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Urban Exploration NYC

Explore NYC’s urban wilderness with this handy map

The city has more than 20,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and grasslands

Gowanus Bat Cave will transform into an art space designed by Herzog & de Meuron

The dilapidated, graffiti-covered building will get a second life

Hidden Nomad rooftop cabin is NYC’s most unusual rental

The cozy penthouse cabin is on the rental market for $4,200.

The view from atop 220 Central Park South is truly outrageous

Photographer Viktor Thomas snagged some truly ridiculous shots from the under-construction tower.

Open House NY 2016 tours include New York Wheel, Met Opera House

Past favorites of this now 14-year-long tradition are also returning including City Hall, Brooklyn Army Terminal and New York State Pavilion. A full list of sites will become available on OHNY’s website on October 5.

See the remnants of the historic theater unearthed at Times Square

The remnants uncovered under Times Square’s Toys ‘R’ Us belong to Hammerstein’s Olympia Theatre. The theatre opened in 1895 and was heralded at the time as "one of the most colossal places of amusement in the world."

See the ruins of abandoned North Brother Island from above

Now home to a bird sanctuary, the island is still populated by several hospital buildings that are in different stages of ruin. A Disneyland-style park was imagined for this island a couple of years ago, but that proposal hasn’t moved forward since.

NYC in Red, White, and Blue

These Instagram photos show the city displaying its patriotism today and everyday.

Play on musical swings at Brookfield Place's waterfront plaza

The swings will be installed in the Waterfront Plaza tomorrow, and will be available to use free of cost until July 7 this year. And if you're thinking jarring, unsynchronized sounds, think again.

In an Abandoned Subway Tunnel, an Art Installation Condemning Gun Violence

Artist Phil America has taken to New York City's abandoned subway tunnels to stage his most recent installation, The Perilous Fight. The installation condemns gun violence in America in a "gallery space for no one."

Travel Back To 1920s NYC With These Spellbinding Vintage Home Movies

Part of the University of Southern California's Moving Image Research Collections, these videos offer up scenes both mundane and extraordinary - from a walk through downtown Manhattan looking at storefront to views atop the Chanin Building.

NYC May Get as Many as 60 Million Visitors in 2016

The mayor hopes the number of tourists to increase to 67 million by 2021

This Is the Most Detailed Photograph of New York City Ever Taken

Photographer Jeffrey Martin spent two days atop the Empire State building to capture this over 20 Gigapixel shot.