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New York, New York

Museum at Eldridge Street

America's oldest Eastern European synagogue provided the immigrants of crowded Lower East Side tenements a space of sanctuary.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
Ithaca, New York

Six Mile Creek

In upstate New York, gorgeous waterfalls and a watermill are slowly being reclaimed by nature.
Brooklyn, New York

House of Yes

A band of aerialists and circus performers putting on incredible shows in East Williamsburg.
New York, New York

Kenka

Make a tough dinner decision: Octopus wasabi roulette or bull penis?
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery

Love, knishes, and best wishes from this legendary Lower East Side bakery.
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
New York, New York

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson resides one of the largest clocks in the world.
Wantage, New Jersey

High Point Monument

The highest point in New Jersey is marked by a massive, if simply named, obelisk.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Step inside Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Hamburg, New Jersey

The Gingerbread Castle

Once in a state of dilapidation, this candy-inspired fortress is now being revived.
Puno, Peru

Taquile Island

On this tiny spot of land in the middle of Lake Titicaca the only ones who do the knitting are the men.
Cercado de Lima, Peru

Larco Museum's Erotic Art

The large collection of pre-Columbian pottery might make you blush.
Cusco, Peru

Guinea Pig Last Supper

A painting in the historic Cathedral Basilica depicts Jesus and his disciples dining on a traditional Peruvian menu.
Lima, Peru

Pachacamac

The remains of what was the most important religious complex in coastal Peru for over a millennium.
Cusco, Peru

Qenqo Temple

Death rituals and sacrifice inside a Peruvian megalith.
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.