Highlights of Harlem

From the Apollo Theater to the Hue-Man Bookstore, get to know some of the great places and landmarks in Harlem, NY.

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Times Square

Times Square

New York's Times Square has wall-to-wall signage for Broadway plays, commercial ads and more. Once known as Longacre Square, Times Square was created in 1904 when The New York Times moved into the neighborhood. 960 1280

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Times Square of Yesteryear

Times Square of Yesteryear

A policeman directs traffic in front of the famous neon billboards of Times Square in New York City, at its intersection with Broadway. 960 1280

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Original Wall Street Sign

Original Wall Street Sign

This is the original Manhattan street sign from Wall Street and Broad Street from late 19th- to early 20th-century. The porcelain sign stood near the New York Stock Exchange and sold to a bidder for $116,500 at a Christie's auction. 960 1280

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Taxi Rates

Taxi Rates

Tourists and locals alike are familiar with this sign plaster on most taxi cabs that swerve through the traffic in New York. It's also a good way to determine the cheaper route -- a taxi cab ride or a ride on the subway. 960 1280

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Peep-O-Rama

Peep-O-Rama

Take a peep at this! Peep-O-Rama, the last pornography store on 42nd Street in the New York's Times Square district, closed in 2002. Since the 1990s, bars and porn theaters were replaced with cafés and tourist shops. 960 1280

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Coney Island

Coney Island

These colorful signs at Coney Island, located in Brooklyn, tout the circus-sideshow attractions at the seaside theme park. Coney Island has been a summer destination for millions of New Yorkers for generations. 960 1280

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Antique Subway Lamp Sign

Antique Subway Lamp Sign

You're looking at a piece of New York's history. It's an antique subway lamp sign located in Central Park. 960 1280

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Modern Subway Sign

Modern Subway Sign

What a big difference! Matching the big neon billboards and signs in Times Square, this brightly-lit sign, marked with specific train lines, is located at the subway entrance on 42nd Street. 960 1280

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Vintage Billboard

Vintage Billboard

Two American soldiers and a civilian in a fedora watch workers on a scaffold hang a billboard advertisement featuring a woman's bare legs above the Winter Garden Theater and Café Zanzibar in 1944. 960 1280

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Controversial Modern-Day Billboard

Controversial Modern-Day Billboard

Sexy models are still part of New York's landscape. In SoHo, this provocative Calvin Klein billboard, with half-nude models, sparked a major controversy in the city. 960 1280

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Antique Subway Train

Antique Subway Train

A few years ago, some tourists and locals were lucky enough to hop aboard this antique subway train from the 1930s. The train is still equipped with ceiling fans and wicker seats. 960 1280

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I Heart New York

I Heart New York

Travelers from near and far are familiar with the popular shirts and other merchandise bearing the "I Love New York" logo. 960 1280

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Mosaic Tiles in Subway Stations

Mosaic Tiles in Subway Stations

Locals and tourists on the subway trains in New York are familiar with these signs. These mosaic-tile signs clearly mark the stations along any given subway train route. 960 1280

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Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

The neon glow of the Radio City Music Hall is well-known in New York City. It's a hot spot for people to enjoy the Rockettes and other performances by popular celebrities. 960 1280

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Adult Themes in Times Square

Adult Themes in Times Square

People in Times Square walk past a 3-story billboard promoting adult film actress Jenna Jameson's web site. 960 1280

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Liverpool

Liverpool

It all started in Liverpool where John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. 960 1280

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Cavern Club

Cavern Club

After the Quarrymen, the lads formed The Beatles, and from '61 to '63 they played 292 shows at Liverpool's Cavern Club. 960 1280

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The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show

Over 40 percent of the US population saw The Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Left to right: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Sullivan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney. 960 1280

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Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios

The Beatles recorded virtually all of their groundbreaking singles and albums at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. 960 1280

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Penny Lane

Penny Lane

In 1967 John and Paul wrote the double-sided single "Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever," inspired by childhood haunts. 960 1280

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Abbey Road

Abbey Road

Beatles fans pose for photos imitating the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover. 960 1280

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Dakota Building

Dakota Building

John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into NYC's Dakota building in 1973. John was murdered outside the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980. 960 1280

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Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985. 960 1280

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Imagine

Imagine

The focal point of Strawberry Fields is a mosaic of a single word, the title of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine." 960 1280

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The Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial to John Lennon from Yoko Ono, located on Videy Island, Reykjavik, Iceland. It consists of a tall "tower of light", projected from a white stone well which has the words "Imagine Peace" carved into it in 24 languages. The tower is lit every year from 9 October, Lennon's birthday, through 8 December, the date he was shot. Iceland was selected for the project because of its beauty and eco-friendly use of geothermal energy. 960 1280

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Grateful Dead Poster

Grateful Dead Poster

This poster for a 1966 concert at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco was the first appearance of the iconic "skeleton and roses" imagery used by the Dead throughout their career. 960 1280

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Grateful Dead House at 10 Ashbury Street

Grateful Dead House at 10 Ashbury Street

The Grateful Dead lived at this communal home on 710 Ashbury Street from 1966 to 1968. Their neighbors included Janis Joplin, Country Joe McDonald and Charles Manson. 960 1280

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Woodstock Would Shock

Woodstock Would Shock

The Dead were renowned for amazing live performances. Strangely, the biggest musical festival of the 1960s 'Woodstock' was not one of them. The Dead played under harrowing weather conditions and were literally shocked by their own instruments. 960 1280

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Concert at Altamont Speedway

Concert at Altamont Speedway

The concert hastily organized by the Rolling Stones in December 1969 at Altamont Speedway (now closed) proved to be another disaster for the Dead. The band was scheduled to perform, but declined to play due to the increasing violence spawned by the Hell's Angels who were hired to provide "security" at the venue. 960 1280

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Fillmore East

Fillmore East

The Grateful Dead made many appearances the famous Fillmore East club in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Several live albums were subsequently released of their performances there. The club is now closed, and a bank branch occupies the space. However, a sign and plaque mark the club's location. 960 1280

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Cow Palace

Cow Palace

In 1974, the Dead embarked on a tour that featured a revolutionary sound system made up of hundreds of stacked speakers called the 'Wall of Sound.' The tour kicked off on March 23, 1974, at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. 960 1280

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Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado

Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado

The Grateful Dead performed several times at Colorado's unique Red Rocks open-air amphitheater that appears as if it were carved out of a mountain. 960 1280

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Jerry Garcia Memorial

Jerry Garcia Memorial

Thousands of Grateful Dead fans gather at a memorial erected to the memory of deceased Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 13, 1995. 960 1280

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The Other Ones

The Other Ones

A concert at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Center featured the 4 surviving members of the Grateful Dead performing as "The Other Ones." It was the first time they had performed together since the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995. 960 1280

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