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Cabin John, Maryland

USDA Rammed Earth House

This suburban house is made of dirt, and almost sparked a revolution in home construction.
Chevy Chase, Maryland

Into the Woods

The wooded estate of the Forest Service employee responsible for D.C.’s cherry blossom trees.
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.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Lighthouse

A little lighthouse in New York City, surrounded by mysterious stories of insanity-driven construction.
New York, New York

Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
New York, New York

6 1/2 Avenue: Manhattan's Secret Street

Tucked away amidst some of the most famous addresses in the world is New York's only fraction of a street.
New York, New York

Museum of the American Gangster

This little museum is built on a theater that was once a wildly elaborate speakeasy.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
Brooklyn, New York

Reanimation Library

Obscure and obsolete publications are given new life as works of art.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Art Library

Leaf through over 30,000 artists' sketchbooks in what may be the world's largest collection of doodles
New York, New York

Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.
New York, New York

The Manhattan Eruv

This nearly invisible wire transforms much of the city into one big, symbolic home on the holy day.
New York, New York

Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks

Unusual books about food and drink abound in this 19th-century New York townhouse.
New York, New York

Vanderbilt Tennis Club

The famous facade of Grand Central Terminal hides a regulation tennis court, and it's not the first one.
New York, New York

Site of Columbia University's Nuclear Reactor

This was one of the first (and last) university-built and operated nuclear reactors.
New York, New York

The Players

A posh members-only club with a literally dramatic history.
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
New York, New York

Toynbee Tiles

Cryptic messages embedded in the New York City sidewalk.
New York, New York

Merchant's House Museum

New York City's only preserved family home from the 19th century.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.
New York, New York

Abandoned 18th Street Subway Station

This abandoned subway station can still be seen on regular commuter trips.
New York, New York

Pomander Walk

Peek through the gates at this oasis from the city, full of Old English charm.