Molly McBride Jacobson's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Brooklyn, New York

House of Wax

Tucked in a nondescript downtown Brooklyn mall is a bar containing a remarkable turn of the century anatomical wax collection last seen in 1920s Berlin.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

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

Commandant's House

This impressive mansion in Vinegar Hill has some mysterious details in its architecture.
Brooklyn, New York

Ebbets Field Apartments

The ballpark in "Pigtown" where the Brooklyn Dodgers made their name was replaced with a huge apartment complex.
Brooklyn, New York

Lipsius Cook House

This 19th century brick building in Brooklyn stands out like the anachronistic landmark that it is.
Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick City Farms

Two community gardens under the elevated subway lines on a very busy commercial strip in Bushwick.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Terminal Market

Known as the "Forgotten City" it was home to industry, riots, artists, squatters, and to one of the largest single disaster fires in New York City.
Brooklyn, New York

Mechanics and Traders Bank

Ornate "Renaissance Revival" style building.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Converted Pencil Factory

Built in the 1920s, this former pencil factory is now home to the Atlas Obscura offices.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Enormous one time fiber mill now houses local artists and small businesses.
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
Brooklyn, New York

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music

A community theatre in Brooklyn that brings Country to New York and New York to Country.
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

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.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
New York, New York

Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Zoot Suit Riots

Racism, violence and really big suits.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign

A cult following celebrates the legend that belies this curious podiatrists' office sign which has worked its way into song, literature, animation, and the visual arts.
Los Angeles, California

Chicken Boy

The so-called "Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles" is on a one mutant mission to keep L.A. weird.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Sunken Gardens

A luxuriant botanical garden below sea level.
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.