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New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
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Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
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Site of the Beach Pneumatic Subway

Visit the site of a subway powered by nothing more than air--and lots of it.
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Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
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New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
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Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
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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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Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
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Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
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Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
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Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
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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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'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
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REACH: New York

Hidden in plain sight on a pair of Manhattan subway tunnels are a pair of public instruments that sing to each other.
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The Secret Entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel

An unassuming secret door once led to a legendary watering hole.
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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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Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
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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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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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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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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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The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
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City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.