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San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Old Burial Ground

This cemetery served as the only official burial grounds in Cambridge for nearly 200 years.
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
New York, New York

Jeffrey's Hook Light

Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
San Francisco, California

Garden of Fragrance

Olfactory delights in San Francisco's Botanical Gardens.
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
New York, New York

La Plaza Cultural

This former crime corner has been turned into an eclectic community center.
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp.
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

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

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower Penthouse

42nd story Pyramid shaped penthouse tops Seattle's oldest skyscraper.
Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.