New York City is represented by many things: its people, its buildings, its entertainment, and more. However, everyday items found in the Big Apple are some of the most important artifacts and instances of memorable design. These commonplace objects often tell us the history of the metropolis. Objects like a coffee cup, a boombox, or a transit card speak more to the identity of New York than its landmarks crawling with tourists. While trash bags, pigeons, and rats are perhaps more rampant than anything else, get to know the city in a whole new way with The 18 Most Iconic New York Objects.

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