Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Alice Austen House
Alice Austen House

(718) 816-4506

2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305   Directions

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While exploring Staten Island, stop at the Alice Austen House for a unique museum experience. The Dutch Colonial style home, often referred to as Clear Comfort, was built between 1690 and 1750, and belonged to photographer Alice Austen until 1945. The home now houses a museum featuring work from Austen and other photographers. The Austen House also offers etiquette classes, art camps and small concerts.

American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

(212) 571-4470

75 Varick St
New York, NY 10013   Directions

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Money talks at the American Numismatic Society, where you can learn everything you need to know about coins, currency, medals, and tokens from all cultures, past and present. The society's collection is comprised of over 800,000 objects from a variety of cultures and time periods. The ANS has a permanent exhibit featured at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York called Drachmas Doubloons and Dollars: The History of Money. The American Numismatic Society is the foremost institution of its kind in the nation.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden

(718) 274-4925

29-19 24th Ave
Astoria, NY 11105   Directions

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Enjoy a beer at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. Opened in 1910, the Bohemian Hall is now the last original beer garden in all of NYC. The garden offers beers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain and the United State of America. While you're fueling up on delicious brews, try something from the menu; the hall serves Czech and Slovakian cuisine and some American favorites.

Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn Brewery

(718) 486-7422

79 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249   Directions

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Take your appreciation for beer to another level by touring the Brooklyn Brewery. The brewery offers daily tours where you can try up to four different brews and buy pints afterward. We all know that beer drinking can work up an appetite so venture out into the surrounding neighborhood for some NYC cuisine.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

(212) 504-4115

New York City, NY

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When you're in NYC, you can't miss the world-famous attraction that is the Brooklyn Bridge. The bridge was completed in 1883, making it one of the oldest suspension bridges in the nation and an essential piece of the city's skyline. The bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, extending 1,595.5 feet over the East River. It is equipped with six lanes to accommodate vehicles and a walkway along the centerline for pedestrians and bicycles.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy

(718) 802-0603

334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201   Directions

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Get an up-close look at the Brooklyn Bridge while you hang out at the 85-acre, waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. The park stretches across the waterfront in the vicinity of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges on land that was overlooked and inaccessible for decades. Although the park is still under construction, the Pier 1 and Pier 6 sections are open to the public – meaning you can enjoy beautiful views of the city right next to the bridge. The park is set to be 66% completed by 2013.

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

(212) 316-7540

1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th St
New York, NY 10025   Directions

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The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The church and must-see attraction is located in Manhattan's Morningside Heights on Amsterdam Avenue, and is the fourth largest Christian church in the world. The cathedral is nicknamed St. John the Unfinished due to it's on-again, off-again construction processes throughout the years from laying down the cornerstone in 1892 until renovations after a 2001 fire were completed in 2008. Former Mayor Ed Koch once said jokingly, "I am told that some of the great cathedrals took over five hundred years to build. But I would like to remind you that we are only in our first hundred years."

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building

(212) 504-4115

405 Lexington Ave
Manhattan, NY 10174   Directions

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You may have seen the famous Chrysler Building in some of its small-screen and silver-screen appearances like the Saturday Night Live Coneheads skit, the Futurama cartoon, and movies like Deep Impact, Godzilla, Armageddon, Fantastic Four, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and Spiderman, among others. But these cameos don't show this building true justice, and nothing compares to seeing the historic Chrysler Building up-close. The building, completed in 1930, is considered to be one of the finest buildings in New York City and was recently ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

(718) 881-8900

2640 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10458   Directions

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The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage is located in the Bronx, NYC and is the former home of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of Poe Park. Edgar Allan Poe is responsible for works like The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum. Fans of literature will appreciate this attraction.

Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall National Memorial

(212) 825-6990

26 Wall St
New York, NY 10005   Directions

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Another of New York City's many famous landmarks, the Federal Hall National Memorial resides on the also-famous Wall Street. The hall operates as a museum and features exhibits like George Washington's Inauguration Gallery that displays the Bible used to swear him into office, Freedom of the Press illuminates the imprisonment of John Peter Zenger, Journey to Federal Hall is an eight minute video noting the history of the Federal Hall and more. Visit this attraction to see its well-known bronze statue of George Washington perched on the front steps. The statue was erected in 1882 and commemorates the site where he was inaugurated as the first US President.

General Grant National Memorial
General Grant National Memorial

(212) 666-1640

122nd St and Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10027   Directions

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Take in the beauty of the General Grant National Memorial, the final resting place of America's 18th President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia. The mausoleum and memorial sits overlooking the Hudson River and is the largest tomb in North America. Explore the visitor center to learn about the impressive life of General Grant.

Gotham Divers
Gotham Divers

(212) 780-0879

125 E 4th St
New York, NY 10003   Directions

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When you think of New York City and its surrounding areas, you don't really think much of water recreation like diving. The people at Gotham Divers are here to tell you that the waters around the city are full of booming wildlife and shipwrecks that make incredible underwater sights to see. Get certified at Gotham Divers and head out for the underwater excursion of a lifetime.

Gracie Mansion
Gracie Mansion

(212) 676-3060

88 E End Ave
New York, NY 10028   Directions

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Gracie Mansion is the home of the New York City mayor. The home was built in 1799 and is one of the oldest wooden structures in Manhattan. The Gracie house is used for important city business and is open for tours on certain days of the week.

LaGuardia and Wagner Archives
LaGuardia and Wagner Archives

(718) 482-5065

3110 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101   Directions

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For a New York City history lesson, skip the text book and head straight to the source at the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives. The archives were established in an effort to collect, preserve and make available primary information chronicling the social and political history of New York City. The archives serve researchers, journalists, students, exhibit planners and others. Some documents the LaGuardia and Wagner Archives has in its possession include papers of several mayors, the records of the New York City Council, the New York City Housing Authority, the piano maker Steinway & Sons and a Queens History Collection.

Morris-Jumel Mansion
Morris-Jumel Mansion

(212) 923-8008

65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032   Directions

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The Morris-Jumel Mansion served as George Washington's headquarters in 1776 during the American Revolution, as the home's hilltop location offered strategic views of the Harlem River, the Bronx, Long Island, the Hudson River, and the New Jersey Palisades. Now, the mansion hosts a variety of exhibits that describe a variety of historic elements that range from war to fashion, politics, art and more.

New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza

(212) 471-9496

55 Water St
New York, NY 10041   Directions

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Take the time to pay your respects to our military by visiting the New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza. The memorial features Honor Plaques, a Reflecting Fountain, a Memorial Wall featuring letters from soldiers, and the Walk of Honor, etched with all 1,741 names of those who were killed in Vietnam.

New York Hall of Science
New York Hall of Science

(718) 699-0005

47-01 111th St
Queens, NY 11368   Directions

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There are over 450 exhibits at the New York Hall of Science, and your family will love exploring the attractions here together. From Marvelous Molecules to Hidden Kingdoms and the Realm of the Atom, the exhibits here aim to provoke thought, and explain some of the wonders of science.

Rose Center for Earth and Space
Rose Center for Earth and Space

(212) 769-5100

81st St
New York, NY 10024   Directions

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Have some out-of-this-world family fun at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. The planetarium uses current data to depict accurate formations of space for audiences to see up close. Explore the Center as a family and check out exhibits like the Helibrun Cosmic Pathway, a time-line that illustrates the history of the universe.

Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park

(718) 956-1819

32-01 Vernon Blvd
Queens, NY 11106   Directions

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Fans of art and sculpture will enjoy a stroll through the Socrates Sculpture Park, founded by an American sculptor named Mark di Suvero in 1986. What was once an abandoned landfill is now an outdoor exhibition space for sculpture and large-scale work. The park hosts events and programs like kids workshops, adult workshops, kite making and flying, fitness programs, outdoor cinema, and much more. In addition to encouraging and showcasing the creative expression of the featured artists, the park provides an environment conducive to artists, artwork and social interaction.

St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral

(212) 753-2261

14 E 51st St
New York, NY 10022   Directions

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St. Patrick's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the city. The building serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and occupies an entire city block. The famous cathedral is one of many New York City National Historic Landmarks and is a sight of NYC you must see.

The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection

(212) 288-0700

1 E 70th St
New York, NY 10021   Directions

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Enjoy the artworks that comprise The Frick Collection. The collection is housed in the former Henry Clay Frick House, a house that had a reputation for being one of the most opulent houses on Fifth Avenue at a time when the now-famed avenue was abundant with mansions and private clubs.

The High Line
The High Line

(212) 206-9922

820 Washington St
New York, NY 10014   Directions

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The High Line is a park on the lower west side of Manhattan. The park is built on a section of the freight railroad that runs 1.45 miles from the Meat Packing District up to 20th Street. After further development, the park will stretch through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard. The park offers attractions and design, garden, family, art and history programs.

Times Square
Times Square

(212) 997-5004

New York City, NY

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Times Square is located in Manhattan and is one of the many symbols of New York City and the United States. ForbesTraveler.com named Times Square the most popular tourist destination in the country. Times Square intersects at Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. While in New York City, there's no way that you can miss this world-famous attraction.

Trinity Church
Trinity Church

(212) 602-0800

75 Broadway
New York, NY 10006   Directions

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Another of New York City's famous landmarks, Trinity Church is a must-see work of architectural beauty. Located at the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway in Manhattan, the historic church and architectural attraction dates back to 1846 and is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The church is still operating today, offering a full schedule of prayer and Eucharistic services and hosting weddings and baptisms. Trinity Church also features a museum showcasing the history of the church, changing art, and religious and cultural exhibits.

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