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New York, New York

High Bridge

The oldest surviving bridge in New York City, which reopened to pedestrians in 2015.
New York, New York

Sylvan Terrace

A discreet little stairway on St. Nicholas Avenue leads to a quaint and unexpected cobblestone street of 19th century wooden rowhouses.
New York, New York

The Last Remnants of the Polo Grounds

A crumbling staircase in upper Manhattan is all that remains of one of the most important sites in sports history.
Scottsdale, Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright Spire

Originally conceived as part of a proposed Arizona State Capitol building in the 1950s, this structure built in 2004 stands as a monument to the architect's legacy.
Bentonia, Mississippi

Blue Front Cafe

The oldest active juke joint in the state sustains a niche school of blues guitar.
Sponsored by Visit Mississippi
Austin, Texas

The Goddess of Liberty

After 97 years of constant vigilance from the dome of the Texas State Capitol, the original Goddess of Liberty retired to a life of climate-controlled leisure.
Bristol, Virginia

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Country fans may flock to Nashville's music scene, but this Appalachian town is where the genre was born.
Queens, New York

Fountain of the Planet of the Apes

No monkeying around, this fountain was really named after the classic sci-fi film.
Queens, New York

Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse

A former seaside jewel built for the everyman is now simply a neglected art deco fortress.
Queens, New York

Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass

The world’s largest collection of Tiffany glass sits in a warehouse in Queens.
Queens, New York

Lhasa Fast Food

A hidey-hole sandwiched between cellphone, DVD, and jewelry stores features Tibetan delights.
Queens, New York

The Birthplace of Scrabble

A uniquely lettered street sign marks the corner where the iconic word game was invented.
Queens, New York

Panorama of the City of New York

The crown jewel of the Queens Museum is a nearly 10,000-square-foot architectural model of the city originally built for the 1964 World's Fair.
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.
Queens, New York

Geographic Center of New York City

This mysterious marker puzzles pedestrians and infuriates geographers.
Queens, New York

Calvary Cemetery

Holding the most bodies of any cemetery in the United States.
Brooklyn, New York

Webb and Bell

One of the first major shipyards in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Terminal Market

Known as the "Forgotten City" it was home to industry, riots, artists, squatters, and to one of the largest single disaster fires in New York City.
Brooklyn, New York

Mechanics and Traders Bank

Ornate "Renaissance Revival" style building.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Converted Pencil Factory

Constructed in the 1920s, this former pencil factory is now an office building.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Enormous one time fiber mill now houses local artists and small businesses.
Brooklyn, New York

India Street Pier

The return of something once considered a basic part of life.
Brooklyn, New York

Leviton Building

2 square block factory in Greenpoint erected in 1936.
Brooklyn, New York

Tomb of Secrets at Green-Wood Cemetery

A way to take your secrets to someone else's grave.