Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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The current building on Bedford Avenue. Photo:
Brooklyn, New York

Studebaker Building

This neo-Gothic former auto showroom is one of the few remaining reminders of Brooklyn's "Automobile Row."
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View of Masstransiscope
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope
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Original elevators
Brooklyn, New York

The Remains of Abraham & Straus Department Store

The gilded vestiges of a sterling department store can still be found in a Brooklyn shopping center
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(Flickr/andreakw)
Brooklyn, New York

Wyckoff Street Mosaic

Detailed facade of a brownstone in Boerum Hill
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Original wall decorations.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Forgotten Gage & Tollner Restaurant

The unaltered remnants of a high society eatery still adorn this Brooklyn costume jewelry shop
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The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators
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James Farley Post Office
New York, New York

James Farley Post Office Museum

A grand New York post office that is home to mailman Santas, scraps of postal history, and a pneumatic mail system
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The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
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The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
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New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations
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Paley Park in the Winter
New York, New York

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
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New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood
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The praying mantis on the ride. Photo:
Bronx, New York

Bronx Zoo Bug Carousel

The first and only carousel with a lineup entirely of insects.
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Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
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Brooklyn, New York

Grand Army Plaza

Step inside Brooklyn's hidden puppet library for a little fun... no strings attached!
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Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh
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Two elms in Tompkins Square Park main plaza (Hare Krishna Tree is the one behind)
New York, New York

Hare Krishna Tree

One of the few remaining American elm trees in New York’s Tompkins Square Park was the birthplace of a new religion.
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La Salle Hall today.
Brooklyn, New York

La Salle Hall

Now the site of a high school and an upscale flea market this was almost the site of the largest cathedral in the US
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New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch
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The wishbones of departed soldiers.
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
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REACH: New York
New York, New York

REACH: New York

Hidden in plain sight on a pair of Manhattan subway tunnels are a pair of public instruments that sing to each other
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The New York Herald Monument.
New York, New York

The New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square
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The Marine Grill Murals
New York, New York

The Marine Grill Murals of the McAlpin Hotel

The last remnants of what was once one of the world's grandest hotels can now be found in a Manhattan subway station
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The Daily News Building Globe
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth
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