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New York, New York

Gem Spa

For almost a century, this East Village newsstand has served egg creams to beats, hippies, punks, and everything in between.
Brooklyn, New York

Silent Barn

A massive art collective tries a new take on Brooklyn's DIY music scene—by making it fully legal.
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
New York, New York

Sophie Loeb Fountain

An Alice in Wonderland-themed sculpture for a woman dedicated to children.
New York, New York

14th Street-Union Square Moving Platforms

The only subway station in the city that still makes use of gap fillers.
New York, New York

'Dwellings' at the Breuer Building

This miniature village stays behind in the Breuer Building, even as the museums around it come and go.
Queens, New York

Socrates Sculpture Park

This outdoor gallery of sculptures along the East River was once a landfill.
Brooklyn, New York

Smith-9 Street Station

The highest rapid transit station in the world.
New York, New York

African Elephants Diorama

This magnificent herd of stampeding elephants has been frozen in time for over a century.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

The longest continuous underwater road in North America was built at the insistence of Franklin Roosevelt.
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
Queens, New York

Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse

A former seaside jewel built for the everyman is now simply a neglected art deco fortress.
Pine Bush, New York

Ellenville Fault Ice Caves

The largest known open fault in the United States is basically a giant natural refrigerator.
New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
Brooklyn, New York

'The Dinner Party'

This enormous banquet-themed artwork honors over 1,000 notable women throughout history.
Queens, New York

Abandoned Redbird

A retired subway car stands alone in a field in the middle of Queens.
Brooklyn, New York

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

A B.Y.O.B. Mexican cantina lives inside one of the last tortilla factories in Brooklyn.
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

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

Museum of Chinese in America

This small New York museum examines Chinese history from its origins right up to its arrival in the city.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Bluestockings Bookstore

New York City's only radical feminist independent bookstore.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...