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Manhattan's Last Remaining Lighthouse Easy To Miss

Bustling Manhattan is busy and loud, but one small building is nestled in a quiet place, a reminder of simpler times. "Unless you know to look for it when crossing over the bridge, you wouldn't even think to look down at this little lighthouse that used to be so important to the coastline," says Eric Handy, an Urban Park Ranger, as he gazes up at the underside of the giant George Washington Bridge. This 40-foot-tall building is actually Manhattan's only remaining lighthouse, and it is the star of a beloved children's book, "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge." Built in 1880, the beacon was moved in 1921 to Fort Washington State Park,...