Editor's Note: We've reached out to New Yorkers and asked about some places in New York City that they think are great for tourist. The places mentioned in this article is based on the opinions of 5 New Yorkers and for the most part are not mainstream tourist attractions.
Bayside, Queens seems like your typical quiet, suburban neighborhood, but is actually so much more than that! Fort Totten is one the many places you can marvel in. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you probably heard of the Iron Throne being at Fort Totten some time last year. If the Iron Throne isn’t there, there is still plenty to do at the beautiful park. Enjoy the summer breeze while biking, taking a walk, or going for a run alongside the scenic views of the breathtaking Little Neck Bay. Also located in Fort Totten is the Bayside Historical Society, which is home to many cultural events and historical displays. The elegant buildings are picture-worthy and make you feel as if you have entered a different realm.
Moving down onto Bell Boulevard, you will find yourself in the heart of Bayside. Looking for a new cuisine to try? Want to find a fun activity to do with friends? In dire need of new glasses? Bell Boulevard has it all! With store after store lining the streets, you will never find yourself bored. The friendly faces and cleanliness of the neighborhood are one of the perks of being a Bayside community member.
One of the loveliest and most historic sites in Brooklyn is the Green-Wood Cemetery, which borders the neighborhoods of South Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park. It was founded in 1838 and takes up more than 470 acres. It's a National Historic Landmark for many reasons!
Unless you are completely spooked by the prospect of visiting an active cemetery, you should come to this beautifully designed, park-like cemetery when you're in New York City. It boasts great views in the hilliest section (known as Battle Hill, the highest point in Brooklyn), and the main entrance on Fifth Avenue is a dramatic example of Late Gothic style. The grounds are well maintained and full of lovely trees and flowers.
Throughout the year Green-Wood hosts various enjoyable activities such as concerts, tours (some specially designed for teachers), military reenactments, art exhibitions, play readings and more. People come here to stroll, jog, sketch and commune with nature.
Among the famous people buried here are composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein
, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, actor Frank Morgan (best known for "The Wizard of Oz"), composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and inventor-college benefactor Peter Cooper. Soldiers from various wars are interned here, including a group who served in the Civil War. Green-Wood is a place to look, learn and reflect on life in New York City.
New-York Historical Society
You can't say you've truly experienced New York City until you've visited its oldest museum, the New-York Historical Society, founded in 1904. Since 1908 it's been housed in a stately building on Central Park West. Just across the street is the American Museum of Natural History.
The Society, which includes a renowned library, has fascinating permanent collections and exhibits of artifacts and documents of New York City and American history, as well as artworks and a wonderful grouping of Tiffany glass pieces. The archives of the esteemed Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are kept here. Visitors of all ages, from young children to adults, the general public and scholars, all come here to look and learn. There is a children's section, the Center for Women's History, and throughout the year there are many lectures, tours, performances and other special events.
Over the years I have seen many wonderful exhibitions here, including Beer Here: Brewing New York's History; The Grateful Dead; Now Playing; Muhammad Ali, LeRoi Neiman and the Art of Boxing; and Batteries Not Included: Toys and Trains at the NYHS. And nearly everyone who walks by wants to take photos of (and pose with) the life-size entrance statues of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Spend a few hours here and then stroll into Central Park!
New World Mall Chinatown,Queens
Step into Chinatown of Flushing, Queens to feel like you've taken a trip into the Eastern world despite still being in America. Flushing holds the biggest Chinatown in New York and what really makes it stand out is the food and the Hong Kong vibes. Head over to New World Mall
, which is just across the street once you get off the 7 train. Once you're in there, one of the best parts is the food court! Take the escalator down and smell the variety of freshly cooked Chinese food.
There's options for dumplings, noodles, hotpot, meat, vegetables and of course, boba! They taste super delicious and authentic. Another great part of New World Mall is its supermarket where you can buy some food to prepare at your bed and breakfast or for some snacks to pack up. It's filled with the freshest fruits, vegetables, meat and live seafood. They also have a wide range of Asian products and their prices are relatively cheaper than other supermarkets. In New World Mall, you will experience the melting pot of Asian culture amidst the bustling city life in New York.
is among the noisy midtown Manhattan a spot to disconnect and relax. The venue is ubicated at 605 W 48th St, and belongs to the rooftop of the seven floors of Stage 48 club. This is a place destined for the outdoors and great food
(try the Mexican food the venue offers). Under a colorful decoration with rainbows umbrellas, and the freshness of holding plants the public appreciates Latin music, and the latest hip-hop radio hits while having longer conversations.
The chef Saul Montiel
is on charge of the spot’ s taste. Cantina Rooftop represents a new generation of New Yorkers that will not accept a simple restaurant because they are looking for a pleasant environment, and a fun ambient to bring friends and family. The distribution of tables and the rooftop location in Hell Kitchen gives this venue the feeling of oasis. A modern concept of dinner for New York nightlife and its necessities. Cantina Rooftop is more than a rooftop the perfect combination between the streets and the sky.