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St. George's Syrian Catholic Church

This vacant church in the Financial District was once the heart of New York's first Syrian immigrant community.
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

Number One, Broadway

Currently housing a corporate bank branch this building at the southern tip of Manhattan was once the gateway to luxury vacationing.
New York, New York

New York Produce Exchange Property Marker

A well-worn marker in a forgotten alleyway is all that remains of what had been one of Manhattan's most beautiful buildings.
New York, New York

Delmonico's Pompeii Columns

Possible relics of the ancient Roman city are hidden in this restaurant's façade.
New York, New York

Site of New York Slave Market

Where now stands a 42-story condominium tower of marble, glass and steel was once the central market of New York’s slave trade.
New York, New York

77 Water Street

A WWI fighter plane and turn-of-the-century penny candy shop are among the unexpected features of this Financial District building.
New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amid the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
New York, New York

The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.
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."
New York, New York

Queensboro Trolley Kiosk

A forgotten relic from New York's bygone trolley system hides in plain sight under a bridge.
New York, New York

The Grolier Club

The oldest bibliophilia club in America, with exhibitions on historic books and graphic arts.
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
New York, New York

Venetian Room

This lavish room at NYC's French Embassy is a rare relic from the end of the Gilded Age.
New York, New York

New York Society Library

New York's oldest and possibly grandest keeper of books.
New York, New York

The Ziegfeld Head

The front yard of an Upper East Side town house hides the last fragment of one of New York's most famous theatres.
New York, New York

Bemelmans Bar

The walls are decorated with whimsical murals painted by the creator of the Madeline franchise.
New York, New York

Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York, last renovated in 1948, still serves food and drinks the old-fashioned way.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

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

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.