I love NYC. Some of the news media make it look dangerous, but it’s not any more dangerous today than it was 30 years ago. I always feel safe. The worst part about going to Manhattan is driving there in traffic.
In addition to the typical sites like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, there are so many other hidden gems.
Here are my top 10 hidden gems in NYC
The High Line
This elevated park on the west side of Manhattan offers stunning views of the city. It also offers a unique perspective on urban nature.
A medieval museum in Upper Manhattan, The Cloisters is dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Interestingly, my daughter got engaged there!
The Tenement Museum
Located on the Lower East Side, the Tenement Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of immigrant families who lived in New York City in the 19th and early 20th centuries. BTW, my good friend’s daughter works there!
The Louis Armstrong House Museum
This museum in Queens is the former home of legendary jazz musician Louis Armstrong and features exhibits and events dedicated to his life and music.
The Frick Collection
Located in a mansion on the Upper East Side, the Frick Collection is home to an impressive collection of European art, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir. It’s a small museum but has a great collection. Visit here and then tour around Central Park!
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This is a beautiful and peaceful oasis in the heart of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden features a variety of gardens, including a Japanese garden and a rose garden.
The Noguchi Museum
Located in Queens, this museum is dedicated to the work of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. It features his sculptures, furniture, and design work.
The City Reliquary
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the City Reliquary is dedicated to the history and culture of New York City. It features quirky exhibits such as a collection of vintage subway tokens and a display of Brooklyn Dodgers memorabilia.
The Bronx Zoo
I absolutely love the Bronx Zoo. It is one of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world. The Bronx Zoo is home to over 6,000 animals representing more than 700 species.
The Morgan Library & Museum
Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Morgan Library & Museum is home to a vast collection of rare books, manuscripts, and artwork, including original works by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and Picasso.
Do you know of any other hidden gems? Write them in the comments below!