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New York, New York

Blockhouse No. 1

This ruined fort hidden at the top of Central Park can't seem to keep from losing its historical plaques.
Brooklyn, New York

First Maryland Regiment Mass Grave

The mass grave of a heroic Revolutionary War regiment sits below an empty lot near the Gowanus Canal.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of the Dongan Oak

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

Lindsay for Mayor Billboard

This recently uncovered ad for Lindsay's run at Mayor in 1965 had been hiding for decades underneath a billboard.
Queens, New York

Socrates Sculpture Park

This outdoor gallery of sculptures along the East River was once a landfill.
Chicago, Illinois

Puerto Rican Flag Sculptures

Huge abstract sculptures of the Puerto Rican Flag.
Chicago, Illinois

North Avenue Baths Facade

Former bath house turns gastropub.
Chicago, Illinois

The 606 aka Bloomingdale Trail

The 606 is a decade in the making.
Chicago, Illinois

Quimby's Bookstore

The beloved home to all publications indie, erotic, and punky.
Yonkers, New York

Saw Mill River Daylighting

A waterway covered over after the Industrial Revolution has been unearthed and cleaned up, for the enjoyment of fish and humans alike.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
Brooklyn, New York

The Leaning Brownstone

This unusual apartment building may be Brooklyn's own version of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Brooklyn, New York

Bay Ridge Gingerbread House

On the hills of Bay Ridge stands a house straight out of a fairy tale.
Charleston, South Carolina

Fireproof Building and South Carolina Historical Society

Once the most flame resistant building in the country, the South Carolina Historical Society building was almost burnt down in a fire.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Charleston, South Carolina

Giant's Causeway Pillar

A stack of stones steeped in Irish folklore, much like the hero they're connected to, hide in plain sight.
New York, New York

Collyer Brothers Park

Harlem park dedicated to compulsive hoarders killed by their own junk.
Yonkers, New York

Untermyer Park

America's greatest forgotten garden and the former stomping grounds of Son of Sam.
New York, New York

Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York, last renovated in 1948, still serves food and drinks the old-fashioned way.
New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amid the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
New York, New York

Preserved Remnants of 17th Century New York

Under a glass sidewalk lie the remains of some of Manhattan's oldest buildings.
Brooklyn, New York

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Nature and beauty amidst pollution and industrial wreckage.
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.