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Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the exploring past, present, and future innovations.
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
Brooklyn, New York

Most Holy Trinity Cemetery

A burial ground of rusting metal grave markers.
Brooklyn, New York

Museum of Food and Drink

Here, exhibits come with a side of edible history.
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
Brooklyn, New York

Camperdown Elm

A tree that grows parallel to the ground was declared Brooklyn's "crowning curio" by the poet who saved it.
New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Creek

Waterway populated with abandoned projects, including a submarine.
Brooklyn, New York

Gowanus Ballroom

A working metal shop and venue for outrageous art and music shows in a former cannonball factory.
New York, New York

Secret Apartment in the Fort Washington Library

This abandoned caretaker's apartment is one of 13 left in the New York Public Library system.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
Queens, New York

Fort Tilden

This abandoned seaside fortress is now simply an imposing ruin being taken back by nature.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
Brooklyn, New York

The Carousel in Prospect Park

You can still ride this 100-year-old work of art in Brooklyn's largest public park.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
New York, New York

New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Library

This hidden library of physiological ephemera contains centuries worth of knowledge on the vim and viscera of the human body.
Brooklyn, New York

Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies

“Invented in Key West, Perfected in Brooklyn."
Queens, New York

Panorama of the City of New York

A 9,335 square foot architectural model of the entire city.
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

Behind a bodega is a small museum of relics and ephemera showcasing the history of New York.
Brooklyn, New York

House of Wax

Tucked in a nondescript downtown Brooklyn mall is a bar containing a remarkable turn of the century anatomical wax collection last seen in 1920s Berlin.
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh & Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
Brooklyn, New York

Sunshine Laundromat

One of New York's best collections of pinball is hidden in a secret bar in the back of this laundromat.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.