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Fire Island, New York

Fire Island Lighthouse

A historic lighthouse steeped in rumors of ghost and pirate stories.
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

This futuristic airport terminal was abandoned for decades before reopening as a hotel—with a vintage plane of its own parked out back.
Queens, New York

Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse

A former seaside jewel built for the everyman is now simply a neglected art deco fortress.
Queens, New York

Fort Tilden

This abandoned seaside fortress is now simply an imposing ruin being taken back by nature.
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.
Brooklyn, New York

Floyd Bennett Field

The home of aviation trailblazers, in a remote corner of the big city.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The famed amusement district marks the beginning of summer with a wild procession of nautical creatures.
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
Staten Island, New York

New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

This small and serene place for quiet reflection on Staten Island was built in China based on the gardens of the Ming Dynasty.
Staten Island, New York

Alice Austen House

The pioneering photographer's prints are immortalized inside her childhood home.
Staten Island, New York

Sleight Family Graveyard

The final resting place of some of Staten Island's earliest settlers and their descendants.
Staten Island, New York

Tugboat Graveyard

Final resting place of two dozen New York City harbor ships.
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

The Deserted Village of Feltville

This tiny New Jersey village has lived many lives but seems determined to remain a ghost town.
Kinderhook, New York

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

At this farm in upstate New York, the former president plotted his reelection campaign.
Kinderhook, New York

Ichabod Crane Schoolhouse

The schoolhouse where Jesse Merwin, the inspiration for the "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" character, once taught.
Hudson, New York

Olana

The Hudson River School comes alive at this palatial estate.
Haines Falls, New York

Kaaterskill Falls and the Bayard of Dogs

A stunning, two-tiered waterfall made famous by poets, artists and the legend of a ghost dog.
Mount Tremper, New York

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

The world's largest kaleidoscope, designed by a 1960s psychedelic artist.
Woodstock, New York

Overlook Mountain House Ruins

A once grand hotel is being retaken by the wilderness it once capitalized on.
Kingston, New York

The Dollhouse

An abandoned dollhouse factory.
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.