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West Nyack, New York

Mount Moor Cemetery

A historic African-American graveyard hidden in the parking lot of one of America's largest malls.
Stony Point, New York

Old Letchworth Village Cemetery

Hundreds of numbered stakes hidden in the woods mark the graves of the lost souls of a nearby asylum.
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
Tomkins Cove, New York

Bear Mountain Walt Whitman Statue

The poet's been ambling through these New York woods since 1940.
Mahopac, New York

Donald J. Trump State Park

This forlorn park is the result of a failed investment turned tax dodge.
North Salem, New York

Balanced Rock

Glacial erratic, or man made dolmen?
Mamaroneck, New York

The Seely House

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

Site of the Dongan Oak

The site of a fallen tree that protected Americans from British forces during the American Revolution.
New York, New York

Stationary Figures Mosaics

Stunningly detailed mosaics in a New York subway station bring life to the Weimaraners of artist William Wegman's work—and to thousands of commutes.
Brooklyn, New York

Cleft Ridge Span

This elaborate tunnel is the first structure composed of cast concrete in the United States.
Bronx, New York

St. Raymond’s Cemetery

Final resting place of Typhoid Mary.
Bronx, New York

Bartow-Pell Mansion

This old estate is a remnant of when the Bronx was a popular summer destination for wealthy New Yorkers.
Bronx, New York

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at St. Lucy's Church

Collect holy water from a Bronx grotto.
Bronx, New York

Fordham Cemetery

A small graveyard is hidden in the midst of a bustling university campus.
Bronx, New York

William Spain Seismic Observatory

An unassuming stone building houses New York City's oldest seismic station almost 30 feet below the Bronx.
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.
Union, Connecticut

Traveler Restaurant

This small-town Connecticut restaurant gives each diner a free book from its vast library.
Harvard, Massachusetts

Harvard Shaker Lollipop Graveyard

This historic cemetery is filled with markers that look more like candy than was likely intended.
Devens, Massachusetts

Sweetheart Memorial

A tribute to the couples who brave long periods of separation during wartime.
Staten Island, New York

Shrine of the Immaculate Virgin

Devotional offerings and pleas for intercession are left at this Depression-era shrine inside a nature preserve.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Johnny Ro Veterans Memorial Park

Funded entirely by volunteers and donors this military memorial features a tank with a comedy line on its barrel.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Frances H. and Jonathan Drake House

This unassuming Massachusetts residence was built with a trap door to hide escapees on the Underground Railroad.
Leominster, Massachusetts

Grave of Joseph Palmer

The right to a full beard is honored by the grave of a man who was attacked and jailed due to his facial hair.