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This statue once stood at an entrance to the original Penn Station and was salvaged from a garbage dump.
Brooklyn, New York

Steinberg Sculpture Garden

A beautiful collection of architectural ornaments rescued from demolished New York City buildings.
40.6712, -73.9636
Wedding on 770
Brooklyn, New York

770 Eastern Parkway

Headquarters of the world's fourth largest Hassidic sect and the first of many "770s" around the world.
40.6689, -73.9429
Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
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The Brooklyn Theatre Fire obelisk.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery's Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
40.6591, -73.9958
The Commandant's House in late winter
Brooklyn, New York

Commandant's House

This impressive mansion in Vinegar Hill has some mysterious details in its architecture.
40.7031, -73.9807
The current building on Bedford Avenue. Photo:
Brooklyn, New York

Studebaker Building

This neo-Gothic former auto showroom is one of the few remaining reminders of Brooklyn's "Automobile Row."
40.6729, -73.9539
Entrance to Mount Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
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Original elevators
Brooklyn, New York

The Remains of Abraham & Straus Department Store

The gilded vestiges of a sterling department store can still be found in a Brooklyn shopping center.
40.6904, -73.9862
The interiors of the small museum
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
40.5753, -73.9798
Overlooking New York Harbor.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
40.6590, -73.9956
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
40.5743, -73.9788
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva in the Green-Wood Cemetery

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.
40.6570, -73.9897
Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
40.6687, -73.9647
The outside of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
40.6714, -73.9846
A miniature New York
Bronx, New York

Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Gardens

Every year model trains zip through a miniature New York City that's now 150 landmarks strong.
40.8635, -73.8821
Thain Family Forest.
Bronx, New York

Thain Family Forest

This plot of old-growth forest is the largest surviving remnant of New York City's original woodland.
40.8644, -73.8757
The Untermyer Memorial in Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx, New York

Woodlawn Cemetery

The end of the 4 Line is also the end of the line for 300,000 souls in one of NYC's most illustrious cemeteries.
40.8888, -73.8739
James Farley Post Office
New York, New York

James Farley Post Office Museum

A grand New York post office that is home to mailman Santas, scraps of postal history, and a pneumatic mail system.
40.7511, -73.9949
Inside the Bryant Park bathroom.
New York, New York

Bryant Park Bathroom

The fanciest public restroom in New York City boasts fresh flowers, art, and a classical music soundtrack.
40.7536, -73.9832
Plaque close-up.
New York, New York

Nathan Hale Hanging Site

A plaque immortalizes the spot where the early American spy said his famous last words: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
40.7656, -73.9640
Hebe the water-bearer atop the fountain
New York, New York

Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.
40.7264, -73.9817
New York, New York

Slocum Memorial Fountain

Monument to a forgotten NYC disaster that claimed the lives of 1,000.
40.7269, -73.9814
They seem to be trying to get to the "portholes"
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
40.7527, -73.9759
Delmonico's Pompeii Columns
New York, New York

Delmonico's Pompeii Columns

Possible relics of the ancient Roman city are hidden in this restaurant's façade.
40.7051, -74.0101