Not-So-Typical NYC Attractions

The top sites to see in New York are no secret to most people. The first places that come to everyone’s mind are usual, Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and of course Times Square.

The next time you want something a little different, take a look at our list of not-so-typical places to enjoy the Big Apple:

 The Brooklyn Bridge:

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When it opened in 1883 this bridge was a feat of engineering and reminds us today of NYC’s architectural innovation over the years. The Brooklyn Bridge was the first structure to cross the East River and uniquely utilizes steel-wire cables, invented by the bridge’s original designer.

Today the bridge provides tourists and locals with an amazing view in both directors from its pedestrian walkway.

Walkway located at Cadman Plaza East near Prospect St, Dumbo, Brooklyn

The Ramble, Central Park:

ramP0013674The Ramble is a portion of Central Park made up of 38 acres of lush woodlands. Different from what most might expect, the Ramble is made up of a maze of winding pathways and trails and is known for being a great location to bird watch. Countless species of plants and flowers take up much of the grounds while the Gill, a man-made steam runs throughout most of the ramble.

Gantry Plaza State Park:

10390528_10100482152080299_8845965764060741031_nMost people traveling to New York have never even heard of this waterfront gem. Located in Long Island City, Queens Gantry Plaza State Park sits on 12 acres of stunning land along the East River. Visitors can take in the amazing views of the Manhattan skyline including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. Take a stroll down the waterfront paths or through the gardens, relax in the sun chairs or explore one of the four piers within the park.

Just a short trip from Manhattan, Gantry Plaza is close to both the 7 Train and the E Train as well as just a few minutes from the Queensboro Bridge.

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  1. Thanks for the very useful tips! This is the kind of info. that people appreciate when visiting iconic places such as NYC. On my next visit, I’ll certainly make sure I’ll see the sites you have suggested. :<))

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