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Atlas Obscura Patent Pending

Electrical inventor Nikola Tesla lived and experimented in Manhattan’s Gerlach Hotel in 1896. The landmark is now known as the Radio Wave Building, and it pays homage to Tesla’s influence through obvious means, such as its name and a commemorative plaque. It also houses a more latent tribute: the 34-seat, Tesla-themed speakeasy called Patent Pending.

According to Patent Pending’s website, “This is the building in which Nikola Tesla lived and performed his experiments on radio waves, transmitting them to his laboratory near present-day Trinity Church in downtown Manhattan. The ‘waves’ which guided you here (GPS) and surround you now (WiFi) were envisioned by Tesla more than a century ago.”

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Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
African Elephants Diorama

Discover African Elephants Diorama in New York, New York: This magnificent herd of stampeding elephants has been frozen in time for over a century.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Staple Street Skybridge

Discover Staple Street Skybridge in New York, New York: Imagine having a street run right through your home, or better yet, a historic bridge three stories high.

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Chatham Towers
Atlas Obscura 2019
3.88km
Dvořák Room

Discover Dvořák Room in New York, New York: A small piece of the composer's New York home lives on in the center of Czech culture in Manhattan.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Hall of North American Mammals

Discover Hall of North American Mammals in New York, New York: Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.

Atlas Obscura 2018
7.15km
Rat Rock in Morningside Heights

Discover Rat Rock in Morningside Heights in New York, New York: This giant boulder is sandwiched between apartment complexes in upper Manhattan.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.85km
NYC Barber Museum

Discover NYC Barber Museum in New York, New York: This nostalgic blast from the grooming past is also a working barbershop.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.21km
The Cross at Ground Zero

Discover The Cross at Ground Zero in New York, New York: Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Okapi Taxidermy Diorama

Discover Okapi Taxidermy Diorama in New York, New York: This impressive scene portrays the elusive forest giraffe of Central Africa.

Atlas Obscura 2017
5km
WPA Murals of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Discover WPA

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Asiatic Leopard Diorama

Discover Asiatic Leopard Diorama in New York, New York: One of the most dazzling dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History is also one of the oldest.

Atlas Obscura 2018
5.82km
The Hidden ‘Fliers and Explorers’ Globe Is Incredible

Signed by Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, this might be the most impressive globe you've never heard of.

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23rd Precinct, NYC Police Department / Engine Company No. 53, Ladder Company No. 43, 4th Division, NYC Fire Department
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A Walking Guide to Chinatown, NYC
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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.38km
Vintage Trains Run on the NYC Subway Once a Year

From Manhattan to Queens, with a detour through the 20th century.

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ZERZOUR Zachariah
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Atlas Obscura 2017
5.6km
Second Avenue Subway Art

Discover Second Avenue Subway Art in New York, New York: Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.87km
U.N. Delegates Dining Room

Discover U.N. Delegates Dining Room in New York, New York: You don't have to be an ambassador to dine like one.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.41km
The ‘Holy Grail’ of the Met

This overlooked artifact at the museum was once thought to be the fabled Holy Chalice.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.01km
Portrait of an Unidentified Woman

Discover Portrait of an Unidentified Woman in New York, New York: The mysterious image is believed to show Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, in a beautiful blue dress.

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.82km
Abandoned Queensboro Trolley Kiosk

Discover Queensboro Trolley Kiosk in New York, New York: A forgotten relic from New York's bygone trolley system hides in plain sight under a bridge.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.95km
A Brick-and-Mortar Matchmaking Club

Discover Modern Love Club in New York, New York: This narrow shop in the East Village hosts a matchmaking service for the new millennium.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Komodo Dragon Diorama

Discover Komodo Dragon Diorama in New York, New York: Here be dragons.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.87km
The Hidden Art Deco Tunnel Underneath the New Yorker Hotel

Discover The Hidden Art Deco Tunnel Underneath the New Yorker Hotel in New York, New York: The beautiful tunnel that ran from the lobby to Penn Station is still hidden underneath 34th Street.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.53km
This Manhattan Diner Has Barely Changed Since 1948

Discover Lexington Candy Shop in New York, New York: The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York, last renovated in 1948, still serves food and drinks the old-fashioned way.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.63km
African Burial Ground Memorial National Monument

Discover African Burial Ground Memorial National Monument in New York, New York: This memorial attraction maintains the memory of slavery's legacy in the creation of New York.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.93km
Where The Wild Things Heal

New York City's only wildlife rehabilitation center treats more than 3,000 feathered and furry patients each year.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.71km
Cafe at the Swedish Church of New York

Discover Cafe at the Swedish Church of New York in New York, New York: Finally, you don't have to be a pious Swedish seaman to relax like one.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.12km
Manhattan’s Hidden Historic Coal Hole Covers

Discover St. Luke's Place Coal Hole Covers in New York, New York: These ornate manhole covers were used for a now-forgotten purpose.

Atlas Obscura 2021
5.64km
Remains of the Morris Canal

Discover Morris Canal in Jersey City, New Jersey: Once considered a marvel of engineering, this 107-mile canal played an integral role in building New York City.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.32km
7000 Oaks

23 trees each paired with a basalt stone line a street in Chelsea, continuing an urban project started by German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.99km
Russian and Turkish Baths Cafe

Discover Russian and Turkish Baths Cafe in New York, New York: Have a steam and some blini at this cafe in a century-old bathhouse.

Audio Guide 2013
5.27km
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New York City on the water
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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.35km
New York City’s Last Full-Orchestra Recording Studio

The Clash, Madonna, and the original Broadway cast of "Hamilton" have all recorded within its storied walls.

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2.72km
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Urbirun New York – East River iconic Bridges
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Atlas Obscura 2019
0.34km
Poster House Museum

Discover Poster House Museum in New York, New York: The first museum in the United States dedicated entirely to posters.

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2.61km
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Wild Walk Central Park
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Post 2019
5.62km
On The Streets of New York City – 1977-1978
Atlas Obscura 2017
7.66km
Statue of Liberty’s Original Torch

Discover Statue of Liberty's Original Torch in New York, New York: Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.

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3.13km
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Cornell Tech
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Atlas Obscura 2017
4.93km
Remnants of Colonial New York Preserved Under a Glass Sidewalk

The remains of some of Manhattan's oldest buildings are hiding in plain sight in the Financial District.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.88km
Gem Spa

Discover Gem Spa in New York, New York: For almost a century, this East Village newsstand has served egg creams to beats, hippies, punks, and everything in between.

Atlas Obscura 2021
5.22km
Socrates Sculpture Park

Discover Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York: This outdoor gallery of sculptures along the East River was once a landfill.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.22km
Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

Discover Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain in New York, New York: A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.

Atlas Obscura 2017
5.17km
The Curved Shrine of the First American-Born Saint

Discover The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in New York, New York: The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.

Atlas Obscura 2020
1.58km
Sakagura

Discover Sakagura in New York, New York: More than 250 sakes are available in an izakaya hidden in the basement of a Midtown office building.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.33km
REI’s Wall of Litho Stones

A trove of century-old litho stones discovered behind a cellar wall are now on display in the SoHo REI.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.25km
The Ziegfeld Head

Discover The Ziegfeld Head in New York, New York: The front yard of an Upper East Side town house hides the last fragment of one of New York's most famous theatres.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.56km
A Map of All the Broadway Theaters Is Embedded In a Traffic Island in Times Square

The 28-foot gray granite map plots the locations of 40 Broadway theaters.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.45km
Catacombs of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Discover Catacombs of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, New York: Historical figures from New York City's Catholic community lie within the crypts.

Atlas Obscura 2020
1.55km
Electric Lady Studios

Discover Electric Lady Studios in New York, New York: Jimi Hendrix's legendary recording studio in Greenwich Village.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.87km
Zaragoza Mexican Deli and Grocery

Discover Zaragoza Mexican Deli and Grocery in New York, New York: Behind a grungy bodega facade, a Poblano family serves rich, home-cooked meals.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

Discover Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama in New York, New York: This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.

Atlas Obscura 2018
6.89km
The Abandoned Immigrant Hospital on Ellis Island Has a Complicated Past

The first public health hospital in the U.S. saw more than one million immigrants from around the world.

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3.63km
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Lower Manhattan Landmarks
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3.14km
Civic Center Synagogue
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Urbirun New York – Hudson River & Highline
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A Walking Guide to Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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4.65km
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New York, free audio tour from iAudioguide.com
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Atlas Obscura 2017
6.8km
Infinity Climber

Discover Infinity Climber in Jersey City, New Jersey: A playground inspired by differential calculus dangles from the ceiling of the Liberty Science Center.

Post 2019
3.7km
Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant’s Pioneering Photographs of New York City’s 1970s and 80s Graffiti Scene
Atlas Obscura 2017
1.46km
Remember NYC’s Urban Air Taxis?

The Pan Am helipad was closed after a rotor blade mauled several passengers.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.81km
Site of the First Traffic Accident

A plaque memorializes the first person killed by a motor vehicle in the Western Hemisphere.

Atlas Obscura 2017
6.93km
Cathedral Peacock Hutch

Discover Cathedral Peacock Hutch in New York, New York: The church's three resident peacocks now have their own Gothic-style abode.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.41km
Broadway’s Annual Street Sale

The best place to buy one of Elphaba's text books.

Atlas Obscura 2019
3.41km
Farm.One

Discover Farm.One in New York, New York: Underneath the bustling city streets, a hydroponic farm grows unique herbs in an urban oasis.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.22km
Survivor Tree

Discover Survivor Tree in New York, New York: The last living thing to come out of the rubble after 9/11 is now a symbol of hope and resilience.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.74km
The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City

Discover Mysterious Bookshop in New York, New York: The world’s oldest and biggest bookstore stocking only mystery, crime fiction, espionage, and thrillers.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.88km
Waldorf Astoria Archives

Discover Waldorf Astoria Archives in New York, New York: Long-forgotten artifacts give incredible insight into New York's most glamorous hotel.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.35km
A Treasure Trove of Musical History Is Tucked Away Inside Carnegie Hall

The archive includes everything from Duke Ellington's handwritten score to The Beatles' booking slip.

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Times Square
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Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Matryoshka at Wall Street Bath & Spa 88

Discover Matryoshka at Wall Street Bath & Spa 88 in New York, New York: This Russian bar-restaurant lies within a three-story underground bathhouse.

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Roosevelt Island “Northtown”
Atlas Obscura 2020
0.48km
Stationary Figures Mosaics

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Atlas Obscura 2017
3.1km
The Desk Where Al Hirschfeld Drew Broadway’s Stars

It was considered an honor for stars to be caricatured by Hirschfeld, or “Hirschfelded,” as it came to be called.

Atlas Obscura 2017
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The ‘Seinfeld’ Diner

Images of the coffee shop's exterior were taken "just for some pilot."

Atlas Obscura 2021
3.84km
‘Dwellings’ at the Breuer Building

Discover 'Dwellings' at the Breuer Building in New York, New York: This miniature village stays behind in the Breuer Building, even as the museums around it come and go.

Atlas Obscura 2019
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Govinda’s Vegetarian Lunch

Discover Govinda's Vegetarian Lunch in Brooklyn, New York: Every dish is blessed in this basement eatery beneath a Hare Krishna temple.

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2.13km
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The DC Universe on the streets of NYC
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Atlas Obscura 2017
2.32km
Houston Bowery Art Wall

Discover Houston Bowery Art Wall in New York, New York: This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.92km
NYC’s First Modernist Residence.

William Lescaze's townhouse was the first to incorporate now-common glass block windows into its design.

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2.41km
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A Walking Guide to Soho, NYC
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Atlas Obscura 2017
4.47km
The Marriage of Money and Real Estate

Discover The Marriage of Money and Real Estate in New York, New York: A sculptural commentary on capitalism pokes up from the East River.

Atlas Obscura 2017
6.8km
The Manhattan Eruv

Discover The Manhattan Eruv in New York, New York: This nearly invisible wire transforms much of the city into one big, symbolic home on the holy day.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Libyan Desert Diorama

Discover Libyan Desert Diorama in New York, New York: This poignant display is now a memorial to these regionally extinct species.

Atlas Obscura 2020
6.08km
Le Boudoir

Discover Le Boudoir in Brooklyn, New York: Just your average Marie Antoinette–themed speakeasy in an abandoned 19th-century subway tunnel.

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.23km
Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

Spiral-bound community recipes and antiquarian gems mingle at this East Village shop.

Post 2019
7.91km
Wonderful Photos of Postwar New York City in 1946
Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Gorilla Diorama

Discover Gorilla Diorama in New York, New York: Creating this diorama spurred naturalist Carl Akeley to begin advocating to protect the apes.

Atlas Obscura 2019
6.13km
Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument

Discover Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Brooklyn, New York: This beautiful Brooklyn monument over a crypt memorializes a grim and largely unknown story from the American Revolution.

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How Dutch is New York? – The New Amsterdam Tour
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Atlas Obscura 2018
2.96km
Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks

Unusual books on food and drink abound in this unassuming New York townhouse.

Audio Guide 2013
1.88km
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NEW YORK CITY Uptown Art and Culture
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Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Flying Carpet Over Isfahan

Discover Flying Carpet Over Isfahan in New York, New York: A controversial magical figure is hidden within a diorama of the city.

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0.43km
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NEW YORK CITY Midtown
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Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
American Museum of Natural History Mountain Gorilla Diorama

Discover American Museum of Natural History Mountain Gorilla Diorama in New York, New York: Creating this diorama spurred naturalist Carl Akeley to begin advocating to protect the apes.

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Urbirun New York – Brooklyn Classic
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Atlas Obscura 2017
4.13km
Kingsland Wildflowers

Discover Kingsland Wildflowers in Brooklyn, New York: Thriving meadows span a rooftop in one of Brooklyn's most heavily industrialized neighborhoods.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.38km
The Double Check Businessman

Discover The

Atlas Obscura 2021
2.25km
The Design Flaw that Nearly Spelled Disaster

A young engineering student caught the mistake in time to keep Citigroup Center from collapsing.

Atlas Obscura 2017
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This Upper East Side Co-Op Was a Tuberculosis Sanitarium

The complex opened in 1912 as a sanitary tenement for TB patients.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Indian Rhinoceros Diorama

Discover Indian Rhinoceros Diorama in New York, New York: An eerie diorama that captures the majestic nature of a few prehistoric-looking beasts.

Atlas Obscura 2020
1.85km
The ‘Goodnight Moon’ House (Cobble Court)

Discover The

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New York – the Capital of Fame
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Atlas Obscura 2020
5.67km
Brooklyn Savings Bank Subway Branch

Discover Brooklyn Savings Bank Subway Branch in Brooklyn, New York: Before online banking and smartphone apps, there was "commuter banking" in the subway in Downtown Brooklyn.

Atlas Obscura 2019
0.75km
The Best Persian Food in New York Comes From the Front Window of a Pizza Shop

Taste of Persia NYC serves up fragrant soups and stews from a tiny counter.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.95km
Central Filing Bar

Discover Central Filing Bar in New York, New York: A hidden bar inside an ad agency has a deliberately misleading name, so employees can stay late under pretext of paperwork.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.79km
The Manhattan Hotel That Housed the Surviving Crew Members of the Titanic

Around 100 sailors were left destitute after the wreck.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.23km
Scavenger Taxidermy Diorama

Discover Scavenger Taxidermy Diorama in New York, New York: This morbid scene depicts the Darwinian drama of death on the African savannah.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.41km
Ancient Egyptian Beef Shoulder

Discover Ancient Egyptian Beef Shoulder in New York, New York: Even for Egyptian royalty, the afterlife was bring-your-own-beef.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.42km
The Oldest Eastern European Synagogue in the U.S.

The Eldridge Street Synagogue provided the immigrants of crowded Lower East Side tenements a space of sanctuary.

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1.82km
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A walk around the Marvel Universe
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3.82km
Whitney Museum of Art (today The Met Breuer)
Atlas Obscura 2017
2.98km
The Durian Stall in New York City’s Chinatown

The best place to pick up the rare, notoriously foul-smelling Asian "king of fruits."

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.26km
Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral

Discover Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York, New York: A replica of a 7th-century church hides in plain sight in the middle of the concrete jungle.

Atlas Obscura 2020
5.83km
Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery

Discover Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey: Filled with history, this cemetery is maintained each summer by a few hungry goats.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.33km
A Vintage New York City Subway Map, Hidden in Plain Sight

Loved by graphic designers, hated by just about everyone else.

Atlas Obscura 2020
5.48km
Love Lane

Discover Love Lane in Brooklyn, New York: Love is in the air along the small street in Brooklyn.

Atlas Obscura 2020
5.2km
Stephen Wise Recreation Area

Discover Stephen Wise Recreation Area in New York, New York: A playground the size of a city block is a modernist monument to civic values and public housing.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.98km
Brooklyn Brewery’s Secret Beer Bunker

A beer-aging barrel room hidden in an unsuspecting warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Brutalism
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Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers
Atlas Obscura 2017
4.9km
The Last Remnant of the New York Produce Exchange

Discover New York Produce Exchange Property Marker in New York, New York: A well-worn marker in a forgotten alleyway is all that remains of what had been one of Manhattan's most beautiful buildings.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.47km
Edward Mooney House

Discover Edward Mooney House in New York, New York: Built just after the American Revolution, the oldest row house in New York City still stands in Chinatown.

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New York Crime: A Tour of the City’s Most Infamous Scandals
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Atlas Obscura 2019
1.08km
Mercury Theatre Plaque

Discover Mercury Theatre Plaque in New York, New York: Where the legendary Orson Welles got his theatrical start before "Citizen Kane.".

Atlas Obscura 2021
1.27km
Times Square Station Fake Tiles

Discover Times Square Station Fake Tiles in New York, New York: Fake subway tiles were installed to cover a design that resembled the Confederate flag—it's unclear if the resemblance was intentional.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.84km
Gottlieb’s Restaurant

Discover Gottlieb's Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York: One of the few Glatt kosher delis in the United States is a cornerstone of its Hasidic neighborhood.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.39km
Gulliver’s Gate

Discover Gulliver's Gate in New York, New York: A quick trip around the globe through an amazing miniature exhibit.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.04km
The World’s Largest Collection of Tiffany Glass

The colossal cache of colorful glass sits in a warehouse in Queens.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.73km
Septuagesimo Uno: A Hidden Pocket Park on the Upper West Side

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

Atlas Obscura 2021
7.1km
The Only Landmark Tree in New York City

A century-old magnolia tree a point of pride for Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.23km
Camilo Egas Mural at the New School

Discover Camilo Egas Mural at the New School in New York, New York: After surviving abandonment, this powerful Latin American mural is alive again.

Atlas Obscura 2017
6.03km
Abolitionist Place in Brooklyn

This block downtown was a hotbed of antislavery activism along the Underground Railroad.

Atlas Obscura 2017
2.08km
Water Tower

Discover Water Tower in New York, New York: This translucent sculpture represents a quintessential component of New York City's skyline.

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The Fifth Avenue
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Atlas Obscura 2019
1.88km
Streecha

Discover Streecha in New York, New York: A Ukrainian church canteen doles out hearty fare in an East Village basement.

Atlas Obscura 2019
4.52km
Museum of Food and Drink

Discover Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn, New York: Here, exhibits come with a side of edible history.

Atlas Obscura 2020
1.74km
Marie’s Crisis

Discover Marie's Crisis in New York, New York: Those belting out show tunes might not realize this piano bar marks the site where Thomas Paine died in 1809.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.65km
The Museum of Interesting Things

Discover The Museum of Interesting Things in New York, New York: A hands-on traveling collection of the innovative devices of yesteryear.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.65km
New York’s Adam and Eve Sculptures

Discover New York's Adam and Eve Sculptures in New York, New York: Two large-scale sculptures of Adam and Eve greet visitors in the nude at the Time Warner Center in NYC.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.13km
The French Embassy’s Beautiful New York City Bookstore

It's a haven for francophones and bibliophiles alike.

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A Walk Through New York’s West Village
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Atlas Obscura 2019
1km
Acuario Cafe

Discover Acuario Cafe in New York, New York: A garment factory hides a small Dominican eatery in the hallway to its freight elevator.

Atlas Obscura 2018
3.16km
Nathan Hale Hanging Site

Discover Nathan

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.43km
Antonin Dvorak’s Home

Discover Antonin Dvorak's Home in New York, New York: The place where Dvorak composed some of his most famous works.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.71km
Ear Inn

Discover Ear Inn in New York, New York: One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).

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Weiss Research Building
Atlas Obscura 2021
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WTC Station ‘E’ Subway Entrance

Discover WTC Station 'E' Subway Entrance in New York, New York: A remnant of the original World Trade Center complex continues to serve as a commuter gateway.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.67km
The Cartoon Wall at Overlook

Discover The Cartoon Wall at Overlook in New York, New York: In the back of a nondescript sports bar is a museum-worthy mural by legendary cartoonists.

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Exodus House
Atlas Obscura 2019
2.32km
Norwegian Seamen’s Church

Discover Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York, New York: Come for the waffles, stay for more waffles.

Atlas Obscura 2018
4.13km
This Lavish Room Is a Rare Relic of New York’s Gilded Age

The preserved Venetian Room just reopened at the French Embassy in Manhattan.

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How Dutch is New York? – The Stuyvesant Tour
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Atlas Obscura 2018
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Daredevil Tattoo Museum

Discover Daredevil Tattoo Museum in New York, New York: This iconic tattoo shop has its own onsite museum with artifacts from the early history of modern body art.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.66km
Bluestockings Bookstore

Discover Bluestockings Bookstore in New York, New York: New York City's only radical feminist independent bookstore.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.86km
Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU

Discover Riot Grrrl Collection at NYU in New York, New York: A collection of fanzines, recordings, and documents detailing the rise and influence of the feminist punk movement.

Atlas Obscura 2020
6.01km
White Mana Diner

Discover White Mana Diner in Jersey City, New Jersey: This unassuming retro burger joint was billed as “diner of the future” at the 1939 World's Fair.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.11km
The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals

Discover The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals in New York, New York: The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.

Atlas Obscura 2017
3.96km
The Creator of Madeline Painted the Walls of This Art Deco Piano Bar

It's the only remaining place where Bemelmans' artwork that is open to the public.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.2km
Museum of the Dog

Discover The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New York, New York: An extensive collection of fine art devoted to man's best friend.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.9km
This Tiny Store Is a One-Stop Shop for Rare and Wonderful Buttons

Tender Buttons is packed with buttons from around the world.

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.09km
The Fanciest Public Bathroom in New York City

The Bryant Park bathroom boasts fresh flowers, art, and a classical music soundtrack.

Atlas Obscura 2017
1.05km
A Punk Video Game Arcade Gallery in Chelsea

Discover Babycastles in New York, New York: A DIY art gallery/music venue/lecture hall dedicated to video game culture.

Post 2019
4.7km
The Streets of New York City – 1977-1978
Brutalism
DEMOLISHED
3.62km
Lincoln Square Synagogue
Atlas Obscura 2012
4.54km
City Reliquary

Discover City Reliquary in Brooklyn, New York: Behind a bodega is a small museum of relics and ephemera showcasing the history of New York.

Brutalism
3.45km
AT&T Longlines Building (33 Thomas Street)
Atlas Obscura 2018
4.62km
New York City’s Hidden Taxidermy Studio

There’s no sign of the studio to be seen from the street except the people carrying dead critters in and out of the building.

Atlas Obscura 2017
4.63km
Wall Street’s Fearless Girl

The bronze statue of a small but fierce girl stares down the iconic Charging Bull.

World Heritage Site 1984
7.73km
Statue of Liberty

Made in Paris by the French sculptor Bartholdi, in collaboration with Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for the steel framework), this towering monument to liberty was a gift from France on the centenary of American independence. Inaugurated in 1886, …

Atlas Obscura 2018
1.63km
Gay Liberation

Discover Gay Liberation in New York, New York: The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.

Brutalism
7.75km
28th Precinct NYC Police Department
Atlas Obscura 2022
5.61km
Naval Cemetery Landscape

Discover Naval Cemetery Landscape in Brooklyn, New York: What was once a vast naval cemetery is now home to nesting birds and pollinating bees.

Atlas Obscura 2019
1.99km
The Narrowest Building in New York

Discover The Narrowest Building in New York in New York, New York: This slender three-story building has also had several famous residents.

Place
3.85km
New York
Atlas Obscura 2020
1.37km
Grand Central Oyster Bar

Discover Grand Central Oyster Bar in New York, New York: This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.

Audio Guide 2013
4.57km
Audio Guide
NEW YORK CITY Wall St to Washington Square
en
Atlas Obscura 2017
1.46km
The Graybar Rats Near Grand Central Terminal

Discover Graybar Rats in New York, New York: Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.