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Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park.
Brooklyn, New York

India Street Pier

The return of something once considered a basic part of life.
Brooklyn, New York

Miller Building

A 9-story, poured concrete structure which was used as a glue factory with an indelible smell.
Queens, New York

Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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

Villa Charlotte Brontë

Built in the 1920s, this co-op in the Bronx feels more like an Italian villa than a typical New York apartment building.
New York, New York

Pier 26 Tide Deck

Amid skyscrapers and traffic exists this unique aquatic ecosystem.
Bronx, New York

West 230th Step Street

The longest step street in the city.
New York, New York

Marble Hill

Manhattan and the Bronx have been playing tug-of-war over this former island neighborhood for more than a century.
New York, New York

Seaman-Drake Arch

Surrounded by low rise buildings and partially converted into an auto body shop, this marble archway is the only vestige of a forgotten Manhattan estate.
Brooklyn, New York

Lindsay for Mayor Billboard

This recently uncovered ad for Lindsay's run at Mayor in 1965 had been hiding for decades underneath a billboard.
Lajas, Puerto Rico

La Parguera

This beachside town is home to a diverse nature reserve, multiple cays, and one of the three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Puerta de San Juan

This colorful gate stands as an entrance to the walled city of Old San Juan.
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.
New York, New York

Game Boy that Survived a Bombing

Though the case is scorched and the buttons half-melted, this hardy handheld gaming device can still run a game of Tetris.
Providence, Rhode Island

Industrial National Bank Building

Rhode Island's tallest building bears a resemblance to the "Daily Planet" building and has been empty for more than five years.
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
Providence, Rhode Island

Turk's Head Building

The stone sculpture of an Ottoman soldier is an homage to a lost Providence landmark.
Washington, D.C.

The Transportation Walk

Outside the Department of Transportation, a collection of artifacts honors the history of how we get around.
New York, New York

Venetian Room

This lavish room at NYC's French Embassy is a rare relic from the end of the Gilded Age.
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
Brooklyn, New York

Naval Cemetery Landscape

What was once a vast naval cemetery is now home to nesting birds and pollinating bees.
Brooklyn, New York

Plumb Beach

Now owned by the National Park Service, this location was once home to illegal boxing matches.
Brooklyn, New York

Taste the Tropics USA

In Little Caribbean, an ice-cream shop serves up regional flavors, including soursop, Irish moss, and "greatnut."
New Orleans, Louisiana

Rice Family Mausoleum

Anne Rice, one of the most influential writers in gothic literature, is buried alongside her husband in a New Orleans cemetery.