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New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amidst the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
New York, New York

Preserved Remnants of 17th Century New York

Under a glass sidewalk lie the remains of some of Manhattan's oldest buildings.
New York, New York

Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Punk Museum

This tiny museum's sizable collection is jammed into a former underground public toilet.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Freddi Arcade & Toys Museum

A vintage video game wonderland in downtown Reykjavik.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
New York, New York

New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.
New York, New York

Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral

A replica of a 7th-century church hides in plain sight in the middle of the concrete jungle.
New York, New York

Site of the Pan Am Helipad

This Manhattan skyscraper is a reminder of the brief but glorious age of urban air taxis.
New York, New York

The Last Remnants of the Polo Grounds

A crumbling staircase in upper Manhattan is all that remains of one of the most important sites in sports history.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

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

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
New York, New York

The Hangman's Elm

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

The Wizard of Park Avenue

A whimsical, but often overlooked clock in Park Avenue.
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

Holiday Nostalgia Train

During the holidays, a vintage subway train whisks New Yorkers back in time.
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
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

Oldest Manhole Cover

Walk over a 150 year old manhole.
New York, New York

Bellevue Hospital

The name of this famed hospital was once a byword for the horrors of medical and psychiatric care.
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
New York, New York

High Bridge

The oldest surviving bridge in New York City, which reopened to pedestrians in 2015.