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Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Townhouse Secret Subway Exit

This innocent-looking townhome is actually a subway exit.
Brooklyn, New York

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

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

Admiral's Row

Abandoned 19th century homes once occupied by naval officers, soon to be demolished.
Brooklyn, New York

Commandant's House

This impressive mansion in Vinegar Hill has some mysterious details in its architecture.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
New York, New York

Day & Meyer, Murray & Young

Storage warehouse of the rich and famous.
New York, New York

The Former Offices of McKim, Mead and White

The one-time office of the architectural firm that ushered in the Gilded Age is now a Club Monaco.
Brooklyn, New York

Van Brunt St Fire House (H & L Engine Co 101, Engine 202)

Where there’s manufacturing, there’s fire!
New York, New York

New York Cancer Hospital

This castle-like building in Manhattan helped destigmatize cancer in the 19th century.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
New York, New York

The "Irving House"

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

U Thant Island

The smallest island in Manhattan is a manmade landfill dominated by a Buddhist peace arch.
New York, New York

The Village Gate Sign

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

Hare Krishna Tree

One of the few remaining American elm trees in New York’s Tompkins Square Park was the birthplace of a new religion.
New York, New York

300 West 38th Street

Cheap pizza and all of your naughty bedroom needs housed in a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture.
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
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

The Little Church Around the Corner

This Fifth Avenue church has long been the favored worshiping place of Broadway actors and vaudeville performers.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

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

Cole Porter's Piano

A famous songsmith's custom piano, dubbed "High Society," is hidden just out of sight in one of New York's finest hotels.
New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations.
New York, New York

William J. Syms Operating Theatre

Once considered the height of medical modernity, this structure is now the oldest remaining component of Roosevelt Hospital.
New York, New York

Delmonico's Pompeii Columns

Possible relics of the ancient Roman city are hidden in this restaurant's façade.