doublelevator's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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New York, New York

Oldest Manhole Cover

Walk over a 150 year old manhole.
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Freedom Tunnel

A tunnel once abandoned now thrives with graffiti art as an off-limits makeshift gallery.
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Okapi Taxidermy Diorama

This impressive scene portrays the elusive forest giraffe of Central Africa.
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Aretha Franklin Subway Tributes

A touching tribute to the "Queen of Soul."
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The Statue of Roscoe Conkling

A 19th-century politician who died after walking home in a blizzard is honored with this Manhattan statue.
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Stephen Wise Recreation Area

A playground the size of a city block is a modernist monument to civic values and public housing.
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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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The General Worth Monument

This monument to a veteran of the Mexican-American War is one of only two in Manhattan that serve as an actual mausoleum.
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Roosevelt Island AVAC System

On this island, you suck away your garbage via an elaborate pneumatic tube system.
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Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
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The Wertheim Study

This study room in the New York Public Library saw the creation of one of contemporary America's greatest traitors.
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West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
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Delmonico's Pompeii Columns

Possible relics of the ancient Roman city are hidden in this restaurant's façade.
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Bennett Park

The highest point on the island known for buildings that touch the sky.
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Spotlight on Broadway Map

The 28-foot granite map plots the locations of 40 theaters in New York City.
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Jeffrey's Hook Light

Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
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Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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Museum of Chinese in America

This small New York museum examines Chinese history from its origins right up to its arrival in the city.
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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.
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Staple Street Skybridge

Imagine having a street run right through your home, or better yet, a historic bridge three stories high.
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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.
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Private Passage

Wine bottle sculpture with a ship's stateroom inside.
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Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
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Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.