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New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Octagon Tower

A former insane asylum despised by Nelly Bly and Charles Dickens is now fashionable apartments.
New York, New York

Holiday Nostalgia Train

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

Life Underground Sculptures

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

Governors Island

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

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

The feral felines of Roosevelt Island have a small army of allies and an abandoned hospital all to themselves.
New York, New York

The High Line

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

The Evolution Store

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

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
Oakland, California

Children's Fairyland

This Oakland fairytale kingdom, fiercely devoted to childlike whimsy, was an early inspiration for Disneyland.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic collection of plants.
San Francisco, California

California Academy of Sciences Herpetology Department

Over 315,000 preserved amphibians and reptiles in jars.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Columbarium

The restored and active Victorian-era final resting place of San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles.