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New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
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The Wendel House

The former home of the reclusive "Weird Wendels" who dominated New York real estate a century before Donald Trump.
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James Farley Post Office Museum

A grand New York post office that is home to mailman Santas, scraps of postal history, and a pneumatic mail system.
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New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.
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The Little Church Around the Corner

This Fifth Avenue church has long been the favored worshiping place of Broadway actors and vaudeville performers.
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Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
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Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
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190 Bowery

The greatest real estate coup of all time.
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Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
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Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
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Plaque of Nikola Tesla on Radio Wave Building

The former hotel where Tesla invented the radio.
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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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The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
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Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
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Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
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Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
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Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.
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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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Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
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Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
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C. O. Bigelow Apothecary

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

Roosevelt Island Tramway

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