Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Did You Know?

Berlin Wall • Midtown

What was once a symbol of all that was wrong with the world in the Cold War era is now serving as public art (of which Berlin still has a lot) in a corporate Midtown public plaza, for people on their lunch break -- pretty much the circle of life stuff here.

North Brother Island • East River

This bird sanctuary in the East River was once a hospital for patients with small pox and other scary diseases. The ruins and island are completely closed to the public, but just note that if you do try to swim here, make sure you go in the right direction... or you might end up on another infamous island (Rikers. We're talking about Rikers.).

Marble Cemetery Tours • East Village

Move over Mr. Speakeasy Cocktail Bar, and say hello to the speakeasy cemetery. If you want to check it out, it's open once a month for tours, but you can also rent out the space for events. Creepy Summer cocktail party, anyone?

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