New York City Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in New York City

  • 26. Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    Apparently this great immigration museum so far is only popular among New Yorkers themselves. When I went there, I was the only international tourist and one of only 3 people with a non-New York...

  • 27. Woodlawn Cemetery

    (work in progress) One of the many charming aspects of Gereen-wood cemetery in Brooklyn is the sheer diversity of New York's famous sons and daughters that it now serves as last resting place for. A...

  • 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...

  • 29. 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...

  • 30. 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,...

  • 31. 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...

  • 32. 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,...

  • 33. 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...

  • 34. 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...

  • 35. 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...

  • 36. 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...

  • 37. 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...

  • 38. Madison Square Park

    Actually, Madison Square Park is a pleasant little spot anyway. Set on the edge of the Flatiron district (and with some pretty good views of said building), it has trees and grass and shade. And a...

  • 39. 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...

  • 40. 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...

  • 41. 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...

  • 42. 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...

  • 43. 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...

  • 44. Wave Hill

    And now for something completely different, make your way to the extreme northwest part of the Bronx, to the posh Riverdale section of town. Along the Hudson River is a storied estate known as Wave...

  • 45. 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...

  • 46. 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...

  • 47. 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...

  • 48. 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...

  • 49. 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...

  • 50. New York Aquarium

    We were riding the train going to Coney Island and three stops before the Coney island amusement center stop is the NY Aquarium – okay, twins (I said to my kids), prepare to step out of the...

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