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New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

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

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

The factory for the popular Dumbo location, the Greenpoint shop is a quiet gem.
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
Brooklyn, New York

House of Yes

A band of aerialists and circus performers putting on incredible shows in East Williamsburg.
New York, New York

Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
New York, New York

United Palace Theatre

One of the last Jazz Age "Wonder Theaters" in New York City.
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
New York, New York

6 1/2 Avenue: Manhattan's Secret Street

Tucked away amidst some of the most famous addresses in the world is New York's only fraction of a street.
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
New York, New York

The High Line

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

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal

Where layer cakes tower above one’s head and there is never a shortage of icing.
Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
México D.F., Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
Bogotá, Colombia

Monserrate Sanctuary

Pilgrims each carried a brick to the top of Mount Monserrate to help build this historic sanctuary in Colombia.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Medellín, Colombia

The Birds of Peace

Two identical statues by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces in a terrorist bombing, the other donated as a gift for peace.
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva

This colonial town in Colombia sits around the largest stone paved square in South America.
Medellín, Colombia

The Gondolas of Medellín

An unusual and beautiful form of mass transit serves the city's steepest neighborhoods.
Nemocón, Colombia

Nemocón Salt Mine

Colorful lights and mirror-like brine pools create trippy illusions within the historic mine.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Detroit, Michigan

John K. King Used & Rare Books

This sprawling bookstore spans four floors and has more than a million books in stock.
Cartagena, Colombia

Door Knockers of Cartagena

The colonial city's social history is reflected in its fanciful door knockers.