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A close-up of the saber tooth tiger.
Washington, D.C.

Glenwood Cemetery's Chainsaw Sculptures

The towering figures were created from the cemetery's fallen old-growth trees.
38.9231, -77.0065
Brickyard structures
Washington, D.C.

United Brick Corporation Ruins

Once the supplier for noteworthy projects like the National Cathedral, this old brickworks now lies abandoned.
38.9167, -76.9673
North American collection
Washington, D.C.

National Bonsai Museum

One of the dwarven trees dates back to 1625 and survived the Hiroshima bombing.
38.9120, -76.9687
Washington, D.C.

National Capitol Columns

The United States Capitol's former columns still stand.
38.9104, -76.9676
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
New York, New York

Hidden Wall of 1976 Graffiti

A partially hidden wall graffitied by spectators of the 1976 Bicentennial, recently rediscovered.
40.7023, -74.0105
The Players
New York, New York

The Players

A posh members-only club with a literally dramatic history.
40.7376, -73.9867
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
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The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
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The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
40.7422, -73.9866
Crabs creeping beneath the obelisk.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
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(Flickr/dcmaster)
New York, New York

Titanic Memorial

Lower Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown.
40.7076, -74.0037
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164
The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
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Blockhouse No. 1
New York, New York

Blockhouse No. 1

This ruined fort hidden at the top of Central Park can't seem to keep from losing its historical plaques.
40.7975, -73.9558
6 1/2 Avenue street sign.
New York, New York

6 1/2 Avenue: Manhattan's Secret Street

Tucked away amidst some of the most famous addresses in the world is New York's only fraction of a street.
40.7631, -73.9803
New York, New York

Freedom Tunnel

A tunnel once abandoned now thrives with graffiti art as an off-limits makeshift gallery.
40.7841, -73.9661
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
New York, New York

High Bridge

The oldest surviving bridge in New York City, which reopened to pedestrians in 2015.
40.8424, -73.9303
New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amidst the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
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The current view
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Waterfront

The little-known, 300-year history of the area includes former lives as a bustling tobacco port, parking lot, and industrial dump.
38.9029, -77.0657
The market from above
Washington, D.C.

Maine Avenue Fish Market

The oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States.
38.8810, -77.0283