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Hilo, Hawaii

Waiānuenue (Rainbow Falls)

This legendary urban waterfall creates a dazzling display of rainbows.
New York, New York

Bluestockings Bookstore

New York City's only radical feminist independent bookstore.
New York, New York

Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.
New York, New York

Gem Spa

For almost a century, this East Village newsstand has served egg creams to beats, hippies, punks, and everything in between.
New York, New York

Spotlight on Broadway Map

The 28-foot granite map plots the locations of 40 theaters in New York City.
New York, New York

Burger Joint

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

New York Cancer Hospital

This castle-like building in Manhattan helped destigmatize cancer in the 19th century.
New York, New York

New York Academy of Medicine Rare Book Library

This hidden library of physiological ephemera contains centuries worth of knowledge on the vim and viscera of the human body.
New York, New York

United Palace Theatre

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

Bennett Park

The highest point on the island known for buildings that touch the sky.
New York, New York

Shorakkopoch Rock

A large boulder marks the place where the island of Manhattan was purportedly "sold" to the Dutch.
New York, New York

Cathedral Peacock Hutch

The church's three resident peacocks now have their own Gothic-style abode.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
New York, New York

The 'Goodnight Moon' House (Cobble Court)

Hidden behind a gate in Greenwich Village is a little farmhouse that once served as the writing studio of a bestselling author.
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

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Townhouse Secret Subway Exit

This innocent-looking townhome is actually a subway exit.
Brooklyn, New York

The Remains of Abraham & Straus Department Store

The gilded vestiges of a sterling department store can still be found in a Brooklyn shopping center.
Brooklyn, New York

House of Wax

Tucked in a nondescript downtown Brooklyn mall is a bar containing a remarkable turn of the century anatomical wax collection last seen in 1920s Berlin.
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
Brooklyn, New York

Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument

This beautiful Brooklyn monument over a crypt memorializes a grim and largely unknown story from the American Revolution.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of Continental Iron Works

Where the Monitor was launched and ushered in the age of the "ironclads."
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Fire Department House on Norman Avenue

Home to first responders to Greenpoint's devastating oil fires.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Oil Spill

A 120-year oil leak slowly unleashes more gallons of oil than the Exxon/Mobil disaster.