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Hangman's Elm
New York, New York

The Hangman's Elm

The oldest living tree in Manhattan comes shrouded in sinister legend.
40.7321, -73.9986
The Mulberry Bend
New York, New York

The Mulberry Bend

During the 19th century, you could pay for violence off a prix fixe menu on this Manhattan street.
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The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
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(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
40.7398, -74.0025
The secret entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel (detail)
New York, New York

The Secret Entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel

An unassuming secret door leads to a legendary watering hole.
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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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Track 61
New York, New York

Track 61

This abandoned subway station beneath the Waldorf-Astoria hotel is allegedly used to secretly transport presidents.
40.7563, -73.9735
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.
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Boon Island Light
York, Maine

Boon Island Light

New England's tallest light house stands on an island with a history of cannibalism and death.
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Letchworth Village canteen and kitchen
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
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Chicago, Illinois

Garfield Park Conservatory

A green oasis in Chicago.
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Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
Quicksburg, Virginia

American Celebration on Parade

An enormous warehouse filled with parade floats collected from over 50 years of patriotic celebrations.
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Donald J. Trump State Park
Mahopac, New York

Donald J. Trump State Park

This apocalyptic closed parkland is the result of one of Trump's failed investments.
41.3430, -73.8081
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
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Original headstone with various offerings
Lowell, Massachusetts

Jack Kerouac's Grave

According to legend, Bob Dylan sneaks in twice a year to eat dinner with Jack.
42.6181, -71.3075
The old Cathedral of Managua in 2012.
Managua, Nicaragua

The Old Cathedral of Managua - Catedral de Santiago

A crumbling cathedral condemned by an earthquake.
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The larger of the two stone circles is tucked away just off a winding path
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Druid Circles

The stones that traveled from Spain to eventually become a holy place for San Francisco's nature worshippers.
37.7692, -122.4644
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
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Abandoned fort ruins
Queens, New York

Fort Totten

Read between the lines of the subway map to find the hidden abandoned Civil War fort.
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The little tunnel is unexpectedly full of concrete stalagtites
San Francisco, California

Alvord Lake Bridge

An overlooked and unassuming engineering marvel.
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San Francisco, California

Buena Vista Park Tombstones

Gold Rush-era tombstones line the park's paths.
37.7682, -122.4418
Bunker at Cape May Point. (Andriy Boychuk)
Cape May, New Jersey

Bunker At Cape May Point

World War II bunker still standing on the New Jersey beach.
38.9328, -74.9608
Cape May, New Jersey

Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus

The rusting remains are visible sticking out of the waters of the Delaware Bay.
38.9444, -74.9719