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Chicago, Illinois

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Orthodox church partially financed by Tsar Nicolas II.
Queens, New York

Calvary Cemetery

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

Weekender Billiards & Bar

Amid the clacking of snooker balls, diners tuck into fiery Bhutanese fare.
Queens, New York

Geographic Center of New York City

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

Phil-Am Foods

Snack on a partially gestated duck egg.
New York, New York

New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Library

This hidden library of physiological ephemera contains centuries worth of knowledge on the vim and viscera of the human body.
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.
Queens, New York

'The Ramp'

Where the four original members of the Ramones hung out and revolutionized punk rock.
Queens, New York

Abandoned Redbird

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

The Kitty Genovese Residence

A young woman's senseless murder led to the controversial psychological theory of the "bystander effect."
Queens, New York

Bayside Cemetery

One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the city, it is now overgrown with an urban forest.
New York, New York

High Bridge

The oldest surviving bridge in New York City, which reopened to pedestrians in 2015.
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

Babycastles

A DIY art gallery/music venue/lecture hall dedicated to video game culture.
New York, New York

Acuario Cafe

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

Shit Fountain

A giant bronze coil of feces is both a tribute to doggie defecation and a reminder to pick it up.
New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

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

Self-Taught Genius Gallery

An exhibition space dedicated to American outsider art created between the 18th and 21st centuries.
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".
Queens, New York

Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse

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

Lhasa Fast Food

A hidey-hole sandwiched between cellphone, DVD, and jewelry stores features Tibetan delights.
Queens, New York

Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass

The world’s largest collection of Tiffany glass sits in a warehouse in Queens.
Queens, New York

The Birthplace of Scrabble

A uniquely lettered street sign marks the corner where the iconic word game was invented.