Museum of the City of New York. Panorama of New York City. Names like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty come to mind. But New York is much more than that.
What about those little nooks, crannies and crannies that many locals know about, New York's unusual treasures? Tucked away on Church Street, in Tribeca, is Dream House, a light and sound installation and an occasional performance venue. Although iterations of space have existed since the 1960s, the current version was created in 1993 by visual artist Marian Zazeela and minimalist composer La Monte Young. Dream House is the culmination of both works, with Young's continuous composition of sine waves and Zazeela's own lighting, which illuminates the rooms with a neon pink and purple glow. Located inside a modest apartment, with only a white neon sign on the front door that reads THE DREAMHOUSE as a guide, the space offers a meditative and fully immersive experience and allows visitors to stay as long as they want.
Photo of Alice Austen House by Elise Rolle under Creative Commons license Photo of the Noguchi Museum by Shinya Suzuki under Creative Commons license. The Accomplice is a unique interactive theatrical experience that takes place on the streets of New York City and allows you to explore different areas, try different restaurants and meet very interesting people. It's the only place outside of New York that offers boat trips to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. There are several islands in New York Harbor, one of them being Governor's Island, a 172-acre piece of land south of Manhattan.
Austen was one of the first female photographers to work outside the studio, capturing life on the streets of New York City during the Victorian era. It is located in the Queens Museum and shows the entire geography of New York with miniature buildings made to scale. Brooklyn Bridge Park is home to amazing views of New York's iconic skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty and, of course, the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge. As part of the construction of Central Park in the mid-19th century, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted created the North Woods sector to look like the Adirondack Forest in central New York.
Let's start this off the beaten path guide to New York with one of my favorite places to enjoy peace and quiet. One of New York City's best hidden gems for history lovers is the Fraunces Tavern, located in the historic financial district of Lower Manhattan. And the list of off-the-beaten-path locations has brought additional charm to the city, as well as to New York seekers. During the recent quarantine, a free exhibition was established in the courtyard, with new and modern photos and interviews with ordinary New Yorkers at the time of the pandemic.
There's much more to New York than just “Manhattan,” but visitors rarely venture further afield. So get ready to enjoy amazing views, a secret cable car ride and even the chance to see Jimmy Fallon live on stage, as here are New York's top off-the-beaten-path attractions. New York has Koneko, which includes other Japanese items, such as Japanese-themed snacks and sake, in addition to your favorite espresso and pastries.