NYC history: Relics of old New York you can still see

The Hotel Carter–named the “dirtiest” hotel in the United States–was sold for a reported $190 million to real estate developer Joseph Chetrit, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Plans for the property are unclear, but it’s likely it will be changed, taking one of the last remnants of old Times Square, joining the OTB Winners Circle and Peep World as things of the past.

But there are still a few places that have survived New York’s gentrification. From a gay bar called The Cock to the glorious White Horse Tavern, some reminders that New York wasn’t always so shiny and clean.