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New York, New York

Durian NYC

The best place in New York to pick up the controversial, notoriously foul-smelling Asian "king of fruits."
New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

This beautiful building in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District was empty for decades.
New York, New York

Trinity Place Bank Vault Bar

This lower Manhattan bar is set up in an old bank vault that rests beneath a skyscraper that hides even more historic splendor.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
New York, New York

Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

The Site of Stanford White's Sex Crimes

Now a mere parking lot, this bygone address was once the setting of a New York sex scandal which led to one of the most sensational murders in the city's history.
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

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

MoMath - The Museum of Mathematics

A Pythagorean funhouse that tries, successfully, to prove that math is the coolest thing ever.
New York, New York

The Remnants of Tin Pan Alley

The one-time epicenter of American songwriting is now a little remembered Manhattan commercial block.
New York, New York

The Little Church Around the Corner

This Fifth Avenue church has long been the favored worshiping place of Broadway actors and vaudeville performers.
New York, New York

Acuario Cafe

A garment factory hides a small Dominican eatery in the hallway to its freight elevator.
New York, New York

Houdini Museum

Hidden in an ordinary Midtown building is a one-room museum dedicated to the greatest escape artist.
New York, New York

Tannen's Magic Shop

New York's oldest magic store.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Katyń Massacre Memorial

This evocative New Jersey statue.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson resides one of the largest clocks in the world.
New York, New York

Padre Pio Shrine at the Church of St. John the Baptist

Church in Manhattan holds the bloody sock of Padre Pio, among with many other unusual relics.
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.
Brooklyn, New York

La Salle Hall

Now the site of a high school and an upscale flea market this was almost the site of the largest cathedral in the US.
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

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

Gottlieb's Restaurant

One of the few Glatt kosher delis in the United States is a cornerstone of its Hasidic neighborhood.
New York, New York

Museum of the American Gangster

This little museum is built on a theater that was once a wildly elaborate speakeasy.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Enormous one time fiber mill now houses local artists and small businesses.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

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