New York City Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Central Park

    Finding a quiet place in New York is a bit tough. If you'll accept people all about, but with the wind louder than the voices, then, you'll find that quiet in Central Park. No, we didn't get away from...

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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. The High Line

    a wonderful lush and endless fun to watch, a long street with a lot of different things and a plate that is not perhaps the usual tourist information about New York. take you there one day. Then...

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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. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. Markets

    all the good food, and drinks. A real market with the most, and take in the historic New York. Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sundays: 8am to 7pm Address: 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16th...

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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. St. Paul's Church

    This is the church near the World Trade Center in New York City that withstood the blast from 9/11. It is located at Broadway just north of Fulton Street in downtown Manhattan. Open to the public with...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. West Village

    Hitting the pavement is the very best way to truly make New York your own. There are lots of green spots between and in the shadows of our dazzling high skyscrapers, as well as little known fountains...

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