9. Unter Den Linden, 2581-2587 Broadway

holdout building

An open-air restaurant named after one of Berlin’s major avenues is an unexpected find in New York in the first place. It gets even more surprising when one sees this two-story building still standing strong at the corner of Broadway and West 97th Street, almost entirely enveloped by a fourteen-story block wide housing complex.

While the restaurant has long gone, the building remains. Occupied by Sleepy’s (pictured above) and then Westfield Market, the building is currently undergoing renovations to its facade, shadowing the distinctive bungalow on Broadway and West 9th Street.