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The Hangman's Elm

The oldest living tree in Manhattan comes shrouded in sinister legend.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island AVAC System

On this island, you suck away your garbage via an elaborate pneumatic tube system.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
New York, New York

WPA Murals of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Magnificent New Deal Murals evoke a time when New York City harbor was one of the world's greatest and busiest ports.
New York, New York

Audubon Mural Project

Walking around West Harlem reveals a scavenger hunt of beautiful bird murals.
New York, New York

Strecker Memorial Laboratory

Site of the first pathological and bacteriological research facility in the United States.
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

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
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

Cathedral Peacock Hutch

The church's three resident peacocks now have their own Gothic-style abode.
New York, New York

The Marriage of Money and Real Estate

A sculptural commentary on capitalism pokes up from the East River.
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

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

Roosevelt Island Lighthouse

A little lighthouse in New York City, surrounded by mysterious stories of insanity-driven construction.
New York, New York

Jeffrey's Hook Light

Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

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

Roosevelt Island Octagon Tower

A former insane asylum despised by Nelly Bly and Charles Dickens is now fashionable apartments.
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

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

The Sisyphus Stones

Hordes of precariously balanced stone figures crowd the shores of the Hudson River.
New York, New York

Private Passage

Wine bottle sculpture with a ship's stateroom inside.