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Brooklyn, New York

Silent Barn

A massive art collective tries a new take on Brooklyn's DIY music scene—by making it fully legal.
Brooklyn, New York

Kingsland Wildflowers

Thriving meadows span a rooftop in one of Brooklyn's most heavily industrialized neighborhoods.
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

Cacao Prieto

Come for the sustainable organic chocolate, stay for the sustainable organic booze.
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.”
Los Angeles, California

St. Vincent Court

A faux European lane smack dab in downtown L.A.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
Queens, New York

Surreal Elevator

Nondescript elevator doors open to reveal a stunning, surreal world.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
Los Angeles, California

Gower Gulch

The mall's looks were inspired by the cowboy extras who used to meet up—and cause real trouble—at this Hollywood hub.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

Toto Canine Movie Star Memorial Marker

Because there's no place like home.
Los Angeles, California

Feral Cat Colonies of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dozens of feral felines rule a segment of Hollywood's only graveyard.
Los Angeles, California

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

This opulent hotel has been visited by Spider-Man, Charlie's Angels, and the Ghostbusters.
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
London, England

World's Largest Potted Plant

The cedar tree in Highgate Cemetery earned its title by accident.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
Brooklyn, New York

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Nature and beauty amidst pollution and industrial wreckage.
Brooklyn, New York

Leviton Building

2 square block factory in Greenpoint erected in 1936.