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PHOTOS: Here Are The Monopoly Properties In Real Life

Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts

It's always nice to know where your money's going, even if that money is fictional paper bills used in the beloved board game, Monopoly. A photogra...

The Abandoned Palace at 5 Beekman Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

This building has a secret. It's completely empty, essentially abandoned, and has been for a decade, with a portion of its interior shuttered since 1940... until now.

Open House New York: Exploring the (Nearly!) Empty Post Office Building on 8th Ave

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

2010-10-05-po.jpgOHNY graciously allowed me to take a few tours in advance to help spread the word. My first choice? A tour of the James A. Farley Post Office at 33rd Street & 8th Ave.

The Queens Cab Stand Jungle

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

2010-09-27-flows.jpgWithout a doubt, the prettiest cab stand I've ever seen in New York City is the Yakuel cab stand on 12th Street and the Queensboro Bridge.

That Abandoned Rooftop Greenhouse on 60th? It's Being Torn Down

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

2010-09-23-greenhouse.jpgFrom the ground, you'd never know there was anything special about the building on 60th Street, but, as anyone who's ever walked across the Queensboro Bridge knows, it has a great rooftop secret.

Scouting a Crypt

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Nothing beats days when you're asked to scout something as unusual as a crypt.

Scouting the Occult in Brooklyn

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

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A Secret Courtyard Just Blocks From Times Square

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

A beautiful secluded courtyard is located just a few blocks from Times Square.

The Most Famous Classroom in New York City

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

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Friday Odds & Ends: Umbrella Graveyard, Batman, Dutch Kills, & More!

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Here's my Friday assortment of random pictures I took during the past week. Including what can only be described as an umbrella graveyard at Mulberry & Prince.

Something Strange in Herald Square

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Surprises like the blinking owl eyes of Herald Square are what make New York such a great city to explore.

The Pigeon Man of Delancey Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

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Chinatown's "Bloody Angle" -- A Trip Down Doyers Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Pell Street is one of those iconic Chinatown blocks that filmmakers love to shoot on. Short and narrow, with an abundance of awnings and flags, the abrupt end at Mott Street gives it a sense of intimacy. 2010-03-22-chinatown.jpg

The Animal Building on East 67th Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

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Manhattan's East 20th Street Beach

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Manhattan has beaches. Yes, they're small, often submerged at high tide, and you'd be crazy to go swimming in the water, but they're still beaches.

The Death of Theatre Alley (New York, You've Changed)

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

One of New York's rare archetypal dank alleys is no more -- all the buildings on one side have been torn down to make way for what I can only imagine will be a sterile high rise.

Finding Europe in Nolita (And What the Heck Is on That Roof?)

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I love streets in New York that make you feel as far from the city as possible. A lesser known example is one of my favorites: Centre Market Place in Nolita.

Someone Planted a Bicycle Garden in Queens!

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I was driving along Vernon Blvd in Queens when I spotted something you don't usually see under the 59th Street Bridge...2010-03-04-downloadcopy.jpg

Hidden in a Rite Aid, Ghosts of an Old Movie Theater

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Don't let the squat little Rite Aid storefront on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint fool you... It has a long history.

Scouting Wrap-Up: Barbie, Greenpoint Graffiti, Etc.

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

There is nothing more terrifying than the idea of lying on the operating table waiting for open heart surgery, and seeing Barbie walk in with a scalpel.

Brooklyn's Mansion on the East River

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

It's like someone picked up an estate from Long Island's Gold Coast and plunked it down in Vinegar Hill.

Did She Say Yes? Did Scouting NY Readers Help a Guy Get Engaged?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

A few weeks ago, I ran a post about a guy who emailed me for help in finding a unique New York location to propose to his girlfriend. Here's how it all went down.

The Trees Have Eyes in Staten Island

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

So weird... I was scouting Staten Island today near New Dorp Lane. I got out of my car... and felt like I was being watched. Turns out, I was: by a tree!

Latest NYC Graffiti Helps You Take Good Pictures!

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

There's a pretty great photo op of the Empire State Building at 33rd and Park -- and someone's marked the spot for you.

The Most Egotistical Sign in New York City?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

It's hard to imagine more egotistical signs than these.