New York Visit Starter Pack Part 2

When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie. –  Ryan Adams

New York offers various attractions that highlight everything that the city can offer from culture to architecture, finance, and art. Although these attractions are a must see for anyone intending to visit New York it doesn’t capture the entirety of what the city has to offer. Here’s a quick list of the lesser known places to visit when you happen to drop by New York.

5 Off the Grid Places to Visit in New York City

  • The Piece of the Berlin Wall in Manhattan

The painted pieces of the Berlin wall can be seen in various places in New York (5 in total) the most notable of which is situated in 53rd street near Madison Avenue.

Flickr Joerg Moellenkamp
Photo Credit: Flickr- Joerg Moellenkamp

Source: Moellenkamp, Jeorg. “Part of The Berlin Wall near MoMA.” July 27, 2008

  • The GhostBusters Fire Station

For that pop culture fix the Hook and Ladder 8 fire station found in Tribeca was the fire station used as the headquarters of the Ghostbusters in the cult classic.

Flickr Eli Duke
Photo Credit: Flickr- Eli Duke

Source: Duke, Eli. “NYC: Ghostbusters Fire Station.” May 22, 2011

  • Greenacre Park

A serene escape from the fast paced lifestyle of the city Greenacre Park hosts a variety of foliage plus an enchanting 25 foot waterfall.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Source:Henderson, Jim “Greenacre Pk 215.” October 18, 2008.

  • Trinity Churchyard

A landmark showcasing what New York City architecture has to offer. This landmark expresses a medieval feel that is sure to stand out amidst the tall buildings of the city.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Source:Gryffindor “Trinity Church NYC.” January 1, 2010

  • New York Hall of Science

A place where history meets innovation, the NYSCI was built for the 1964 World’s fair and currently holds various exhibits and displays that are both interactive and informative.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Source: MusikAnimal. “Main Entrance to the New York Hall of Science.” February 16, 2015


There are a lot of off the grid locations and hidden attractions that can be found in the tapestry of culture which is New York City. A way to further enjoy the depth of the city is to ask locals about locations or attractions aside from the usual must-see’s of New York.


9 thoughts on “New York Visit Starter Pack Part 2”

  1. I love how your list has a mix of a little bit of everything– from pop culture to science to outdoor parks. You hear the same few places over and over, but this list was a nice change. I’ll definitely have to check this out the next time I’m in NYC

  2. Believe it or not — I’m probably one of the few people that I have never been to NYC. Crazy right? The one thing that I love about this post is that you discussed “non-typical_ tourist places. I love making my own path when I visit new places and seeing things that are different, nostalgic and all around FUN! NY is on the list for my husband and I soon. I will make sure I check some of these places out, Thanks again!

  3. I’ve visited New York three times. I haven’t seen any of these. I guess there is just so much to do and so much to take in. I absolutely love New York. I’ll check them out next time. I had a great time though. Watching The Lion King on Broadway has to be my favorite memory.

  4. I’ve never been in NY but I want to go soon! I’ll take note of all these spots as I don’t like visiting only the touristic places when I travel. Thanks!

  5. New York is my girlfriend’s dream. I’m planing to take her soon there. I’ve read your tips in the Part 1, as it was “famous” places I knew of, I have to admit that I didn’t know those in this post. They are very useful and I’ll surely remember all of them for when I’ll take her there. Thank you very much for the tips !

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