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Oldest Stuff in New York City

by Jonathan Zeller, 03/07/2012

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  • Enthusiastic preservationists will tell you that New York City is always changing. Delis become bank branches. For years now, punk venue CBGB has been a John Varvatos store. A huge basketball arena recently emerged among the brownstones of Prospect Heights. The five boroughs always seem to be looking ahead. As Valerie Paley of The New-York Historical Society puts it, "New York, from a preservationist perspective, has been a victim of its own success."

    Maybe. But the City's been around since 1624, and plenty of historical landmarks are still standing. The following slides catalog some of the oldest, sorted by category.

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