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New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.
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Barthman's Sidewalk Clock

A clock set into the concrete outside a Manhattan jeweler has been telling time underfoot for over a century.
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Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
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Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
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Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
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Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
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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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Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
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The SeaGlass Carousel

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

New York City's smallest piece of private property.
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Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
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The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
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Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
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The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
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Slocum Memorial Fountain

Monument to a forgotten NYC disaster that claimed the lives of 1,000.
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The Wendel House

The former home of the reclusive "Weird Wendels" who dominated New York real estate a century before Donald Trump.
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The Fillmore East

A Yiddish theater turned movie house turned rock and roll landmark turned gay disco turned bank.
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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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Hare Krishna Tree

One of the few remaining American elm trees in New York’s Tompkins Square Park was the birthplace of a new religion.
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Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations.
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The Former New Brighton Athletic Club

These historic buildings once housed the headquarters of one of the most infamous gangs of New York.
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The Location of Paul's Boutique

The iconic Manhattan corner that was once the site of the Beastie Boys' fake clothing store.
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Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
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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.