17 Secret Places in NYC You Didn't Know About (But Should)

17 Secret Places in NYC You Didn't Know About (But Should)

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There is never a shortage of excitement to be had in the big city. New York is in fact known for being an incredibly exciting city, never with a shortage of things to do. However, there are places that not even the most experienced local knows about.

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    This seemingly realistic townhouse at 58 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn is actually a subway exit. The windows are tinted which makes it stand out from the neighboring facades.
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    Right across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, the Trinity Church cemetery is home to some of the oldest tombstones in the city. The gorgeous architecture and historic value make it well worth the downtown trip.
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    Built in 1898, the 5000-pound bronze structure is the largest in the city and is now known as the Clocktower Gallery. It is actually pretty cool to see how a clock works. Surprise!
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    You can go inside of this bridge! You’d have to start by the BQE where the tracks are close enough to the ground where you can walk on, and then you walk until you arrive at the bridge.
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    Cemeteries are awesome. Fact. This cemetery in Brooklyn offers super old tombstones and incredible architecture. Win/Win.
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    The Steinway Piano Factory has been the home of some of the world’s finest pianos. You can also enjoy a tour of the factory by the employees.
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    I mean, the name kinda says it all. Yes, you may find dead animal remains. However, the real treasures lie in the old bottles that wash up along the shore.
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    There are crazy rock formations all along this beach in Staten Island.
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    You heard me. Elevator museum. What?!
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    This is an abandoned tunnel in the Long Island Rail Road system that borrowed the name as the oldest underground tunnel in the nation.
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    Named after a 1798 battle in Ireland, the Vinegar Hill area features homes built from the 1800s and some even earlier. The cobblestone streets give this neighborhood a classic feel.
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    Squatters have taken over this building at 155 Avenue C in the East Village. Not only that, they have modified it with skateboarding ramps and stage space for punk shows.
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