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Brooklyn, New York

New York Dock Co. buildings

Two monstrous warehouses. One now holds priceless works of art, the other stands abandoned and dilapidated.
Brooklyn, New York

12 Dead From Bad Moonshine

What’s a sure fire way to end up in jail in New York in the 1920s? Peddling bad moonshine.
Brooklyn, New York

Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier

Take in a rare, face-to-face glimpse of Lady Liberty at this tucked away Red Hook park.
Brooklyn, New York

The Red Hook Stores

A strip of modern stores in historic buildings.
Brooklyn, New York

Fort Defiance

The humble fort that saved Washington.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Bricks Works Storehouse

The factory that helped produce a dominant form of lighting before Thomas Edison.
Brooklyn, New York

P.S. 15, Patrick F. Daly School

School named after its beloved principal, killed in the cross-fire of a drug related shooting.
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Houses

One of the largest public housing complexes in New York once visited by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Brooklyn, New York

Robotic Church

This former Norwegian sailor's church is slowly being taken over by ramshackle robot musicians.
Brooklyn, New York

Mafia Executioner Albert Anastasia's 1920s Home

Where infamous mobster and leader of Murder Inc. Albert Anastasia made his home.
Brooklyn, New York

The Red Hook Community Justice Center

An experimental, community court opened in 2000 takes a new approach to youth offenders in south Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Van Brunt St Fire House (H & L Engine Co 101, Engine 202)

Where there’s manufacturing, there’s fire!
Brooklyn, New York

Kammetal Workshop

Fabrication workshop where the encasement for One World Trade Center's beacon was constructed.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of Joe Gallo's 1950s Headquarters

The site where Joe Gallo kept his guns, pet lion, and launched an all out mob war in 1960s Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of 1928 gang shooting

Retribution for death of infamous mob boss Franie Yale was a case of mistaken identity.
Wall Township, New Jersey

Project Diana Site

The first dish to bounce radio signals off the Moon, it was the forerunner to the U.S. Space Program.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel Teleport

This giant satellite antenna services the transmission needs of government agencies and cable programmers.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel Horn Antenna

Where the embers of the Big Bang were first detected.
Matawan, New Jersey

Glenwood Institute

A condo complex once housed a boarding school with the 24th U.S. Vice President among its notable alumni.
Matawan, New Jersey

Site of the New Jersey Shark Attacks of 1916

The creek where a shark wreaked terror upon New Jersey, and served as the inspiration for "Jaws."
Staten Island, New York

Todt Hill

The highest natural point in New York City and all of the Atlantic coastal plain.
New York, New York

New York's Adam and Eve Sculptures

Two large-scale sculptures of Adam and Eve greet visitors in the nude at the Time Warner Center in NYC.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
Pensacola, Florida

'Wall South' Vietnam Memorial

Florida’s half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall.