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New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
New York, New York

Indian Rhinoceros Diorama

An eerie diorama that captures the majestic nature of a few prehistoric-looking beasts.
New York, New York

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

You must take the A train... to the last active cemetery in Manhattan.
Staten Island, New York

Silver Lake Park

Staten Island's original central park is the former home of the city water supply as well as thousands of immigrant graves.
New York, New York

Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.
New York, New York

Okapi Taxidermy Diorama

This impressive scene portrays the elusive forest giraffe of Central Africa.
New York, New York

Scavenger Taxidermy Diorama

This morbid scene depicts the Darwinian drama of death on the African savannah.
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.
New York, New York

African Elephants Diorama

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

Pulaski Bridge

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

Conference House

During the American Revolution, this mansion hosted failed peace talks between the British and Americans.
Staten Island, New York

Alice Austen House

The pioneering photographer's prints are immortalized inside her childhood home.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

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

Hall of North American Mammals

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

Fresh Kills Landfill

One-time largest man-made structure in the world will be a park in 30 years.
Brooklyn, New York

Fort Defiance

The humble fort that saved Washington.
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

Number One, Broadway

Currently housing a corporate bank branch this building at the southern tip of Manhattan was once the gateway to luxury vacationing.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Brewery Barrel Room

2,000 barrels of aging beer hidden in a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Bronx, New York

Bronx Zoo 'Fountain of Youth'

Hidden inside one of the world's most well-visited zoos is a secret plaque promising eternal life.
Queens, New York

Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse

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

Holtermann's Bakery

In the middle of suburban Staten Island, a nearly 150-year-old bakery is preserving the art of a disappearing New York treat.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
Bronx, New York

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at St. Lucy's Church

Collect holy water from a Bronx grotto.