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Hingham, Massachusetts

World's End

Plans for this peninsula included houses, the United Nations Headquarters, and a nuclear power plant. When none of them worked out, it became an expansive park.
Brooklyn, New York

Paloma the Bakery

This nondescript coffee shop conceals one of the wildest patisseries in New York City.
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

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

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

Love Lane

Love is in the air along the small street in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Savings Bank Subway Branch

Before online banking and smartphone apps, there was "commuter banking" in the subway in Downtown Brooklyn.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Alluvial Decoder at Crabtree Creek

A curious art piece along a lovely biking trail marks several historic floods via a series of colorful poles that represent floodwater heights.
Venice, Italy

Torcello

The small peaceful island off the Venice tourist circuit is where the city began more than 1,500 years ago.
Venice, Italy

Attila's Throne

An island on the Venetian Lagoon hosts this stone chair that has nothing to do with the King of the Huns.
Venice, Italy

Torcello Bell Tower

Stare out over the lagoon and beyond from this 10th-century campanile on the island where the city of Venice began.
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

Jefferson Market Library

Named the fifth most beautiful building in America in 1885, this former courthouse boasts the best view in the Village.
New York, New York

Gay Street

An aptly-named street near the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

This woodland architectural installation acts as a camera obscura for the heavens.
Durham, North Carolina

V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection

The humble horn finally finds a place in the sun.
Morrisville, North Carolina

Fabius Page's Mule and Horse Graveyard

Between 1930 and 1946, a tobacco farmer laid his beloved horses and mules to rest in this small patch of pine forest.
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

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations.
New York, New York

Caffe Reggio

Sip a cappuccino in the historic cafe that introduced them to the United States.
New York, New York

IFC Center Peephole

The best way to get a sneak peek at the movies.
Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
Brooklyn, New York

Bamonte's

Dine on old-school red sauce fare at a former mob hang out and film set for The Sopranos.
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.