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The Spotlight on Broadway Map from the south.
New York, New York

Spotlight on Broadway Map

A 28-foot granite map embedded in a Times Square traffic island plots the locations of all 40 Broadway theaters.
40.7588, -73.9851
Number One, Broadway
New York, New York

Number One, Broadway

Currently housing a corporate bank branch this building at the southern tip of Manhattan was once the gateway to luxury vacationing.
40.7049, -74.0145
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning
New York, New York

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.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
The Oldest Fence in New York
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
40.7049, -74.0137
The original Tammany emblem on the facade.
New York, New York

Tammany Hall

The notorious headquarters of a corrupt political machine.
40.7363, -73.9887
New York, New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Burn a bit of New York history into your memory.
40.7301, -73.9954
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

The Wizard of Park Avenue

A whimsical, but often overlooked clock in Park Avenue.
40.7455, -73.9826
New York, New York

The Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York still serves food and drinks the old fashioned way, last renovated in 1948.
40.7775, -73.9573
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
40.7144, -73.9981
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
40.8134, -73.9631
The Daily News Building Globe
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.
40.7499, -73.9732
New York, New York

Governors Island

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

Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
40.7034, -74.0114
Blockhouse No. 1
New York, New York

Blockhouse No. 1

This ruined fort hidden at the top of Central Park can't seem to keep from losing its historical plaques.
40.7975, -73.9558
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

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past.
40.7357, -74.0062
(Flickr/suezsue)
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
40.8648, -73.9318
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
Vasari Corridor
Florence, Italy

Vasari Corridor

This private skyway is filled with art and was expanded explicitly so that Hitler could appreciate a river.
43.7710, 11.2480
The Mad Colored Houses of Burano
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

The community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
45.4855, 12.4172
Peggy Guggenheim and her dogs' graves.
Venice, Italy

Peggy Guggenheim's Grave

The only museum with its curator—and her pets—buried inside.
45.4308, 12.3315
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
45.4347, 12.3389