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New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

This beautiful building in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District was empty for decades.
New York, New York

Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York, last renovated in 1948, still serves food and drinks the old-fashioned way.
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The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.
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Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
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New York's Adam and Eve Sculptures

Two large-scale sculptures of Adam and Eve greet visitors in the nude at the Time Warner Center in NYC.
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Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
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Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
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Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
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Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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Spring Street Salt Shed

This simple Manhattan salt house is artfully shaped... well, like a giant granule of salt.
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Aretha Franklin Subway Tributes

A touching tribute to the "Queen of Soul."
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The 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

Try not to get slimed in Tribeca.
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Titanic Memorial

Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown.
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Rudolph de Harak Digital Clock

The façade of this building looks like a bingo board, but it's really a giant clock by a famed graphic designer.
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Roosevelt Island Octagon Tower

A former insane asylum despised by Nelly Bly and Charles Dickens is now fashionable apartments.
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The Marriage of Money and Real Estate

A sculptural commentary on capitalism pokes up from the East River.
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U Thant Island

The smallest island in Manhattan is a manmade landfill dominated by a Buddhist peace arch.
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Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
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Pier 26 Tide Deck

Amid skyscrapers and traffic exists this unique aquatic ecosystem.
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The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
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WTC Station 'E' Subway Entrance

A remnant of the original World Trade Center complex continues to serve as a commuter gateway.
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Survivor Tree

The last living thing to come out of the rubble after 9/11 is now a symbol of hope and resilience.
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Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
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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.