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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

International Intellectual and Puzzle Museum

An institution dedicated to curiosity, logic, riddles, and Mongolia's long history of puzzles.
Bronx, New York

Rat Island

Legendary private island in the Bronx...devoid of rats.
Brooklyn, New York

Manhattan Avenue Street End Park

Once a dumping spot, now a park with a kayak launch.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Shul

The only remaining Jewish congregation in Greenpoint.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn's Converted Pencil Factory

Built in the 1920s, this former pencil factory is now home to the Atlas Obscura offices.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Taxidermy

At this hidden studio, the dying art of taxidermy is alive and well.
Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park.
Brooklyn, New York

Astral Apartments

Queen Anne style apartment house built in 1886.
La Paz, Bolivia

Bolivia's Witch Market

Popular tourist destination where witches in dark hats sell dried llama fetuses for good luck.
Brooklyn, New York

Mechanics and Traders Bank

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

Avenue H Station House

This unusual subway stop was originally a real estate office.
Brooklyn, New York

La Salle Hall

Now the site of a high school, this was almost the location of the largest cathedral in the US.
Brooklyn, New York

The Evergreens Cemetery

Final resting place for the Triangle Shirtwaist fire’s unidentified victims.
Brooklyn, New York

Breuckelen Distilling Co.

A big shiny gin and whiskey distillery in Sunset Park.
Brooklyn, New York

Commercial Street Cat Village

Feral cats keeping the rodent population at bay all across Greenpoint waterfront.
New York, New York

Barthman's Sidewalk Clock

A clock set into the concrete outside a Manhattan jeweler has been telling time underfoot for over a century.
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
Brooklyn, New York

Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces

These century-old townhouses contain some of the first car garages built in the United States.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of Joe Gallo's 1950s Headquarters

The site where Joe Gallo kept his guns, pet lion, and launched an all out mob war in 1960s Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Kane Street Impaled Pumpkins

For 20 years, local pumpkins have met their fate on the iron fence surrounding this Cobble Hill home.
Brooklyn, New York

Abolitionist Place

This block in downtown Brooklyn was a hotbed of antislavery activism along the Underground Railroad.
Brooklyn, New York

Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument

This beautiful Brooklyn monument over a crypt memorializes a grim and largely unknown story from the American Revolution.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.