Leslie McIntyre's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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New York, New York

The Hangman's Elm

The oldest living tree in Manhattan comes shrouded in sinister legend.
Queens, New York

Pulaski Bridge

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

The Alley Pond Giant

The oldest living organism in New York City. Maybe.
Brooklyn, New York

Floyd Bennett Field

Home of aviation trailblazers.
Bronx, New York

North Brother Island

Home to the infamous "Typhoid Mary" and the worst loss of life in New York's history until September 11, 2001.
New York, New York

Governors Island

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

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
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.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariner's Museum and Park

The maritime museum that boasts the largest nautical library in the western hemisphere.
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
New York, New York

MoMath - The Museum of Mathematics

A Pythagorean funhouse that tries, successfully, to prove that math is the coolest thing ever.
New York, New York

Merchant's House Museum

New York City's only preserved family home from the 19th century.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Converted Pencil Factory

Built in the 1920s, this former pencil factory is now home to the Atlas Obscura offices.
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

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.