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New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
New York, New York

George Glazer Gallery

Unique antiquarian shop specializing in globes, maps, and prints.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Oil Spill

A 120-year oil leak slowly unleashes more gallons of oil than the Exxon/Mobil disaster.
Brooklyn, New York

Miller Building

A 9-story, poured concrete structure which was used as a glue factory with an indelible smell.
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
Brooklyn, New York

Monsignor McGolrick Park

Once called Winthrop Park in 1889, home to a decidedly sexy tribute to the Monitor vs. Merrimac battle.
Queens, New York

Pulaski Bridge

Named for a Polish national who fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolution, and example of Pulaski Red.
Brooklyn, New York

Leviton Building

2 square block factory in Greenpoint erected in 1936.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Enormous one time fiber mill now houses local artists and small businesses.
Brooklyn, New York

Manhattan Avenue Street End Park

Once a dumping spot, now a park with a kayak launch.
Brooklyn, New York

Union Porcelain Company

Where one of Greenpoint's "five black arts" was practiced.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of the Great Greenpoint Sewer Explosion

If you were standing here on October 5th, 1950, you'd be dead.
Brooklyn, New York

Meserole Theatre

Historic Greenpoint theater, turned roller disco, now housing a chain pharmacy store.
Brooklyn, New York

Bomelstein's Jewelers Clock

The only surviving sidewalk clock in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Commercial Street Cat Village

Feral cats keeping the rodent population at bay all across Greenpoint waterfront.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
Brooklyn, New York

St. Anthony

Church featuring "high Victorian gothic" architecture.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Savings Bank

Neoclassical bank designed by NY architects Helmle & Huberty.
Brooklyn, New York

Sludge Tank

An unsightly blight.
Brooklyn, New York

Astral Apartments

Queen Anne style apartment house built in 1886.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Shul

The only remaining Jewish congregation in Greenpoint.