One of the things I love about NYC is seeing something for the first time, even though it has been there for 100 years.
Like this building, The Cunard Line Building at 25 Broadway. Imagine that, a shipping company so substantial it had its own building in NYC. The Cunard Line owned the Lusitania, which was sunk by the Germans and one of the catalysts for the US entering WWI.
I came across this building while walking through Little Italy. It is the former headquarters of the NYC police, from 19090 to 1973. Beautiful structure.
Today I was in City Hall Park. A few of the tables have a checkerboard patterns painted on the surface. There were multiple chess games taking place, with observers. Of course. Who can resist stopping and watching a live chess game?