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New York, New York

Death Avenue Plaque

Manhattan's deadly West Side railroad, which killed hundreds of New Yorkers, is remembered by this simple plaque.
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Harry Jenning's Rat Pit of the Five Points

This humble historic facade hides a history of boozing and the gentlemanly sport of rat-fighting.
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The Webster Apartments

This New York holdover was built to provide housing for shopgirls and still does not allow men above the lobby.
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The Mulberry Bend

During the 19th century, you could pay for violence off a prix fixe menu on this Manhattan street.
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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.
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The Marine Grill Murals of the McAlpin Hotel

The last remnants of what was once one of the world's grandest hotels can now be found in a Manhattan subway station.
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Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
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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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Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
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767 Third Avenue

A Manhattan office building is home to the world's largest chess board.
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Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
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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.
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Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
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The Sugar House Prison Window

An odd, ancient window that may have once been part of a brutal prison is embedded in the side of New York's Police Plaza.
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Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
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Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
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The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.
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Titanic Memorial

Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown.
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Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
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Private Passage

Wine bottle sculpture with a ship's stateroom inside.
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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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Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
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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.