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The Times features a fascinating profile of one of New York's most politically significant (yet ignored!) landmarks: Tammany Hall. Completed in 1929, the "wigwam" at 100 East 17th Street served as the headquarters for the New York City Democratic party at the tail end of its almost 150-year reign over municipal politics, before Mayor LaGuardia's sweeping reforms all but crippled the organization in the 1930s. Built in the neo-Georgian style and modeled after Thomas Jefferson's red-brick home at Monticello, the wigwam hugs the edge of Union Square, and is easily overlooked by the distracted passerby. It currently houses the New York Film Academy. [NYT]

Union Square Park

W 14th Street, New York, NY 10003