A Different New York, beyond the Tourist Guides

New York, New York Guide (B): A Different New York, beyond the Tourist Guides

While talking about big cities, we may think that few effort will be really needed to introduce them, since their main attractions are well known to almost everyone.

Nevertheless, all of them house a great number of inconspicuous places, unknown to the majority of visitors.

Located at the end of Vesey Street in Battery Park City, this is an unusual place that reminds the An Gorta Mor (“The Great Hunger”) in Ireland, that killed over 1 million people between 1845 and 1852, leading almost another million to emigrate.

The memorial was built with stones carried from each of the Irish counties, replicating an abandoned stone cottage within a rural Irish landscape.

Originally the south terminus of the first “Manhattan Main Line” subway, it preserved until today some unique characteristics like its vaulted tile archs, elegant chandeliers, leaded skylights, and the graceful curves of the station.

The need to expand the original line with new –longer- cars led to its closure at the end of 1945, due to the impossibility to adapt it to the new formations’ dimensions. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Different New York, beyond the Tourist Guides
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Irish Hunger Memorial   City Hall Station   5th Avenue   14th Street   Berlin Wall   34th Street Herald Square   Paley Park   Greenacre Park   58 Joralemon Street   Metro Baptist Church   Eagle Street Rooftop Farm   Gotham Greens   Brooklyn Grange  
Author: Hugo Huertas
Read it on author's website: http://thehugoway.com/new-york-beyond-the-tourist-guides/

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