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Bronx, New York

Bronx Zoo Bug Carousel

The first and only carousel with a lineup entirely of insects.
Bronx, New York

Thain Family Forest

This plot of old-growth forest is the largest surviving remnant of New York City's original woodland.
Bronx, New York

Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Gardens

Every year model trains zip through a miniature New York City that's now 150 landmarks strong.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.
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

The Wendel House

The former home of the reclusive "Weird Wendels" who dominated New York real estate a century before Donald Trump.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
Wilmington, Delaware

The Crying Giant

This weeping 10-foot-tall sculpture was a maquette for a 9/11 memorial.
Milton, Delaware

Steampunk Tree House

What began as an art installation is now the private drinkhaüs for a brewery's employees.
New York, New York

The Standard Oil Building

This curved Manhattan building was built to house the opulence of John D. Rockefeller's oil empire.
Bronx, New York

Van Cortlandt Park Monoliths

Small monoliths of several varieties of stone sit alongside a wooded path in the Bronx.
New York, New York

United Palace Theatre

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

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
Brooklyn, New York

First Maryland Regiment Mass Grave

The mass grave of a heroic Revolutionary War regiment sits below an empty lot near the Gowanus Canal.
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

Friends Quaker Cemetery

19th century cemetery hidden in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
Brooklyn, New York

Camperdown Elm

A tree that grows parallel to the ground was declared Brooklyn's "crowning curio" by the poet who saved it.
Mount Washington, Massachusetts

Bash Bish Falls

One of the most scenic falls in Massachusetts has a history of death and grim legend.
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope.
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Ball Fields Food Vendors

This micro-industry of Latino cuisine along Red Hook's Ball Fields represents a victory in a food fight with the city.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Daily Eagle's Eagle

This metal eagle one of the final remnants of a newspaper that wanted to keep Brooklyn to Brooklyn.