Here are some of New York's biggest ties to the presidency


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As the nation's one-time capital, New York's ties to the country's highest office stretch back to the beginning of the union, even serving as the city where President George Washington was sworn in.

Here are some of New York's major presidential spots:

General Grant

National Memorial

President Ulysses S. Grant is entombed with his wife Julia in the largest mausoleum in North America. Intersection of Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street, Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with the mausoleum open various hours), 212-666-1640, http://www.nps.gov/gegr

The Cooper Union

for the Advancement

of Science and Art

Abraham Lincoln gave a famous address at Cooper Union's Great Hall in 1860. Presidents Grant, Grover Cleveland, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have also spoken there. 30 Cooper Sq., at East 7th Street and Third Avenue

Chester A. Arthur Home

After the assassination of President James Garfield in 1881, then-Vice President Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as president in his childhood home. 123 Lexington Ave., at E. 28th St.

The Waldorf Astoria

No sitting president has stayed in any other New York City hotel since the Waldorf Astoria opened in 1931, according to the Daily News. President Herbert Hoover even moved into the hotel permanently after his wife's death in 1944. 301 Park Ave., between E. 49th and E. 50th sts.

Federal Hall

New York was still the capital when the Constitution was ratified in 1788 and, until the original structure was torn down and rebuilt in the 1800s, Federal Hall housed some of the nation's most important events, including President Washington's inauguration and the First Congress composing the Bill of Rights. 26 Wall St., at Nassau Street, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 212-825-6990, www.nps.gov/feha.

Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace

Though the original structure was demolished, the national historic site features re-creations of the home of the only New York City-born president. 28 E. 20th St., between Broadway and Park Avenue South, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with guided tours starting at 10 a.m.), 212-260-1616, www.nps.gov/thrb.

Morris-Jumel Mansion

During the Revolutionary War, in the fall of 1776, then-Gen. Washington used this mansion as a military headquarters. 65 Jumel Terrace at W. 160th Street Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., $5, 212-923-8008, www.morrisjumel.org.

Union Square Park

The funeral processions of both presidents Andrew Jackson and Lincoln passed through the area. The park also has statues of Lincoln and Washington. Between Broadway and Fourth Avenue from East 14th Street to East 17th Street


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