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Louisville, Kentucky

Gallop to Glory

This hidden jockey “walk of fame” celebrates the winning riders of the Kentucky Derby.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Black Tom Explosion Memorial

A simple plaque remembers an act of WWI terrorism that obliterated an island and forever scarred the Statue of Liberty.
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
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.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
Mount Tremper, New York

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

The world's largest kaleidoscope, designed by a 1960s psychedelic artist.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Spring Grove Cemetery

This magnificent Cincinnati graveyard is also a popular public park.
Cincinnati, Ohio

American Sign Museum

Where beautiful signs live on forever.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Mercantile Library

Hidden on two floors of downtown building, the library has an incredible deal on rent.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

The feral felines of Roosevelt Island have a small army of allies and an abandoned hospital all to themselves.
New York, New York

Strecker Memorial Laboratory

Site of the first pathological and bacteriological research facility in the United States.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island AVAC System

On this island, you suck away your garbage via an elaborate pneumatic tube system.
New York, New York

The Marriage of Money and Real Estate

A sculptural commentary on capitalism pokes up from the East River.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Octagon Tower

A former insane asylum despised by Nelly Bly and Charles Dickens is now fashionable apartments.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Lighthouse

A little lighthouse in New York City, surrounded by mysterious stories of insanity-driven construction.
Brooklyn, New York

Gage & Tollner

Brooklyn's most iconic restaurant, resurrected.
New York, New York

New York Society Library

New York's oldest and possibly grandest keeper of books.
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.
New York, New York

Rudolph de Harak Digital Clock

The façade of this building looks like a bingo board, but it's really a giant clock by a famed graphic designer.
New York, New York

14th Street-Union Square Moving Platforms

The only subway station in the city that still makes use of gap fillers.
New York, New York

'Life Underground' Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Matryoshka at Wall Street Bath & Spa 88

This Russian bar-restaurant lies within a three-story underground bathhouse.