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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

Abandoned Redbird

A retired subway car stands alone in a field in the middle of Queens.
Brooklyn, New York

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Nature and beauty amidst pollution and industrial wreckage.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
Queens, New York

Soy Bean Chan Flower Shop

This New York florist also sells traditional tofu pudding.
George Town, Malaysia

Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion

Once the private home of China’s most legendary tycoon, getting inside this stunning mansion no longer requires an elite pedigree or acts of daring.
Singapore

Changi Airport's Butterfly Garden

Watch butterflies take flight before you fly.
New York, New York

Bill's Place

This speakeasy continues the Prohibition-era legacy of Harlem's jazzy Swing Street.
London, England

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market

The Columbia Road Flower Market is now open every Sunday, rain or shine.
New York, New York

Holographic Studios Inc.

The world's oldest hologram gallery and the labyrinthine laser laboratory of a holography pioneer.
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
New York, New York

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

An extensive collection of fine art devoted to man's best friend.
Brooklyn, New York

Museum of Food and Drink

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

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Creek

Waterway populated with abandoned projects, including a submarine.
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
Queens, New York

Socrates Sculpture Park

This outdoor gallery of sculptures along the East River was once a landfill.
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

This futuristic airport terminal was abandoned for decades before reopening as a hotel—with a vintage plane of its own parked out back.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
Brooklyn, New York

West 8th Street - NY Aquarium Subway Station

New York's southernmost subway station is whimsically wavy.
Brooklyn, New York

Brighton Bazaar

This neighborhood grocery houses a treasure trove of Eastern European delights.
Orick, California

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns.
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