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New York, New York

The "Irving House"

Nope, not Washington Irving's house.
Queens, New York

The Ganesh Temple of Queens

Enormous Hindu temple in Queens that serves incredible dosas in its basement canteen.
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
Brooklyn, New York

Leviton Building

2 square block factory in Greenpoint erected in 1936.
Brooklyn, New York

Studebaker Building

This neo-Gothic former auto showroom is one of the few remaining reminders of Brooklyn's "Automobile Row."
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
New York, New York

Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue

America's oldest Eastern European synagogue provided the immigrants of crowded Lower East Side tenements a space of sanctuary.
New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp.
New York, New York

Bemelmans Bar

The walls are decorated with whimsical murals painted by the creator of the Madeline franchise.
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

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

Jefferson Market Library

Named the fifth most beautiful building in America in 1885, this former courthouse boasts the best view in the Village.
Brooklyn, New York

The Smile Face Museum

This collection of grinning ephemera has grown from basement to Brooklyn.
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes.
New York, New York

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery

Love, knishes, and best wishes from this legendary Lower East Side bakery.
New York, New York

The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields

A quiet and contemplative oasis in the middle of New York's bustle and riot.
New York, New York

Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York, last renovated in 1948, still serves food and drinks the old-fashioned way.
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.
Eureka, California

Duluwat Island Plaque

A simple plaque remembers a California island massacre that took over 100 lives.
Arcata, California

Kinetic Grand Championship

Humboldt's human-powered sculptures race across land and sea for days on end in a wacky quest for dominance.
Eureka, California

Romano Gabriel Wooden Sculpture Garden

Folk art crafted from discarded vegetable crates.
Eureka, California

The Carson Mansion

Commonly referred to as the most photographed Victorian home in the United States.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.