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Queens, New York

Khampa Kitchen

Chefs from Tibet's Kham region offer steaming meat pies and noodle soups in this nook behind a jewelry store.
Brooklyn, New York

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

The Underground Railroad passed right through this historic Brooklyn Heights church.
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.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
New York, New York

Norwegian Seamen's Church

Come for the waffles, stay for more waffles.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook

A cruise terminal that changes the atmosphere of Red Hook's industrial waterfront.
Brooklyn, New York

The Red Hook Community Justice Center

An experimental, community court opened in 2000 takes a new approach to youth offenders in south Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Fort Defiance

The humble fort that saved Washington.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Bricks Works Storehouse

The factory that helped produce a dominant form of lighting before Thomas Edison.
Brooklyn, New York

The Japanese-Style House of Prospect Park South

This unique house, the only one of its kind in Brooklyn, was built as part of a real estate developer's showcase.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ard Godfrey House

The oldest remaining frame residence in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Twelve Vultures

Come for the giant taxidermy lion, stay for the knick knacks at this Minneapolis curiosity shop.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Swann Memorial Fountain

A tour de force of a fountain, memorializing a man who loved fountains more than anything else.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Barnes Foundation

Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Brooklyn, New York

Exxon Pumping Facility

Nondescript building owned by ExxonMobil working on siphoning Greenpoint Oil Spill out of the ground.
Brooklyn, New York

North Brooklyn Boat Club

A group dedicated to promoting boating, kayaking and environmental education programs.
Queens, New York

Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Guerilla gardeners reclaimed this abandoned railroad land literally putting down roots.
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.
Queens, New York

Flux Factory

Offbeat arts organization that hosts exhibitions, events, and explorations.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building.
New York, New York

Amiable Child Monument

One of the only single-person private gravesites in New York City.
New York, New York

Streecha

A Ukrainian church canteen doles out hearty fare in an East Village basement.