Nobody does hipster and cool like New York City. Always at the forefront of the latest happenings and trends, the city is alive with things to do and see that are the epitome of cool. When you step away from the popular and well-known landmarks, you can explore the hipster side of the city and experience a New York that is unique, creative, innovative and, of course, interesting. Luxury travel agent BlueOrange is based in the city and knows the best spots to visit, both those that are obvious and ones that are even cooler than that.
Look into the lives of immigrants who landed in New York in the 19th and 20th centuries at the Tenement Museum. This special gallery, housed in two converted tenements, helps tell the story of the people who moved to Manhattan’s Lower East Side and help to define the city to make it the culturally diverse and ever-changing space that it is today. Discover the American Dream through the eyes of refugees, migrants and immigrants and hear a story like you’ve never heard before.
Union Square Greenmarket
Each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday stop by Union Square for the most amazing Greenmarket. While there are local and organic vegetables and fruits, also look for items like cheeses; maple syrup; meats; wine, beer and spirits; soaps and more. Established in 1976, this market is a favorite of locals and the perfect place to enjoy a cooking demonstration, chat with a farmer or people watch.
Tango Lessons in Central Park
Between June and September, you can practice your Argentine tango in Central Park. Hosted by New York Tango, this weekly event has been matching up dance partners for over two decades. All skill levels are welcome to come and learn to tango, but be sure to be there at 7:30 if you’re a beginner. Even if you don’t want to dance, stopping by to watch the couples move to the music is worth it.
Harlem Food Tour
For a soulful experience, try eating your way through Harlem on a food tour. The large neighborhood has emerged as a foodie paradise in the city that offers an array of dining choices. Both big on history and flavor, the area lets you indulge yourself with delicious Soul Food choices like biscuits, bacon and waffles, eggs and fried chicken and more, all that boast African and Caribbean flavors you don’t want to miss.
Daybreaker Dance Parties
Instead of hitting the gym early in the morning, get ready for an amazing, early morning dance party. Daybreaker hosts pop-up parties all over the city between 6 and 9 a.m., so you can keep the party started or get your workout on before heading into work. Without a specific location or theme, these early morning dance parties are a cool way to start your day.
Music in Washington Square Park
Each day, musicians share their talents in Washington Square Park, but Saturday mornings might be the best time to catch the show. Grab your favorite cup of coffee and be ready to stay a while and enjoy live pianists and other performers in a beautiful location.
Step outside of the expected tourist destinations, and explore the cooler, hipster side of New York City. BlueOrange Travel is ready to help you plan your luxury visit to the city or worldwide.