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Places visited in Inisheer, Ireland
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New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
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

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
Menands, New York

World’s Largest Nipper Statue

This giant monument of the RCA mascot is a beloved fixture in Albany, New York.
Kerry, Ireland

Fahan Beehive Huts

Ireland's most remarkable collection of these curious cone-shaped houses is worth the buzz.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
New York, New York

Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini

The mummified relics of an American missionary.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

La Plaza Cultural

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

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

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

The Lightship Frying Pan

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

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

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

Governors Island

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

Strawberry Fields Memorial

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

New York Marble Cemetery

A hidden "place of interment for gentlemen."
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
New York, New York

Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
New York, New York

Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
New York, New York

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past.