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Interesting and weird New York City

Interesting facts and stories about New York City. Everything that is eye catching and strange from historical events to current art projects.


Remembering the Day When Topsy the Elephant Was Poisoned and Electrocuted to Death in Coney Island

Known for its rides and family-friendly fun, 115 years ago the Coney Island Luna Park was the scene of a gruesome execution.

See Inside: Construction of the Woolworth Building Condos, Now Finished

New York’s legendary Woolworth Building may not be the tallest or the swankiest but it remains one of the most iconic structures in the city. It is also now one of the most expensive residential addresses in the city. Take a look inside of the makeover that made it happen.

PL Sperr: A Forgotten Photographer Who Preserved 1920-30s NYC

Today we know what New York City looked like in the 1920-30s thanks to the trove of archival photographs available online. One man, PL Sperr, took thousands of such photographs but his legacy is sadly forgotten.

The Story of the Keith Haring Mural Hidden in a Tribeca Loft

In 2001 architects Todd Ernst and Frank Servidio started to work on the space and soon found a mural by Keith Haring hidden beneath a coat of paint and the AC equipment. The Keith Haring Foundation confirmed the authenticity of the mural.

Meet Mary French, the woman archiving New York City's 140 cemeteries | 6sqft

Mary French, the author of the New York City Cemetery Project, talks to 6sqft about her work delving into the history of the city's little-known cemeteries.