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Yonkers, New York

Untermyer Park

America's greatest forgotten garden and the former stomping grounds of Son of Sam.
Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello

Southern Italy's spinning top village.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tulane’s Mardi Gras Bead Tree

After the parade, students throw their beads on the tree hoping for good luck on exams.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Holt Cemetery

A haunting, yet lovingly hand-hewn potters' field full of graves that flood with each heavy rain.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
Bronx, New York

Cafe al Mercato

Seriously good slices of Sicilian pizza lurk at the back of the Bronx's oldest enclosed market.
Bronx, New York

Teitel Brothers

The mosaic Star of David at the front of this store hints that it's no ordinary Italian grocer.
Cold Spring, New York

West Point Foundry Preserve

This abandoned ironworks was once the most important military supplier in America.
New Hartford, Connecticut

Satan's Kingdom State Recreation Area

Who knew the Devil's domain was a hot spot for tubing?
New York, New York

United Nations Delegates Lounge

What happens here stays here – unless it affects the whole world.
New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
The Bronx, New York

Hall of Fame for Great Americans

The first "Hall of Fame" in America was designed by legendary Gilded Age architect Stanford White for what was then the NYU uptown campus.
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
New York, New York

Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
Matera, Italy

Sassi di Matera

People have been living in the cave houses on this Italian hillside since the Neolithic era.
Anacapri, Italy

Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto)

The glowing blue Nymphaeum of Emperor Tiberius.
Mamaroneck, New York

The Seely House

The "Skinny House" is made from scrap, salvage, and a neighbor’s kindness.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.