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500+ Cool, Hidden & Unusual Things To Do In New York City

by SharonKurheg

When you visit a city enough times, you may get to the point where you feel like you’ve “seen it all.” Such was the case for Joe and me in NYC. After all, we had both grown up in the area and still went to visit several times. a year. The Broadway shows we went to see would change (well, except when we were seeing a favorite one again. And again. And…again. Don’t judge.), but eventually we had been to all the museums, parks and general tourist attractions we thought we could (or wanted to).

Well, now I have a whole new list that should keep us busy for a good, long while.


For years, Atlas Obscura has been my go-to for going down rabbit holes and finding weird places. Why it never dawned on me to check it out for the Big Apple when we thought we had hit everything we could ever want to is beyond me. But there you go.

Not everything they list is accessible to the general public, but a lot of it is. We’re talking the New York Transit Museum (including a tour of the Old City Hall station), Obscura Antiques & Oddities, New York Federal Gold Vault tour, Sunshine Laundromat (Joe’s gonna love that one!) (Joe, YASSSSSS! You had me at beer and pinball), and a whole, WHOLE lot more.

Geesh, and I thought I was hot stuff when I reported on The Museum of Sex, places in NYC for geeks and nerds, how you can really have Breakfast At Tiffany’s, and the hotel with the adults only miniature golf course at its rooftop bar in NYC.

So…for those of you who are looking for something “new and different” while visiting the city that never sleeps, check out these pages:



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