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New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

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

U Thant Island

The smallest island in Manhattan is a manmade landfill dominated by a Buddhist peace arch.
New York, New York

Model Ship Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum

Set sail on a small scale.
New York, New York

Marble Hill

Manhattan and the Bronx have been playing tug-of-war over this former island neighborhood for more than a century.
New York, New York

First Shearith Israel Graveyard

Revolutionary War casualties fill the only 17th century structure remaining in Manhattan.
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

Shinran Statue

Hiroshima survivor on Riverside Drive.
New York, New York

The Brown Building

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

Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
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" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
New York, New York

New York Federal Gold Vault

More gold than anywhere else, ever.
New York, New York

Lower East Side Toy Company (The Back Room)

Become a prohibition rebel.
New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

This beautiful building in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District was empty for decades.
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.
Tarrytown, New York

Lyndhurst Bowling Alley

One of the earliest bowling lanes in the U.S. doubled as a sewing school during a time when women had little job opportunity.
Dobbs Ferry, New York

St. Cabrini Novitiate

This dilapidated castle-like structure overlooks the Hudson River at one of its widest points and was once home to nuns.
New York, New York

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

You must take the A train... to the last active cemetery in Manhattan.
Queens, New York

Hanmaum Zen Center of New York

A temple belonging to the largest Buddhist order in South Korea nestled in the middle of New York City.
New York, New York

Bill's Place

This speakeasy continues the Prohibition-era legacy of Harlem's jazzy Swing Street.
Bronx, New York

North Brother Island

Home to the infamous "Typhoid Mary" and the worst loss of life in New York's history until September 11, 2001.
Queens, New York

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

This Orthodox Church's exterior is rather unorthodox.
Bronx, New York

Banana Ripening Facility

Despite not growing anywhere near New York City, bananas are ripened in a pressurized room in the Bronx using precise banana science.
Bronx, New York

Hart Island

The loneliest island in New York.
Sands Point, New York

Execution Rocks Lighthouse

An isolated beacon with a history of grisly murder and a view of some of literature's greatest inspirations.