2. Nikola Tesla Corner

Just outside Bryant Park is Nikola Tesla Corner, a memorial to Tesla at the corner Avenue of the Americas at West 40th Street. During his lifetime, Tesla enjoyed feeding and spending time with pigeons, reportedly feeding thousands of the city birds and also caring for some of them. According to Atlas Obscura, the city named the intersection Nikola Tesla Corner in 1994. Folklore says that Tesla harbored romantic feelings for an all-white pigeon saying “I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was purpose to my life.”