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Personal gadgets for sale in Akihabara around 2008.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
35.6989, 139.7699
Maya Hayuk
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
40.7245, -73.9932
The interiors of the small museum
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
40.5753, -73.9798
New York, New York

WPA Murals of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Magnificent New Deal Murals evoke a time when New York City harbor was one of the world's greatest and busiest ports.
40.7040, -74.0137
At Babycastles pop up: a 3D Pacman game made by Keita Takahashi.
New York, New York

Babycastles

A DIY art gallery/music venue/lecture hall dedicated to video game culture.
40.7383, -73.9984
Possible entrance into the tunnel
Brooklyn, New York

Staten Island's Lost Subway Tunnel

An abandoned subway tunnel that could have reinvigorated Staten Island still lies somewhere beneath this Brooklyn park
40.6403, -74.0322
Dense greenery grows in the pocket park.
New York, New York

Septuagesimo Uno

The name of this tiny pocket park tucked between two buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side is Latin for its location: "seventy-one."
40.7786, -73.9843
Chuck Close's mosaic portrait of his wife, Sienna Shields
New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
40.7843, -73.9482
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
47.6015, -122.3343
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate
37.8339, -122.5329
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction
47.6216, -122.3481
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship
51.5069, -0.0904
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death
42.3573, -71.0613
Brooklyn, New York

Bomelstein's Jewelers Clock

The only surviving sidewalk clock in Brooklyn
40.7262, -73.9523
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
New Yorker Hotel
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons
40.7527, -73.9935
Erie Basin Park
Brooklyn, New York

Erie Basin

Compensation for the destruction of a historic shipyard
40.6711, -74.0129
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

The longest continuous underwater road in North America was built at the insistence of Franklin Roosevelt
40.6810, -74.0058
The Oldest Fence in New York
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king
40.7049, -74.0137
Discovery Island
Orlando, Florida

Discovery Island

Disney's abandoned animal island is now an overgrown ruin that was almost the coolest attraction ever
28.4137, -81.5663
44 Stuyvesant, viewed from Abe Lebewohl Triangle.
New York, New York

No. 44 Stuyvesant

This 220-year-old house is a reminder of New York City's Dutch past.
40.7298, -73.9876
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
40.7528, -73.9772
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed by a Beatles super-fan
40.7756, -73.9747
Hamilton's Grange, November 2016
New York, New York

Hamilton Grange

The only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned has a history almost as troubled as his own.
40.8215, -73.9467