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Queens, New York

Pulaski Bridge

A drawbridge named for a potentially intersex Polish national who fought alongside George Washington during the American Revolution, and an example of "Pulaski Red".
Brooklyn, New York

Sunny's Bar

Once a popular watering hole among longshoremen and shipyard workers, this neighborhood treasure spans more than 100 years of Red Hook history.
Brooklyn, New York

Monsignor McGolrick Park

Once called Winthrop Park in 1889, home to a decidedly sexy tribute to the Monitor vs. Merrimac battle.
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
Brooklyn, New York

Pioneer Works

An unconventional space for art and science housed in a massive old warehouse.
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.
Brooklyn, New York

Sunshine Laundromat

One of New York's best collections of pinball is hidden in a secret bar in the back of this laundromat.
Brooklyn, New York

Broken Angel

An illegally built ramshackle mansion tucked in the middle of Brooklyn is now being turned into condominiums.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Converted Pencil Factory

Constructed in the 1920s, this former pencil factory is now an office building.
New York, New York

Holographic Studios Inc.

The world's oldest hologram gallery and the labyrinthine laser laboratory of a holography pioneer.
New York, New York

Governors Island

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

Bushwick Inlet

Once a flowing stream and where the USS Monitor, the world's first ironclad, was built and launched.
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

Behind a bodega is a small museum of relics and ephemera showcasing the history of New York.
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

Hess Triangle

New York City's smallest piece of private property.
New York, New York

C. O. Bigelow Apothecary

The oldest operating apothecary in the US has treated everyone from Thomas Edison to Mark Twain.
Brooklyn, New York

Rubulad

Check out the underground party scene at the "Burning Man of Brooklyn."
New York, New York

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
New York, New York

Kenka

Make a tough dinner decision: Octopus wasabi roulette or bull penis?
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
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.