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Sailor's Snug Harbor was founded on Staten Island in 1808 by Captain Robert Richard Randall. At the time...

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Sailor's Snug Harbor
September 22, 2009

A member's-only club for the kind of folks who wear their elitism like a badge of honor, the Harvard...

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The Harvard Club
September 22, 2009

A striking, full-block, Neo-Gothic fortress planted on New York's architecturally staid Upper East Side,...

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Seventh Regiment Armory
September 22, 2009

A life-size diorama, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, on Gramercy's East 20th...

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
September 22, 2009

An open-air museum of colonial history that showcases a preserved (or recreated in some case) local pre-modern...

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Historic Richmond Town
September 22, 2009

Now a lavish restaurant and event space, the original Bowery Savings Bank building is a neoclassical...

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Bowery Savings Bank
September 22, 2009

Now known mostly as drive-by scenery on the BQE (from which vantage, the gravestones foreground the taller...

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Green-Wood Cemetery
September 22, 2009

An enduring New York icon, the Brooklyn Bridge is undoubtedly the most poignant vista in the five boroughs--a...

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Brooklyn Bridge
September 24, 2009

A Utopian vision, circa 1952, of what the world's postwar future might look like, the United Nations...

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United Nations
September 24, 2009

On the busy West Side of Central Park, these sites are two treasured anomalies, imports from the other...

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Belvedere
September 24, 2009

Scenic Rowboat Lake is one of the most charming, most romantic sites in Central Park, a tranquil spill...

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Loeb Boathouse
September 25, 2009

The heart of New York's transportation system, Grand Central Terminal showcases civic glamour -- on a...

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Grand Central Terminal
September 25, 2009

More than 12 million people passed through the immigration station on nearby Ellis Island between 1892...

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Ellis Island
September 26, 2009

A graceful, slim suspension bridge (like the Williamsburg Bridge on a diet), the Manhattan Bridge spans...

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Manhattan Bridge
September 29, 2009