New York City Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in New York City

  • 1. Central Park

    I love Central Park in New York City anytime of year. Central Park is a park in the central New York City borough of Manhattan. It opened in 1857, on 778 acres of city-owned land. In the summer time,...

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  • 2. Wall Street - Bull Statue

    Bowling Green is New York's oldest existing park which goes back as far as 1733 when the government at the time created it for three people who paid 1 peppercorn/year rent to use it. Today, it is...

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  • 3. Roosevelt Island

    Manhattan's other island, easy to get there and you can also get there by cable lift, gas is much to see and do there, the suggestion from me, not many people know about the procedures island in the...

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  • 4. Cloisters & Fort Tyron Park

    A walk through Fort Tryon Park in the middle of a March snowstorm - it really feels as as you are long way in both time and place from the rest of Manhattan. Originally this area was a private...

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  • 5. Greenwich Village

    “Heaven have mercy on us all—Presbyterians and Pagans alike—for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending” —Herman Melville (1819-1891) Established in 1846 as the...

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  • 6. Columbia University & Morningside Heights

    Columbia is one of America's oldest and best-known colleges. Originally created by charter as early as King George II's time, the first institution met far downtown near Trinity Church. Over time the...

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  • 7. Staten Island & Staten Island Ferry

    (work in progress) Riding the Staten Island ferry is one of my absolute favourite things to do in New York - and in a city that can be painful on the pocket, it has the added benefit of being...

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  • 8. The High Line

    The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. It is free so it was one of the things...

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  • 9. Narrowest House

    Built in 1822, the year there was an outbreak of yellow fever in Lower Manhattan, 17 Grove Street is the best and most complete example of The Village’s wood-framed houses, which were banned in 1866...

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  • 10. Holiday Season

    if you're going to New York this Christmas, you can always take the opportunity to visit The Saks Fifth Avenue window displays, Displays are located right across Fifth Avenue from the Rockefeller...

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  • 11. Battery Park

    Here it tis - Castle Clinton - and the kids had a great time while we purchased out tickets for Ellis Island. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton represents not only the...

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  • 12. Chinatown

    Lower Manhattan's Columbus Park, once a refuge for immigrant Italian laborers, is now a central meeting place for Chinese residents of "Chinatown" which it borders on the west side located at the...

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  • 13. DUMBO, Brooklyn

    Jacques Torres Chocolate Factory/Store is a neat place to visit. If you've always wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge anyway, this could be considered the "pot of gold" at the other end of the...

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  • 14. Riverside Park

    “It sure has been a pleasure for us to broadcast for the sailors and soldiers.” — Bob Hope (1903-2003) The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Monument honors Union Army soldiers and sailors who served...

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  • 15. Trinity Church

    Trinity Church on Wall street marks the spot...I particularly like the 'Prince Philip stood nearby' comment! :-) Seriously, this church is well worth seeking out. It's old (in USA terms), with the...

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  • 16. Ground Zero

    But sound aloud the praises, and give the victor-crown To our noble-hearted Firemen, who fear not danger's frown. —Frederic G.W. Fenn, “Ode to our Firemen,” 1878 Stop by the 132 West 10th Street...

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  • 17. Dakota

    As you get to the corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West, you usually find a small crowd of people taking pictures of The Dakota, a private appartment building that was built between 1880 and...

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  • 18. Gramercy Park & Union Square

    This walking tour commences Sunday mornings at 11am and is conducted by volunteers, our guide a retired 65 year old man had lived his whole life within 2 km of Madison Square Park. His knowledge of...

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  • 19. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

    Might be your last chance. Seems Fortunato Brothers could be part of a mafia seize if conviction holds. So take the opportunity to sample some of the fabulous Italian desserts with a cappuccino. Or...

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  • 20. Queens

    Its a park that is also an art space. Movie Nights normally held on Wednesday normally displays local artists from varying descents or international and to go along with it they will serve the food...

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  • 21. Harlem

    Though a relatively minor engagement, this battle showed the American troops that they could win in battle after the disastrous loss on Long Island. On Sept. 16, 1776, the Americans still controlled...

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  • 22. Coney Island

    A southern beach in Brooklin, where you can visit the aquarium but this is not what impressed me the most. There is a vintage feeling on the place and a pier full of people fishing on a beautiful...

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  • 23. George Washington Bridge

    Offers a wide variety of recreational, athletic and arts experiences for all ages, interests and abilities. There are pools, skating/ ice-skating rink, carousel, tennis courts, basketball courts,...

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  • 24. Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

    I think this counts as 'off-the-beaten-path'. Certainly no-one else was around when I visited. The memorial is a wonderful concept, imo. Instead of just a statue or a sculpture it's a little piece of...

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  • 25. Bryant Park

    Bryant Park is a rather lovely open space (lots of trees, flowerbeds, lovely green lawn) behind the NY Public Library. As well as having tables and seating (and many, many people enjoying their books...

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