Frank Woolworth used his fortune from namesake stores selling merchandise for spare change to build his luxurious yet haunted Winfield Hall.
Many famous individuals have lived in NYC, and many have also been buried here. Here are some of the most famous individuals buried in and near the city.
A replica of Napoleon's penis was on display at a book reading by Tony Perrottet in NYC. The original is in the basement of a suburban house in New Jersey.
One of our most popular Google keyword searches is "Napoleon" which inevitably leads readers to discover that Napoleon's penis is actually stored in New Jersey.
An Atlas Obscura talk with Tony Perrottet, author of "Napoleon's Privates - 2500 Year of History Unzipped" reveals some titillating historical facts and perverse antiquarian relics.
Part I in our new series 'Inspired by Europe': famous NYC buildings and the French architecture that inspired them.
An open air passage that shares a history with both Louis Napoleon and Chopin.
No joke: Napoleon Bonaparte's "member" is stored in the basement of a New Jersey home.
Probably the best looking nursing home ever built! The Invalides was originally a hospital and home for wounded or elderly soldiers, and now houses the military museum and the tomb of Napoleon (among others).