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Beijing, China

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty necropolis raided during the Cultural Revolution.
40.2207, 116.2312
(Flickr/Svalin)
Beijing, China

798 Art District

This probably wasn't what Mao had in mind.
39.9042, 116.4074
Jiuquan, China

Crescent Lake

A lush desert oasis in the shape of a narrow crescent.
40.1421, 94.6620
Kings Park, New York

Abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Beneath the mossy overgrowth covering this once-sprawling campus lies decades of history and the secrets that come with it.
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what's left of the Fun House, under consturction
Asbury, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
40.2177, -74.0011
Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
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Brooklyn, New York

Broken Angel

An illegally built ramshackle mansion tucked in the middle of Brooklyn is now being turned into condominiums.
40.6856, -73.9613
Brooklyn, New York

Monsignor McGolrick Park

Once called Winthrop Park in 1889, home to a decidedly sexy tribute to the Monitor vs. Merrimac battle.
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The outside of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
40.6714, -73.9846
Brooklyn, New York

Admiral's Row

Abandoned 19th century homes once occupied by naval officers, soon to be demolished.
40.6986, -73.9791
View of Masstransiscope
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope.
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(Flickr/4rilla)
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.
40.7451, -73.9453
Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick Inlet

Once a flowing stream and where the USS Monitor, the world's first ironclad, was built and launched.
40.7251, -73.9597
Queens, New York

Pulaski Bridge

Named for a Polish national who fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolution, and example of Pulaski Red.
40.7392, -73.9526
Brooklyn, New York

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Three stories above you, your salad is being grown.
40.7347, -73.9594
Plymouth Street in Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
40.7026, -73.9811
Red Square
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
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The store responsible for Broome Street's title
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
40.7186, -73.9914
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
40.7144, -73.9981
Ice cream cone from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
40.7154, -73.9982
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
40.7287, -73.9902
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
40.7346, -73.9903
New York, New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Burn a bit of New York history into your memory.
40.7301, -73.9954
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New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747