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 City, Brooklyn


1

The Cloisters

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Location:

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

Phone:

+1 212 923 3700


2

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Location:

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

Phone:

+1 877 957 7447 / +1 212 245 0072


4

Empire - Fulton Ferry State Park

Location:

26 New Dock Street
New York City, NY 11201

Phone:

+1 718 858 4708


5

Museum of the City of New York

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Location:

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

Phone:

+1 212 534 1672


6

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

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Location:

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

Phone:

+1 718 784 2084


7

City Island

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Location:

Long Island
New York City, NY 10464

Phone:

+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 City, NY 11201

Phone:

+1 212 825 3051


9

Salt

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Location:

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

Phone:

1 212 674 4968


10

Applewood

Location:

501 11th Street
at Seventh Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone:

718.788.1810


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