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Buffalo, New York

Shark Girl

The absurd creation is a compulsory destination for selfies in Buffalo.
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

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

Bluestockings Bookstore

New York City's only radical feminist independent bookstore.
New York, New York

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery

Love, knishes, and best wishes from this legendary Lower East Side bakery.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Randyland

Found art has transformed this Pittsburgh neighborhood into a psychedelic dream.
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building Art Deco Lobby

To truly appreciate Detroit's landmark skyscraper, you have to step inside.
Detroit, Michigan

Murals in the Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market has been transformed into an outdoor museum with colorful murals that address social issues and symbolize the city.
Detroit, Michigan

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

The birthplace of the Ford Model T is now a museum full of antique cars.
Fire Island, New York

Fire Island Lighthouse

A historic lighthouse steeped in rumors of ghost and pirate stories.
Banaue, Philippines

Batad Rice Paddies

These tiered rice paddies were carved into the hillsides 2,000 years ago.
Baltimore, Maryland

Ministry of Brewing

An abandoned church gets a second life as a massive beer hall and event space.
Queens, New York

Gottscheer Hall

This Queens beer hall preserves a German culture and language that is all but lost.
Lake George, New York

The Last Howard Johnson's

All that remains of the once-booming chain is a single orange-roofed restaurant.
New York, New York

Death Avenue Plaque

Manhattan's deadly West Side railroad, which killed hundreds of New Yorkers, is remembered by this simple plaque.
Kecamatan Prambanan, Indonesia

Prambanan

This massive complex is made up of hundreds of smaller temples that date back to the ninth century.
Bristol, Virginia

State Street

One street divides a single town that stands in two US states.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Pinball Museum

This collection of over 50 classic pinball machines awaits visitors to downtown Roanoke.
Staten Island, New York

Holtermann's Bakery

In the middle of suburban Staten Island, a nearly 150-year-old bakery is preserving the art of a disappearing New York treat.
Hội An, Vietnam

Reaching Out Teahouse

Located off a bustling strip, a silent teahouse employs workers with hearing- or speech-related disabilities.
Thành phố Hội An, Vietnam

Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam's most iconic landmarks was built by Japanese merchants and is now in danger of sinking.
Queens, New York

Rokhat Kosher Bakery

Serving Central Asian breads that range from cracker-crisp to warm and fluffy, this bakery brings Bukhara to Queens.
Bronx, New York

La Morada

Rare moles meet activism at this Oaxacan eatery.