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New York, New York

Church of the Intercession

A Manhattan Episcopal church with an eerie underground crypt.
New York, New York

Audubon Mural Project

Walking around West Harlem reveals a scavenger hunt of beautiful bird murals.
New York, New York

Hamilton Grange

The only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned has a history almost as troubled as his own.
New York, New York

Hispanic Society Museum and Library

This Manhattan museum houses one of the largest collections of Spanish art and manuscripts outside of Spain.
Glen Cove, New York

Welwyn Preserve

The abandoned grounds and derelict greenhouses of this once-magnificent Edwardian estate are now a nature preserve open for exploration.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shark Tombstone

Within this beautiful Pittsburgh cemetery, a unique headstone bears witness to one man's eternal love for Jaws.
Oakland, New Jersey

Van Slyke Castle Ruins

The remains of a century-old mansion that met a fiery demise years after it was deserted.
Millburn, New Jersey

South Mountain Fairy Trail

These mystical miniature houses bring a touch of magic to the New Jersey woods.
Richmond, Virginia

Connecticut the Indian

The iconic statue was moved to a new spot overlooking the James river after several years as a mascot for the local baseball team.
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
Highland, New York

Slabsides

The rustic think-space of famed naturalist John Burroughs stands exactly as he left it.
Rosendale, New York

Widow Jane Mine

This old cement mine has been used as everything from a mushroom farm to a recording studio.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
New Paltz, New York

Mohonk Testimonial Gateway

This stone gatehouse was once the entrance to a historic mountain resort, and it had a cameo in a cheesy cult horror movie.
Staten Island, New York

Mount Loretto Beach Rock Garden

Eccentric stone cairns built on a public New York City beach.
Staten Island, New York

Kreischer Mansion

This empty Victorian manse on Staten Island is said to be haunted but is actually a real life crime scene.
Peekskill, New York

Early Electrics

Astonishing collection of helmets, scientific instruments, and medical models.
Alpine, New Jersey

Cliff Dale Manor Ruins

Along the Palisades skyline are the ruins of a large mansion built in 1911 and demolished in the 1930s.
Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
Brooklyn, New York

Torah Animal World

Every animal in the torah taxidermied and crammed into a Brooklyn townhouse.
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.
Saugerties, New York

Opus 40

One man's swirling six-acre monument of stone.
Woodstock, New York

Overlook Mountain House Ruins

A once grand hotel is being retaken by the wilderness it once capitalized on.
Mount Tremper, New York

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

The world's largest kaleidoscope, designed by a 1960s psychedelic artist.