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  • 1. Brooklyn Historical Society

    Brooklyn Heights | Library/Archive

    Four centuries' worth of art and artifacts bring Brooklyn's story to life at this marvelous space. Housed in an 1881 Queen Anne–style National...Read More

  • 2. Clinton Hill Architecture Walk

    Building/Architectural Site

    Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the buildings along Clinton and Washington avenues were originally lavish summer homes for...Read More

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    3. Ellis Island

    Financial District | Historic District/Site

    Between 1892 and 1924 approximately 12 million men, women, and children first set foot on U.S. soil at the Ellis Island federal immigration...Read More

    Ellis Island
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  • 4. Green-Wood Cemetery


    One of the loveliest places for a stroll in the five boroughs, the 478 acres of Green-Wood Cemetery are also home to more than 560,000 permanent...Read More

  • 5. Stuyvesant Heights


    More than 8,000 Victorian brownstones and row houses line the streets of Bed-Stuy, 825 of which fall in the landmarked historic district of...Read More

  • 6. "Fruit" Streets

    Brooklyn Heights | Historic District/Site

    The quiet blocks of Pineapple, Cranberry, and Orange Streets contain some of Brooklyn Heights's most picturesque brownstones and brick homes...Read More

  • 7. Greenpoint Historic District

    Greenpoint | Historic District/Site

    Landmarked in 1982, this historic district is lined with beautiful town houses. The area extends roughly from Calyer Street north to Kent Street...Read More

  • 8. Lefferts Historic House

    Prospect Park | Educational Institution

    A visit to this Dutch Colonial farmhouse, built in 1783 and moved from nearby Flatbush Avenue to Prospect Park in 1918, is a window into how...Read More

  • 9. Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

    Upper East Side | Historic District/Site

    Built in 1799, this former carriage house became a day hotel (a sort of country club) in 1826. Now restored and owned by the Colonial Dames...Read More

  • 10. Old Stone House & Washington Park

    Park Slope | House/Mansion/Villa

    This reconstructed Dutch farmhouse dating to 1699, played a central role in the Battle of Brooklyn, one of the largest battles of the Revolutionary...Read More

  • 11. Park Slope Historic District

    Park Slope | Historic District/Site

    Stretching over 33 beautiful residential blocks, Park Slope's historic district, the largest in Brooklyn, is mostly between St. John’s Place...Read More

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  • 12. Prospect Park South Historic District

    Building/Architectural Site

    Designed in 1899 as a park within the city, the Victorian blocks of this iconic historic district feature stately gateposts that mark the entrances...Read More

  • South Street Seaport Historic District

    13. South Street Seaport Historic District

    Financial District | Historic District/Site

    Had this charming cobblestone corner of the city not been declared a historic district in 1977, the city's largest concentration of early-19th...Read More

    South Street Seaport Historic District
  • 14. Stone Street Historic District

    Financial District | Historic District/Site

    Amid skyscrapers, the two low-rise blocks of bars and restaurants along historic Stone Street feel more like a village than the center of the...Read More

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  • 15. Victorian Flatbush House Tour


    This biannual self-guided tour happens on even-numbered years and gives design and architecture buffs a look inside turn-of-the-century masterpieces...Read More

  • 16. Weeksville Heritage Center

    Crown Heights | Museum/Gallery

    Honoring the history of the 19th-century African American community of Weeksville, one of the first communities of free blacks in New York ...Read More

  • 17. Williamsburg Art & Historical Center


    WAH, as it's known locally, occupies one of New York City's earliest landmarked structures—a mansionlike 1867 former bank building designed...Read More

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