2. The New York Aquarium Used To Be Here

Though it’s strange to picture an aquarium in Midtown Manhattan, the New York Aquarium was in the same location as the New Park Theater. It was founded by William Cameron Coup and Charles Reiche. According to the Green Book Magazine, it was very successful, as the public was excited about the novelty of the institution. However, the excitement began to wear off and the aquarium began to lose money. Brooklyn vaudeville managers tore it down in 1880 to make it the New Park theater.