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New York, New York

190 Bowery

The greatest real estate coup of all time.
40.7212, -73.9941
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union
40.7287, -73.9902
Triangle shirtwaist fire
Brooklyn, New York

The Evergreens Cemetery

Final resting place for the Triangle Shirtwaist fire’s unidentified victims
40.6839, -73.9012
Brooklyn, New York

Most Holy Trinity Cemetery

A burial ground of rusting metal gravemarkers
40.6869, -73.9049
Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks
New York, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges
40.7061, -73.9968
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system
40.7533, -73.9823
New York, New York

Empire State Building Disaster

A little known disaster that tested the Empire State Building's structural integrity
40.7487, -73.9872
Gimbel's Bridge
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury
40.7484, -73.9885
REACH: New York
New York, New York

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
40.7504, -73.9876
The "Washington Irving" House
New York, New York

The "Irving House"

Nope, not Washington Irving's house
40.7359, -73.9877
New York, New York

Goldbar

A hip bar decorated with walls of golden skulls
40.7204, -73.9971
The Weathermen Townhouse Explosion
New York, New York

The Weathermen Townhouse Explosion

A strangely angled West Village home is the only monument to an explosion that took the lives of three American revolutionaries
40.7342, -73.9960
C. O. Bigelow Apothecary
New York, New York

C. O. Bigelow Apothecary

The oldest operating apothecary in the US has treated everyone from Thomas Edison to Mark Twain
40.7339, -73.9992
New York, New York

Kenka

Make a tough dinner decision: Octupus wasabi roulette or bull penis?
40.7290, -73.9885
View of Masstransiscope
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope
40.6899, -73.9809
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
The Trophy Room at the top of the Explorers Club headquarters
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration
40.7699, -73.9656
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
One Times Square
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world
40.7563, -73.9864
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Interpret cryptic messages in the NY sidewalk
40.7439, -73.9923
New York, New York

The High Line

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

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations
40.7357, -73.9905
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
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims
40.7040, -74.0172