New York City Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in New York City

  • 26. 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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  • 27. New York Botanical Garden

    Want to get away? This is the place. Well landscaped and designed gardens, beautiful trees and flowers and birds. This was a mini vacation all by itself. We went to see the Henri Moore sculpture...

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  • 28. John Lennon Memorial

    Bow Bridge in Central Park is one of the most handsomely designed cast iron bridges in the world. It spans sixty feet across the Lake, linking the cultivated and flowering landscape of Cherry Hill...

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  • 29. 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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  • 30. 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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  • 31. Bronx

    The Tic&Tac twins from the Bronx perform one of the best and funniest street shows I've ever seen. Catch the amusement in Washington Square - Saturday and Sundays from 1pm. Tic&Tac are breakdancers,...

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  • 32. Chelsea Hotel

    Another New York City hotel that's been associated with literature for over a century is Hotel Chelsea, located at 222 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th Ave). Built in 1883, this hotel has always...

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  • 33. 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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  • 34. 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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  • 35. Brooklyn Botanical Garden

    Created in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located in the heart of Brooklyn, adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The large park contains beautifully landscaped gardens and thousands of...

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  • 36. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

    Cathedral of St. John the Divine: A work in progress since 1892, if ever finished it will be the world's largest Episcopal cathedral. It is absolutely gorgeous! Get there by taking 1 or 9 train to...

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  • 37. St. Patrick's Cathedral

    I was a drunk walking in the lush drownings of a hot, muggy New York City night. I stumbled upon St. Patrick's Cathedral. It's been around since 1858 and is the primary Roman Catholic Church in...

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  • 38. Brooklyn Heights

    I wouldn't say it's a typical "off the beaten path" place since already quite a few people know about the beauty of the Brooklyn Heights. But most peopel who are in the city for their first time will...

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  • 39. Hoboken

    Take the ferry from the World Trade Center to Hoboken, the birthplace of Frank Sinatra. This town, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan, has one of the best views of the city. It has also...

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  • 40. American Museum of the Moving Image

    I place this tip under the 'Off the Beaten Path' heading because it is located in Astoria, Queens and for most tourists it is quite a bit off the beaten path. All aspects of the moving image are...

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  • 41. Trump Tower

    The Donald's 58 story tower Masterpiece in Manhattan near Central park. Again Old Pictures w/ mom and my aunt. this is the setting of "your fired" or the Omarosa, the scheming and driven villain, also...

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  • 42. Morris-Jumel Mansion

    Morris Jumel House 65 Jumel Terrace Between W. 160 and 162nd Streets, at the Northern end of Manhattan Take the C Train to 163rd St Station. This house was built eleven years before the Revolution,...

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  • 43. Frick Collection

    This is an elegant little gallery along museum mile. The atmosphere is slightly stiff, but it has some beautiful pieces and an audio tour is included in the admission. Because it's so small, I...

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  • 44. 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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  • 45. Rockefeller Center

    I usually like to come and stay in a place for a few weeks to really get the feel of it, but my first time in New York I only had a couple of days. So I wanted to really squeeze the juice out of them...

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  • 46. Chelsea Piers

    Yes, you read it right. Free anything in Manhattan? No way. Unless you enjoy kayaking. Not for the faint-hearted or out-of-shape. But this has got to be the best bargain in Manhattan! During the...

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  • 47. New York Public Library

    The Library is a New York Landmark in uptown Manhattan. It typically has very interesting exhibits and a very good lecture series during the year. They once had an exhiibit of the visual history of...

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  • 48. South Street Seaport

    I found these facts while walking downtown, on Broadway and Beaver St. (as I remember them because my lense wasn't big enough to capture everything - please correct me if anything here is...

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  • 49. Chelsea Market

    I absolutely adore Chelsea Market. It has a fantastically urban, hardcore, edge to it, with stone floors, stone benches, exposed wallwork and a fabulously eclectic collection of stores, shops and...

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  • 50. Brooklyn Bridge

    Take the subway to brooklyn heights and walk back to Manhattan over brooklyn bridge. The walkway are in the middle of the bridge over the cars and the scenery great. Expect this trip to take an hour...

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