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Brooklyn, New York

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Nature and beauty amidst pollution and industrial wreckage.
Queens, New York

Pulaski Bridge

A drawbridge named for a potentially intersex Polish national who fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolution, and example of "Pulaski Red".
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

The factory for the popular Dumbo location, the Greenpoint shop is a quiet gem.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Brooklyn, New York

Commercial Street Cat Village

Feral cats keeping the rodent population at bay all across Greenpoint waterfront.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Savings Bank

Neoclassical bank designed by NY architects Helmle & Huberty.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Converted Pencil Factory

Built in the 1920s, this former pencil factory is now home to the Atlas Obscura offices.
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
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

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park.
New York, New York

Jefferson Market Library

Named the fifth most beautiful building in America in 1885, this former courthouse boasts the best view in the Village.
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope.
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

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

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

In the middle of downtown Brooklyn lies a 165 year old secret hidden right below the surface (closed to the public indefinitely).
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

The New York Earth Room

A room in New York City that contains 250 cubic yards of dirt worth a million dollars.
New York, New York

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Tubing through a cave lit with glowworms is a magical underground experience.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.