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The taxidermed elephant head that's on display in the main room.
Rochester, New York

The George Eastman Museum

The home, museum, and death site of Kodak's influential founder.
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Rochester, New York

Mount Hope Cemetery

An antique cemetery in New York, this land is home to any number of famed corpses.
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Bannerman's Island Arsenal
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business.
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Staten Island, New York

Tugboat Graveyard

Final resting place of two dozen New York City harbor ships.
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Kings Park, New York

Abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Beneath the mossy overgrowth covering this once-sprawling campus lies decades of history and the secrets that come with it.
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The Untermyer Memorial in Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx, New York

Woodlawn Cemetery

The end of the 4 Line is also the end of the line for 300,000 souls in one of NYC's most illustrious cemeteries.
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Power lines running through the Meadowlands.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, WWII-era London, and dead mobsters galore.
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At night, dwarfed by the Goldman Sachs building. (Wikimedia Commons)
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson, the fourth largest clock in the world.
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The Brooklyn Old Trolley Cars on the Beard Street Pier. (Wikimedia Commons)
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Old Trolley Cars

Four cars from the old system were once on display, but were removed in 2014.
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Bayonne, New Jersey

Tear Drop Memorial

World Trade Center memorial likened to a woman's sexual organ.
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From Shell Road under the IND Culver Line.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Creek

Waterway populated with abandoned projects, included a submarine.
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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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New York, New York

Jeffrey's Hook Light

Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
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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.
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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.
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The Brooklyn Theatre Fire obelisk.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery's Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
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Brooklyn, New York

Minerva in the Green-Wood Cemetery

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.
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Inside the Red Hook Grain Elevator
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Grain Terminal

The most unloved grain elevator in Brooklyn was a “Magnificent Mistake.”
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New York, New York

Governors Island

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

Red Hook Warehouse

A massive forgotten storehouse from 1913 on the Brooklyn Waterfront has a spectacular view of Brooklyn.
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Lightship Frying Pan at Pier 66 Maritime
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
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New York, New York

The High Line

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

New York Federal Gold Vault

More gold than anywhere else ever.
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(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

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