6. Bronx Zoo

A 1947 photo of the Bronx Zoo shows how densely parked the cars were around Rockefeller Fountain (moved from Lake Como by William Rockefeller), in front of the entrance to the zoo. A commenter on Flickr noted “I think the funniest thing is that cars were allowed to park AROUND that fabulous fountain!” Well, cars are still allowed there although there’s now more vegetation around the fountain to balance out the scene.