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New York, New York

Toloache

Discover the taste of mold.
Queens, New York

Houdini's Grave

The final resting place of the great escape artist, where some still gather to wait for his escape from death.
Brooklyn, New York

Most Holy Trinity Cemetery

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

The Evergreens Cemetery

Final resting place for the Triangle Shirtwaist fire’s unidentified victims.
Queens, New York

Primo Autobody Repair

The most radioactive spot in New York City can also fix your muffler.
Queens, New York

Gottscheer Hall

This Queens beer hall preserves a German culture and language that is all but lost.
Redding, California

Sundial Bridge

This ultra-modern California span is actually a titanic solar clock in disguise built by famed architect Santiago Calatrava.
New York, New York

The "Irving House"

Nope, not Washington Irving's house.
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
New York, New York

The Wendel House

The former home of the reclusive "Weird Wendels" who dominated New York real estate a century before Donald Trump.
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Tammany Hall

The notorious headquarters of a corrupt political machine.
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
New York, New York

The Location of Paul's Boutique

The iconic Manhattan corner that was once the site of the Beastie Boys' fake clothing store.
New York, New York

Angel Orensanz Foundation

The oldest surviving synagogue in New York City is now a soaring art space.
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
New York, New York

190 Bowery

The greatest real estate coup of all time.
New York, New York

Oldest Manhole Cover

Walk over a 150 year old manhole.
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
New York, New York

The Village Gate Sign

The former sign of this immortal music venue is just that--undying.
New York, New York

The Hangman's Elm

The oldest living tree in Manhattan comes shrouded in sinister legend.