by Christina Parrella, 10/16/2012 [Updated 02/04/2016]
(From left) Wave Hill Alpine Garden photo by Mick Hales • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site photo by Malcolm Brown
As a strategic center of the American independence movement, the site of the nation's first capital and the setting for the first presidential inauguration, New York City has seen its fair share of historic happenings over the last few centuries. Many of the United States' commanders in chief have fought, settled and, on notable occasions, dined here. Their actions have proved pivotal in cementing NYC's place in political history.
In honor of November's upcoming presidential election, which has already fostered its worldwide interest in America's political sphere—not to mention Hamilton, the hip-hop musical based on the life of the founding father—see this slideshow of places throughout the City that were made famous by America's executive branch, and then visit them yourself.