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New York, New York

Angel Orensanz Foundation

The oldest surviving synagogue in New York City is now a soaring art space.
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Red Square
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
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Lightship Frying Pan at Pier 66 Maritime
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
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Brooklyn, New York

Most Holy Trinity Cemetery

A burial ground of rusting metal gravemarkers.
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Houdini's Grave
Queens, New York

Houdini's Grave

The final resting place of the great escape artist, where some still gather to wait for his escape from death.
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Bayside Cemetery
Queens, New York

Bayside Cemetery

One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the city, it is now overgrown with an urban forest.
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(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

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

The Ramble Cave

Hidden in Central Park's Ramble is a troublesome cave buried just beneath the surface.
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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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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.
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Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
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(Flickr/suezsue)
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
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The Queens Giant, all 133 ft. of her.
Queens, New York

The Alley Pond Giant

The oldest living organism in New York City. Maybe.
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McDonald's NY inside 3
New Hyde Park, New York

McDonald's Restaurant #12000

America's most popular fast food restaurant housed in a palatial mansion on the side of a highway.
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Castle Gould
Sands Point, New York

Sands Point Preserve

The former estate of the Guggenheims, part of the opulent Gold Coast that inspired the Great Gatsby.
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The Hidden Colonial Cemeteries of Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay, New York

The Hidden Colonial Cemeteries of Oyster Bay

Some of the earliest burial grounds of New York State are to be found hidden away in this quaint town.
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Raynham Hall
Oyster Bay, New York

Raynham Hall Museum

Spies, love letters, and ghost stories have all left their mark on this home-cum-museum.
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The main house as it appeared in 1911
Syosset, New York

Ruins of King Zog's Estate

An abandoned Gold Coast-era mansion once intended for the exiled ruler of Albania, who never arrived.
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The Whaling Museum
Cold Spring Harbor, New York

The Whaling Museum

Whale bones, scrimshaw, and sperm oil make up just a part of this comprehensive collection of whaling history.
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112 Ocean Avenue in 1973.
Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
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Centerport, New York

Vanderbilt Museum

An eccentric playboy's astounding natural history collection.
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Inside one of the changing rooms
Centerport, New York

William Vanderbilt's Abandoned Salt Water Pool

A millionaire's abandoned swimming pool from the gilded age of one of America's most distinguished families.
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An unmarked cross grave.
Kings Park, New York

St. Johnland Cemetery

This forgotten graveyard in rural New York State once served a pioneering hospital.
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Kings Park, New York

Abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Beneath the mossy overgrowth covering this once-sprawling campus lies decades of history and the secrets that come with it.
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