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Want to get out of the house and enjoy a stroll through a historic New York neighborhood? Want to learn about the local history of where you live? Well, now it's easier than ever to find and experience some of the unique places located right here in New York. The New York City Preservation Commission has made an easy to navigate webpage to help you find the historic districts and landmarks throughout all five boroughs. Looking at the map you can find districts and well as landmarks to explore in almost any area of the city. From Hamilton Heights to DUMBO to Ditmas Park, there are plenty of great places to check out now that Spring has arrived. Explore the map here:
In a city with many sparkling skyscrapers (of variable aesthetic interest) and a wealth of standard architectural forms from the past (the brownstone, the townhouse, the converted loft, the rapid-expansion tenement buildings, etc), it is a pleasure to come across a particular piece of real estate that does not fit into any typical category… a piece of architecture with an idiosyncratic personality… a building with its own distinct character… something like the Pumpkin House in Washington Heights. If you have not seen it before, then let me welcome you to come face to face with a truly strange cliff-side dwelling unlike anything else in the City.