.
New York, New York

Nero Wolfe's Brownstone

The home of one of America's most beloved fictional characters has become a real world landmark.
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
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.
New York, New York

The Forgotten Entrance to Clinton Hall

Hidden in one of New York's oldest subway stations is the final remnant of the site of the bizarre Shakespeare Riots.
New York, New York

Plaque of Nikola Tesla on Radio Wave Building

The former hotel where Tesla invented the radio.
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.