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1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
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Seaglass Carousel
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a new carousel, full of spinning, glowing fish.
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Keen's Steakhouse
New York, New York

Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
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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.
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Entrance to Mount Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
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The current building on Bedford Avenue. Photo:
Brooklyn, New York

Studebaker Building

This neo-Gothic former auto showroom is one of the few remaining reminders of Brooklyn's "Automobile Row."
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Lehigh Valley No. 79
Brooklyn, New York

The Lehigh Barge and the Waterfront Museum Showboat Barge

Lehigh Valley barge No. 79 still gets tugged along - but now it houses a museum and unusual performances.
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Original elevators
Brooklyn, New York

The Remains of Abraham & Straus Department Store

The gilded vestiges of a sterling department store can still be found in a Brooklyn shopping center.
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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.”
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Brooklyn, New York

The Carousel in Prospect Park

You can still ride this 100-year-old work of art in Brooklyn's largest public park.
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Brooklyn, New York

Grand Army Plaza

Step inside Brooklyn's hidden puppet library for a little fun... no strings attached!
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
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One of the many pieces of taxidermy.
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Bait and Tackle Shop

A Red Hook dive bar that is holding onto its roots.
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Brooklyn, New York

Friends Quaker Cemetery

19th century cemetery hidden in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
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(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
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The Statue of Roscoe Conkling
New York, New York

The Statue of Roscoe Conkling

A 19th-century politician who died after walking home in a blizzard is honored with this Manhattan statue.
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Brooklyn, New York

Monsignor McGolrick Park

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

Pioneer Works

An unconventional space for art and science housed in a massive old warehouse.
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A boat being serviced using a dry dock. (amberjol/Flickr)
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
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1920s Subway Car complete with ceiling fansPhoto by Curious Expeditions
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
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New York, New York

C-Squat

A notorious punk house turned co-op.
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Plymouth Street in Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
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New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp.
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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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