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New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

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

Merchant's House Museum

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

The High Line

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

Giant Needle and Button

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

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from the classic horror film.
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
New York, New York

Governors Island

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

Life Underground Sculptures

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

Union Square Metronome

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

Please Don't Tell

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

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
New York, New York

The Brown Building

The site of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
New York, New York

Shopsin's

Prove you deserve to be fed by Kenny Shopsin.
New York, New York

The Troll Museum

Reverend Jen's unique museum/living room showcases her troll collection.
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

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
New York, New York

Model Ship Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum

Set sail on a small scale.
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

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