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Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet.
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A place to sit and admire the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
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The Mulberry Bend
New York, New York

The Mulberry Bend

During the 19th century, you could pay for violence off a prix fixe menu on this Manhattan street.
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New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp.
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The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
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Collyer Brothers Park, Harlem, New York City. (Wikimedia Commons)
New York, New York

Collyer Brothers Park

Harlem park dedicated to compulsive hoarders killed by their own junk.
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Swirling keys on Mortillaro's shop. (acetonic/Flickr)
New York, New York

Greenwich Locksmith

Phil Mortillaro uses keys to bring art back to the Village.
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The Players
New York, New York

The Players

A posh members-only club with a literally dramatic history.
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The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
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New Yorker Hotel
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
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(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
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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 condos.
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New York, New York

Sylvan Terrace

A discreet little stairway on St. Nicholas Avenue leads to a quaint and unexpected cobblestone street of 19th century wooden rowhouses.
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Keen's Steakhouse
New York, New York

Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
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The Morris-Jumel Mansion
New York, New York

The Morris-Jumel Mansion

The oldest house in Manhattan is now a museum that remembers the home's sordid history of scandals, vice-presidents, and ghosts.
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Fraunces Tavern
New York, New York

Fraunces Tavern

This Wall Street bar was once a hub of revolutionary activity where Washington famously bid farewell to his troops.
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Private Passage. (Andriy Boychuk/Atlas Obscura)
New York, New York

Private Passage

Wine bottle sculpture with a ship's stateroom inside.
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New York, New York

Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
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Toynbee tile at 2nd St and 2nd Ave in New York City, 2012.
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.
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Blockhouse No. 1
New York, New York

Blockhouse No. 1

This ruined fort hidden at the top of Central Park can't seem to keep from losing its historical plaques.
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REACH: New York
New York, New York

REACH: New York

Hidden in plain sight on a pair of Manhattan subway tunnels are a pair of public instruments that sing to each other.
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Gimbel's Bridge
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
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New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
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(Flickr/suezsue)
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
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