WHAT TO SEE IN NYC
POINTS OF INTEREST IN NEW YORK CITY
Visitors to the Big Apple know to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the top of the Empire State Building. Rockefeller Center and Times Square are obvious spots to visit too. But what about the lesser known points of interest in New York City? Based in New York City, BlueOrange Travel knows the best things to do and see in the city. Read on for ideas of the best, but not as well known, things to do when you visit the city. Then contact NYC Travel Agency BlueOrange to start planning your unforgettable trip.
EXPLORERS CLUB HEADQUARTERS
46 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021
Stroll through the artifacts and artwork from the “golden age” of exploration. See artifacts from the arctic and Africa, books, animal taxidermy (including a yeti scalp), expeditions flags and more from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Stop by for a lecture or to admire the collection.
CITY HALL STATION
Along the original New York City subway lines is the City Hall Station that includes beautiful architectural details, chandeliers and vaulted ceilings. In 1945, the station closed to accommodate longer trains and growing numbers of passengers, but you can go and admire the details and beauty of this original station.
SEA GLASS CAROUSEL
The location of the beautiful Sea Glass Carousel was inspired by the city’s original aquarium that was once in the same spot. Now a nautilus-shaped pavilion is home to a carousel where visitors can ride in one of 30 massive, fiberglass fish with color-changing LED lights that remind of bioluminescence and the depths of the ocean.
Grand Central Station
Housed in one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs is a place where you can whisper secrets with your closest friends across the room and no one else will hear. Because of the perfect acoustic arch near the Oyster Bar and Restaurant, the quietest sounds travel across the room. Admire the architecture and beauty of Grand Central, and share your secrets, publically and privately at the same time.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS MEMORIAL
Located across from the Dakota, the Strawberry Fields Memorial stands in tribute to singer, songwriter and peace activist John Lennon. Dedicated as a place for meditation and quiet, the memorial is often decorated with flowers or other mementos meant to honor Lennon.
400-428 W 141st Street, New York, New York
Given the popularity of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical, Alexander Hamilton’s house has become more of a must-visit in recent years. The Federal-style home in Colonial Harlem was finished just two years before the Founding Father was shot. Now the home is owned by the National Park Service and decorated as historians speculate the way Eliza and Alexander may have furnished their home.
JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY
425 6th Avenue, New York, New York, 10011
The Jefferson Market Library began its life as a courthouse in 1877, but this beautiful building is now part of the city’s public library system. With a red-brick clock tower, colorful stained glass and intricate architectural details, visitors can admire unbeatable views of the city from the Village.
GIANT NEEDLE AND BUTTON
39th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10018
Marking the city’s Garment District is a giant sculpture of a needle and button. Marking the area’s information booth, the sculpture celebrates the sewing and creativity that the area is well known for. Unveiled in 1996, the needle is 31 feet long, and the button is 14 feet across.
PANORAMA OF THE CITY NEW YORK
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
Built on the grounds of two World’s Fairs, the Queens Museum is home to an intricate, 3-D scale replica of New York City. Now the crown jewel of the museum, the Panorama is a favorite of locals and visitors to the city.
MUSEUM OF FOOD AND DRINK
62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, NY
Eat, drink, smell and taste your way through the flavors of the city and the world at the first-ever museum dedicated to food culture. Cooks, foodies and anyone who can appreciate delicious flavors will love this museum’s seasonal exhibits and inspired tastes.
THE HIGH LINE
Washington Street and Gansevoort Street, New York, NY, 10014
Stroll along The High Line, the converted elevated train line that has been transformed into a successful urban park. With benches, greenery and a raised path through Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the park is now one of the best places to catch a city sunset.