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Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
Second half of the wall
New York, New York

REI's Wall of Litho Stones

A trove of century-old litho stones from the Puck Building's printing days were discovered behind a cellar wall, and are now hanging in the store.
40.7247, -73.9954
Sidewalk Subway Map
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk
40.7247, -73.9996
New York, New York

The Manhattan Well Murder

A dark, dank room in subterranean Manhattan was the site of a ghastly murder
40.7240, -74.0004
New York, New York

Oldest Manhole Cover

Walk over a 150 year old manhole
40.7244, -73.9959
New York, New York

The Village Gate Sign

The former sign of this immortal music venue is just that--undying
40.7284, -73.9998
Al Hirschfeld's drawing desk and chair
New York, New York

Al Hirschfeld's Desk and Chair

From this desk Al Hirschfeld drew his influential caricatures of the 20th century's Broadway stars.
40.7728, -73.9842
Dense greenery grows in the pocket park.
New York, New York

Septuagesimo Uno

The name of this tiny pocket park tucked between two buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side is Latin for its location: "seventy-one."
40.7786, -73.9843
Durian for sale
New York, New York

Durian NYC

The best place in New York to pick up the controversial, notoriously foul-smelling Asian "king of fruits."
40.7188, -73.9951
Greenacre Park
New York, New York

Greenacre Park

Read a book next to a Midtown waterfall.
40.7561, -73.9693
An un-rennovated tunnel at Crown Finish Caves
Brooklyn, New York

Crown Finish Caves

Underground vaults of a former brewery beneath Brooklyn's Crown Heights are now used to ripen cheese.
40.6772, -73.9566
Chuck Close's mosaic portrait of his wife, Sienna Shields
New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
40.7843, -73.9482
Front page of the New York Times.
Brooklyn, New York

Park Slope Plane Crash

One of the deadliest American air disasters is nearly forgotten in Brooklyn
40.6771, -73.9737
Brooklyn, New York

The Park Slope Brothel

Peaceful prostitution turned luxury condos
40.6762, -73.9750
Brooklyn, New York

Grand Army Plaza

Step inside Brooklyn's hidden puppet library for a little fun... no strings attached!
40.6731, -73.9700
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Eagle at the Central Library
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Daily Eagle's Eagle

This metal eagle one of the final remnants of a newspaper that wanted to keep Brooklyn to Brooklyn
40.6724, -73.9681
Entrance to Mount Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776
40.6720, -73.9668
The current building on Bedford Avenue. Photo:
Brooklyn, New York

Studebaker Building

This neo-Gothic former auto showroom is one of the few remaining reminders of Brooklyn's "Automobile Row."
40.6729, -73.9539
Strolling along the lilacs.
Rochester, New York

Rochester Lilac Festival

One of the largest festivals of flowers in North America takes place, appropriately, in the Flower City.
43.1300, -77.6050
The Nostalgia Train, a.k.a. the Shoppers Special.
New York, New York

Holiday Nostalgia Train

Once a year a vintage subway train runs from Manhattan to Queens, with a detour through the 20th century.
40.7239, -73.9913
The neon sign as it was represented on Seinfeld.
New York, New York

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
40.8055, -73.9652
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood
40.6904, -74.0164
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York
40.7346, -73.9903
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083