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Queens, New York

La Guardia's Art Deco Marine Air Terminal

A remnant from the golden age of aviation still in use today, Pan Am's Clipper service took off from this Art Deco gem.
Queens, New York

La Esquina del Camarón Mexicano

An everyday Jackson Heights bodega conceals a Mexican seafood paradise.
Queens, New York

The Kitty Genovese Residence

A young woman's senseless murder led to the controversial psychological theory of the "bystander effect."
Hiroshima, Japan

Human Shadow Etched in Stone

An eerie reminder to the horrors of World War II.
Hoboken, New Jersey

Birthplace of Baseball Monument

A bronze plaque at an intersection in Hoboken marks the place where the game of baseball first took shape.
New York, New York

The Remnants of Manhattan's Thirteenth Avenue

Manhattan's Thirteenth Avenue was made on landfill then deliberately destroyed — apart from one small, obscure block.
Queens, New York

Abandoned Redbird

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

The Underground Home

A hyper-luxurious, 12,000- square foot home might be buried beneath Queens, still waiting to protect you from nuclear missiles.
Queens, New York

Fountain of the Planet of the Apes

No monkeying around, this fountain was really named after the classic sci-fi film.
Queens, New York

'The Ramp'

Where the four original members of the Ramones hung out and revolutionized punk rock.
Taxco, Mexico

Santa Prisca Skeleton

A skeleton without arms watches over the side door of one of the most beautiful baroque temples in Mexico.
Narusawa, Japan

Wind and Ice Caves

This pair of subterranean caves were crafted by an ancient eruption of Mount Fuji.
Brooklyn, New York

Broken Angel

An illegally built ramshackle mansion tucked in the middle of Brooklyn is now being turned into condominiums.
Brooklyn, New York

La Salle Hall

Now the site of a high school, this was almost the location of the largest cathedral in the US.
Brooklyn, New York

Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument

This beautiful Brooklyn monument over a crypt memorializes a grim and largely unknown story from the American Revolution.
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

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

James Corbett Home

The home of former Heavyweight Boxing Champion, "Gentleman Jim" Corbett.
Queens, New York

The Alley Pond Giant

The oldest living organism in New York City. Maybe.
Queens, New York

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

This Orthodox Church's exterior is rather unorthodox.
Queens, New York

Calvary Cemetery

Holding the most bodies of any cemetery in the United States.
Queens, New York

Geographic Center of New York City

This mysterious marker puzzles pedestrians and infuriates geographers.
Brooklyn, New York

Lagman House

The cuisine at this Sheepshead Bay spot tells the story of a displaced Muslim Chinese community.
Brooklyn, New York

Gravesend

Nearly four centuries after its founding, remnants of one of the oldest planned communities in North America are still visible in southern Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Creek

Waterway populated with abandoned projects, including a submarine.