New York City Off The Beaten Path

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  • 51. 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,...

  • 52. Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park

    If you take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (see my Things to Do tip) you’ll see as you approach the Brooklyn side a patch of green down to your left. This is Empire-Fulton Street State Park, and...

  • 53. 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...

  • 54. Museum of the American Indian

    This museum is housed in the beautifully restored Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, the building was built in 1907 and is a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic...

  • 55. 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...

  • 56. United Nations

    Guided Tours of the United Nations All of a intresant visit to the United Nations Secretariat Building, I think it was intresant to visit, and can tippsa you to visit it too. Tours are conducted...

  • 57. Grand Central

    This one is cool. Due to the architecture of the building, you can hear a whisper from one side of the room at Grand Central Station. A tour guide told me about this one. If you go inside the station,...

  • 58. Governor's Island

    Not far from the Staten Island Ferry is the ferry to Governors Island. This island was a military base founded in 1796, finally turned over to the City of New York and the National Park Service in...

  • 59. Magnolia Bakery

    Magnolia Bakery is famous for their cupcakes and is often compared to my favorite cupcake place, Sprinkles Cupcakes. There was a line out the door but it went by quickly and we were used to it from...

  • 60. Apollo Theater

    You will pay 11 USD for visiting Apollo lobby and seing photos of great people who started their career there. An excellent host will explain everything for you, his name is Billy Mitchell. Basicly,...

  • 61. Bronx Zoo

    Not that far off the beaten path, visit the Bronx zoo. Its one of the better zoo's and they recently got tigers, my favorite wild animal. its 8.00 Take 2 Train uptown to East Tremont / West Farms...

  • 62. City Island

    City Island - technically part of the Bronx, is definitely an off-the-beaten-path experience for first-time New York visitors. About an hour ride by subway (the 6 train) and bus (the Bx29), this tiny...

  • 63. Fire Island

    People don't usually associate the beach with New York City, but the fact is NYC sits right next to the Atlantic Ocean and has some great beaches not too far away from the city. One of my favorite...

  • 64. Astoria, Queens

    There is a great Greek neighborhood called Astoria in Queens. Take the N train to Broadway and walk up a few blocks to: Ommonia, 32-20 Broadway Astoria, NY 11106 Phone: (718) 274-6650 Cross Streets:...

  • 65. Washington Square Park

    Step right up, step right up. At the southwest corner of Washington Square Park, in Greenwich Village, there are concrete chess tables upon which chess hustlers -- I'm not kidding -- are plying their...

  • 66. El Museo Del Barrio

    The only museum in NYC that specializes in Latino/South American culture and art. The museum is located in the Heckscher Building 1230 Fifth Avenue (@ 104th Street). The museum is not huge, but has an...

  • 67. The Hispanic Society of America

    The Hispanic Society of America has an amazing collection of fine art (from Sorolla, El Greco, and Goya), antiquities (like Gothic architectural fragments, religious artifacts, and tombs), decorative...

  • 68. Metropolitan Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

    When you are at the Met, don't forget to hit the roof. Sometimes they have small outdoor exhibits up there but you really go up there for the view. The view of Central Park is amazing. They have a...

  • 69. Yankee Stadium

    Take a trip to Yankee Stadium and see a game! DONT take any sort of bag, except perhaps a small handbag, and never take a rucksack.....! The game we saw was quite a long one, and there were LOTS of...

  • 70. New York Transit Museum

    The New York Transit Museum is truely 'off the beaten path' for most visitors, located in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. But a smaller (and free) version is in Grand Central Station,...

  • 71. City Hall Park

    Located near the New York entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge & City Hall, City Hall Park is nice to catch a break before your next distination in lower Manhattan. It's a quiet place amits the large...

  • 72. Metropolitan Life Building

    The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower (also Met Life Tower) at One Madison Avenue, New York City was the world's tallest building from 1909 to 1913, when it was surpassed by the Woolworth...

  • 73. Verrazano Bridge

    There is a viewing area in Brooklyn, from which there is a beautiful view to the Verrazzano Bridge on one side, and lower Manhattan ant Statue of Liberty on the other. From there you can take a walk...

  • 74. Morgan Library

    The Morgan Library and Museum was the home and library of John Pierpont Morgan. The museum, recently renovated and expanded showcases his vast collection of art. These are mainly paintings, books,...

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