New York City Travel Guide – Five Unique Sites
The High Line
The High Line is one of the more unique parks you will ever see, built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, it offers a truly unique experience New York City.
One many establishments with a claim of being New York’s oldest tavern, Pete’s at 129 East 18th Street has it fair share of history. It was a favorite spot for author O. Henry and according to local legend he wrote his acclaimed story “The Gift of the Magi” in the second booth from the front. During prohibition the bar operated as a “flower shop.”
Located in the East Village, Veselka is an Ukrainian restaurant that is well known for its comfort food and late night eats (it is open 24 hours). You can borscht, pierogi and more Ukrainian soul food as well as more traditional fare. You can find it anytime at 144 Second Avenue.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Offering the best view of Lower Manhattan you will ever find, the Promenade is well known destination, but lies just off the radar for many visitors. Made famous by cameo appearances in movies like Annie Hall and Moonstruck, it is one of the most romantic spots in New York City, and has been the destination for thousands of first dates, wedding proposals and anniversary celebrations. For a great day exploring New York City outside of Manhattan you can visit nearby Williamsburg and Prospect Park. All great places to make you see how much more there is to New York than what you find in Manhattan.
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
The items are hit and miss for sure, but it will always offer a great way to experience New York in an unique way. It is also a great reason to get out and explore a different neighborhood and get a bit wider view of New York. Along similar lines is the Antiques Garage at 112 West 25th Street in Chelsea.Find info on both here.
See the city as you know it from your favorite show or movie. You can visit sites like Columbia University and New York Public Library with a Ghostbusters themed tour, visit the Ed Sullivan Theater and John Lennon’s old apartment with a Beatles tour, or eat at Monk’s Restaurant on a Seinfeld trek.