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Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City.

The Fashion Center kiosk at Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in New York City features a giant needle threading what is certainly the world's largest button. This homage to the city's fashion industry was designed in the 1990s by Pentagram Architectural Services. At an impressive 31-feet tall you'd have no trouble trying to find this needle in a haystack...that is, unless it's the world's largest ...
New York: Day Two
New York

New York: Day Two

Saturday morning I was on my own. Sadie and Jamie and Carrie were off to the Brooklyn Brewery but I a) don't like beer and b) had a ticket to Broadway. On my way out I witnessed someone almost getting mugged. It was this teenage guy standing there with one of those backpacks where the straps are just strings and an older man walked by, punched his arm through the straps and yanked really hard. When it ...
New York: Day One
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New York: Day One

After spending my entire Thursday doing laundry so I'd have something to wear, and not getting enough sleep, and having to wake up way too early for my liking, I hopped a train to O'Hare. I got to my gate about an hour and 15 minutes before takeoff...and believe me, that is probably my record for cutting it close. And then my flight was delayed. Of course. But we still managed to make our way to New York ...
Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip.

About Silly America

Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.