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The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial
New York, New York

The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial

Twice a day one of these tragic bronze mariners drowns with the tide to remember all those the sea has taken.
40.7039, -74.0179
Plaque commemorating the explosion
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Black Tom Explosion Memorial

A simple plaque remembers an act of WWI terrorism that obliterated an island and forever scarred the Statue of Liberty
40.7149, -74.0389
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva in the Green-Wood Cemetery

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.
40.6570, -73.9897
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Play Center

Redhook's massive public pool, built by Robert Moses
40.6724, -74.0040
One of the many pieces of taxidermy.
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Bait and Tackle Shop

A Red Hook dive bar that is holding onto its roots
40.6790, -74.0110
The entrance to the pier.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook

A cruise terminal that changes the atmosphere of Red Hook's industrial waterfront
40.6798, -74.0122
Overlooking New York Harbor.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
40.6581, -73.9948
The Brooklyn Theatre Fire obelisk.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery's Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
40.6591, -73.9958
Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, New York

The Red Hook Stores

A strip of modern stores in historic buildings
40.6743, -74.0172
Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B

Empty, but not abandoned, this cavernous Brooklyn loading dock was once considered the largest individual building in the world
40.6448, -74.0238
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
40.5743, -73.9788
From Shell Road under the IND Culver Line.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Creek

Waterway populated with abandoned projects, included a submarine
40.5798, -73.9899
Bayonne, New Jersey

Tear Drop Memorial

World Trade Center memorial likened to a woman's sexual organ
40.6687, -74.1143
Chester Township, New Jersey

Telephone Pole Farm

A farm in New Jersey grew a most unusual crop for AT&T's testing purposes
40.7940, -74.6682
Staten Island, New York

Willowbrook State School

Failed state-supported institution meant to rehabilitate students with mental retardation
40.5834, -74.1496
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
Hand done woodwork with 19th century tools
Staten Island, New York

Historic Richmond Town

A town trapped in time - 1958 to be exact
40.5699, -74.1448
The Cathedral
Pasadena, California

Scottish Rite Cathedral

A Community Cornerstone
34.1486, -118.1382
Los Angeles, California

Peano's Faces of Venice Beach

The real faces of Venice beach captured on Romanesque columns
33.9860, -118.4635
San Francisco, California

Beach Chalet WPA Murals

Depicting scenes of everyday life - and specific individuals - in Great Depression era San Francisco
37.7694, -122.5103
Dennis the Menace Playground
Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Playground

This municipal playground was co-created by the father of one of the most playful characters ever
36.5978, -121.8863
Smiler's Point
Palm Desert, California

Smiler's Point

This simple highway curve has become a comedic pilgrimage site
33.6583, -116.4007