NEW YORK, the city that never sleeps and for good reason! This city is world-renowned as a top tourist destination and last year over 60 million tourists visited this iconic city. Who hasn’t heard about Times Square, the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building? No wonder it’s the most photographed place in the world!
What most people don’t know, however, is that there are so many lesser-known places in New York. From an abandoned subway station, a tiny museum, the New York Federal vault (has the largest accumulation of gold in human history) and the Ghostbusters fire station, there is more to New York than what meets the eye. The list of things to do is endless but here are a few places to travel to that are sure to amaze you and make your trip to New York all-encompassing one.
This subway station was built in 1904 complete with glass tiles and large chandeliers. The station was later closed in 1945 and now the New York City Transit Museum hosts tours of the abandoned station.
Located at Macy’s Herald Square, where many tourists travel to due to the several tourist attractions around the Square, Macy's Wooden Escalator is among the very few that have not been replaced with Moden Day Escalators. It still exists and is operational in a place that is home to the world's first escalator installed in 1902.
The Dream House
You will be dazzled by an ever-changing world of light and sound when you take a trip to the Dream House. The Dream House, conceived by visual artist La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, is a must-visit destination where the light and sound can be experienced as a new form of media.
If you are a vintage subway train lover then this is the spot for you. Take a trip back in time to the early 20th century. The subway train consists of cars from the ‘30s to the ‘70s decorated with coronals and bows for the season. Resemblance and deviations to the more recent subway cars and those of the past usually delight people.
Travel to Manhattan’s Doyers Street, which is also known as the Bloody Angle due to the fact that it has a 90-degree curve which provided the best place for attacks during the great “Tong Wars” of the 20th century. If you travel down the street, you will discover that Doyers Street connects Bowery Street in Chinatown and Pell Street where Chinatown’s Tong Gangs usually fought. The number of murder cases on this street at that time were reported to be the highest, resulting in the street being named “Bloody Angle.”
This Staten Island treasure, previously home to retired sailors, is located a boat ride off from Manhattan. Take a trip to this beautiful place that is encircled by a botanical garden. It's the perfect place to visit to spend a day visiting the museums and the gardens, or for that matter just picnicking with family and friends.
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