Ten Best Hidden Gems in NYC



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Some of these gems are hidden in plain sight--The Museum of the City of New York, for example, or the fascinating Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which looms over the Hudson River just west of the West Side Highway. A ferry ride will take you to Governor's Island during the spring and summer months, when you can enjoy great views of the city skyline and picnic on the island's main green. Hop on the subway for the rest of these destinations, including the majestic Cloisters in the Bronx; City Island, with its old-fashioned fishing-village feel; Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in DUMBO (featuring equally spectacular views, but from a different angle); or the funky P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens. Queens is also home to one of the city's only remaining beer gardens, Astoria's Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. It's one of the three featured eating/drinking gems on our list, alongside the spare, charming Soho eatery Salt and Applewood, a temple to local/seasonal dining located on a quiet street in Park Slope.

Photo: The bow of the USS Intrepid. By Rob Young.

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Day 1 - New York, Brooklyn


1

The Cloisters

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Location:

Fort Tyron Park
(at Riverside Drive and 192nd Street)
New York, NY 10040

Contact:

tel: +1 212 923 3700
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2

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Location:

12th Ave & 46th St
(at USS Intrepid, Pier 86)
New York, NY 10036

Contact:

tel: +1 877 957 7447 / +1 212 245 0072
fax: +1 212 957 8284
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4

Empire - Fulton Ferry State Park

Location:

26 New Dock Street
New York, NY 11201

Contact:

tel: +1 718 858 4708
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5

Museum of the City of New York

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Location:

1220 Fifth Ave
At 103rd St
New York, NY 10029

Contact:

tel: +1 212 534 1672
fax: +1 212 423 0758
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6

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

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Location:

22-25 Jackson Ave
(at the intersection of 46th Avenue)
New York, NY 11101

Contact:

tel: +1 718 784 2084
fax: +1 718 482 9454
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7

City Island

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Location:

Long Island
New York, NY 10464

Contact:

tel: +1 718 885 9100(Tourist Information)


8

Governors Island

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Location:

New York Harbor
at the mouth of the East River
New York, NY 11201

Contact:

tel: +1 212 825 3051
fax: +1 212 825 3055
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9

Salt

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Location:

58 MacDougal Street
(between Prince Street & Houston Street)
New York, NY 10012

Contact:

tel: 1 212 674 4968
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10

Applewood

Location:

501 11th Street
at Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Contact:

tel: 718.788.1810
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