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Brooklyn, New York

The Old Headquarters of Murder, Inc.

This otherwise innocuous bodega was once the headquarters of the most feared assassin's guild in American history.
Brooklyn, New York

Meserole Theatre

Historic Greenpoint theater, turned roller disco, now housing a chain pharmacy store.
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
Brooklyn, New York

The Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn

While it now takes more than a dime to open an account this historic Brooklyn bank still displays the opulence of the gilded age in which it was built.
Brooklyn, New York

Govinda's Vegetarian Lunch

Every dish is blessed in this basement eatery beneath a Hare Krishna temple.
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

Museum of Food and Drink

Here, exhibits come with a side of edible history.
Queens, New York

Primo Autobody Repair

The most radioactive spot in New York City can also fix your muffler.
Brooklyn, New York

Silent Barn

A massive art collective tries a new take on Brooklyn's DIY music scene—by making it fully legal.
Brooklyn, New York

Harry Nilsson's Childhood Home

The childhood home of one of America's greatest unsung troubadours still stands in a much changed Brooklyn neighborhood.
Brooklyn, New York

Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos

A B.Y.O.B. Mexican cantina lives inside one of the last tortilla factories in Brooklyn.
Ithaca, New York

Cayuga Nature Center

A six-story treehouse offers spectacular views of New York's Finger Lakes region.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook

A cruise terminal that changes the atmosphere of Red Hook's industrial waterfront.
Brooklyn, New York

770 Eastern Parkway

Headquarters of the world's fourth largest Hasidic sect and the first of many "770s" around the world.
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.
New York, New York

Edward Mooney House

Built just after the American Revolution, the oldest row house in New York City still stands in Chinatown.
Brooklyn, New York

Turk's Inn

A Wisconsin kitsch palace from the 1930s lives its second life in 21st-century Brooklyn.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

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

Remains of Fort Wadsworth

Once America's longest-manned military fort, now an abandoned hulk.
New York, New York

Hamilton Grange

The only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned has a history almost as troubled as his own.
Brooklyn, New York

House of Wax

Tucked in a nondescript downtown Brooklyn mall is a bar containing a remarkable turn of the century anatomical wax collection last seen in 1920s Berlin.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.