Welcome to New York! For a city that is squeezed into a very small space, New York city is bursting with fun and unusual things to do. You just need to know where to look. We’ve tracked down some of the most unique activities and places from the city so that you can come home with more than an “I Love NY” t-shirt.
First things first, you’ll want to find one of the best places to eat in New York. The Gramercy Park Hotel overlooks one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Manhattan. The stunning view over famous New York sights elevates the Gramercy Terrace to one of the best restaurants in the city.
2. Sweet Chick
Although this Japanese favorite opened in one a questionable section of Prospect Heights in 1985, Geido soon catapulted to fame. The popular restaurant is now home to renowned sushi chefs, a lengthy wait to be seated, and a colorful wall covered in graphic art made by previous diners!
7. IFC Center
BAM is a grand gesture. You can find an evening of entertainment in New York at the intimate setting of Sleep No More. This interactive work of theatre is an adaptation of Macbeth, taking place in the 1930’s along a block of restored warehouses in Manhattan, NY. As a member of the audience, you’ll interact with the story line.
9. The Box
What happens when you combine literature with charity? A bookstore dedicated to creating a warm and inviting environment for it’s community. Housing Works is a rare treat for both New York tourists and locals. In addition to a healthy stock of books and regular readings, this bookstore hosts everything from speed dating to clothing drives!
Are you looking for something a little more niche? You’ll probably find it at Forbidden Planet – this comic bookstore is home to one of the largest collections of comic books, graphic novels, science fiction, toys, and collectibles in the world. With such of diverse stock and knowledgeable staff, you’ll have plenty of fun things to do while in New York.
14. The Hole
Neue Galerie is a New York art museum dedicated to preserving and promoting early 20th century German and Austrian art and design. The museum spans two exhibition floor and covers various art movements such as the Brucke, the Bauhaus, and the Neue Sachlichkeit.
16. Space Ninety 8
17. The Market NYC
Thrift shopping can be really fun if you have the patience and knowhow to really shift through the fashion duds. There’s no need to worry about that at Beacon’s Closet – this chain of thrift stores is a popular New York fashion destination for urban fashionistas. It’s even a favorite with the ladies of Comedy Central’s hit, Broad City.
Most New York newcomers think that Tenoverten is simply a well-priced line of nail polish. You’ll be surprised to learn that Tenoverten also operates various nail salons over the city that offer stunning views of New York.
This article was written by Gabriela Barcenas.