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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.
40.8349, -73.9399
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New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
McGovern Weir Greenhouse sign.
Brooklyn, New York

McGovern Weir Greenhouse

New York's last remaining Victorian-era greenhouse.
40.6590, -73.9962
Private Passage. (Andriy Boychuk/Atlas Obscura)
New York, New York

Private Passage

Wine bottle sculpture with a ship's stateroom inside.
40.7710, -73.9954
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
40.6687, -73.9647
Congee village Interior
New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp.
40.7186, -73.9904
The outside of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
40.6714, -73.9846
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic.
34.0477, -118.2494
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
34.0509, -118.2498