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Red Square
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
40.7213, -73.9856
Merchant's House exterior
New York, New York

Merchant's House Museum

New York City's only preserved family home from the 19th century.
40.7286, -73.9923
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
40.7144, -73.9981
Darth Vader grotesque on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
38.9304, -77.0716
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
1920s Subway Car complete with ceiling fansPhoto by Curious Expeditions
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
40.6890, -73.9861
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164
(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

Artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
40.7398, -74.0025
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
40.7346, -73.9903
New York, New York

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past.
40.7357, -74.0062
New York, New York

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
40.7271, -73.9837
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
40.7287, -73.9902
New York, New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Burn a bit of New York history into your memory.
40.7301, -73.9954
Former West Village location
New York, New York

Shopsin's

Prove you deserve to be fed by Kenny Shopsin.
40.7189, -73.9879
New York, New York

The Troll Museum

Reverend Jen's unique museum/living room showcases her troll collection.
40.7195, -73.9895
Congee village Interior
New York, New York

Congee Village

Try not to fill up on duck blood, so you have room for live boiled shrimp.
40.7186, -73.9904
The store responsible for Broome Street's title
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
40.7186, -73.9914
New York, New York

Model Ship Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum

Set sail on a small scale.
40.7054, -74.0039
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
40.7281, -73.9948
Irish Hunger Memorial.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
40.7145, -74.0155