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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.
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A helicopter landing on the roof of the Pan Am building (now Met Life building), 1966.
New York, New York

Site of the Pan Am Helipad

This Manhattan skyscraper is a reminder of the brief but glorious age of urban air taxis.
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New York, New York

The Double Check Businessman

This anonymous businessman sculpted in bronze became an enduring memorial after 9/11, often mistaken by rescue workers for a survivor amidst the rubble.
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Tin Pan Alley today
New York, New York

The Remnants of Tin Pan Alley

The one-time epicenter of American songwriting is now a little remembered Manhattan commercial block.
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The original torch was replaced in 1986.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.
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Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning
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.
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New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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The Augenroller.
Koblenz, Germany

Augenroller (Eye Roller)

Every half hour the eye-rolling clock face sticks out its tongue to mock the good citizens of Koblenz.
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The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
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New York, New York

Jefferson Market Library

Named the fifth most beautiful building in America in 1885, this former courthouse boasts the best view in the Village.
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September 2017
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Interpret cryptic messages in the NY sidewalk.
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View of 33 Thomas Street from the adjacent streets at the intersection of Church & Worth.
New York, New York

Long Lines Building, 33 Thomas Street

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
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Albertine has over 14,000 books from 30 French-speaking countries.
New York, New York


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

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a new carousel, full of spinning, glowing fish.
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Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks
New York, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
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The 'Fearless Girl' statue stands in the snow of Winter Storm Stella, March 14, 2017.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
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Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system.
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Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
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Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
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New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
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New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
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Man Controlling Trade.
Washington, D.C.

Man Controlling Trade

A muscular Art Deco monument represents the struggle between regulators and unbridled markets.
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Washington, D.C.

Inaugural Parade Center Line

A line of blue paint marks the route of the inaugural parade.
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