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New York, New York

Fearless Girl Statue

Wall Street has a new heroine, a bronze statue of a small but fierce girl.
New York, New York

Greenacre Park

Read a book next to a Midtown waterfall.
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.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Bricks Works Storehouse

The factory that helped produce a dominant form of lighting before Thomas Edison.
New York, New York

African Burial Ground Memorial National Monument

This memorial attraction maintains the memory of slavery's legacy in the creation of New York.
New York, New York

Russian and Turkish Baths Cafe

Have a steam and some blini at this cafe in a century-old bathhouse.
Brooklyn, New York

Vale of Cashmere

This secluded ruin was once a home for exotic plants.
Brooklyn, New York

Museum of Food and Drink

Here, exhibits come with a side of edible history.
Brooklyn, New York

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

A B.Y.O.B. Mexican cantina lives inside one of the last tortilla factories in Brooklyn.
New York, New York

The Standard Oil Building

This curved Manhattan building was built to house the opulence of John D. Rockefeller's oil empire.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

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

Fort Totten

Read between the lines of the subway map to find the hidden abandoned Civil War fort.
New York, New York

Trinity Place Bank Vault Bar

This lower Manhattan bar is set up in an old bank vault that rests beneath a skyscraper that hides even more historic splendor.
New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amid the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
Seattle, Washington

UPS Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded, man-made waterfall marks the birthplace of the United Parcel Service.
Brooklyn, New York

Childs Restaurant Building

The flagship building of an early national restaurant chain is a superb example of terra cotta art.
New York, New York

Ear Inn

One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).
Brooklyn, New York

Govinda's Vegetarian Lunch

Every dish is blessed in this basement eatery beneath a Hare Krishna temple.
New York, New York

Matryoshka at Wall Street Bath & Spa 88

This Russian bar-restaurant lies within a three-story underground bathhouse.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Solstice Parade

Once a year, thousands of naked cyclists flood the streets of a Seattle neighborhood.
Seattle, Washington

Union Station

Though strikingly beautiful, Seattle's other railway station is now largely forgotten.
New York, New York

Edward Mooney House

Built just after the American Revolution, the oldest row house in New York City still stands in Chinatown.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This whimsical Oz-themed park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.