New York City can be an overwhelming place, especially if you don’t know your way around. Just flying into NYC, the vastness of the city’s boroughs and the seemingly endless nature of the city can make the prospect of finding hidden gems appear slim. Fear not – below are five hidden New York hot spots that you should know about, whether you’re a local, there on or planning a fun getaway well in advance!
Elevated Acre is located right in the heart of the financial district, which seems like a pretty saturated place to find open areas with great views of the city – but that is exactly what Elevated Acre offers. In addition to views, it’s got grass and open space to sit and relax.
There is more green space to explore in New York City than just Central Park. Teardrop park on Warren Street is quiet, shady and offers a nice respite from the insane hustle and bustle of the city. Take a date for a picnic lunch to Teardrop park and impress her with your intimate knowledge of the city’s escapes.
Located right in the heart of Manhattan, you would think that anyone who’s anyone would know about this place already. It’s got a medieval museum and a park right on the north end of the island with spectacular panoramic views of the river, the Palisades, the Bronx and Manhattan.
This great little bar, modelled after prohibition-era speakeasies, is hidden behind a secret door in the Stone Coffee Shop. It’s got great cocktails and the vibe is chic, yet easy going. This is a great place to take a client or a date. We recommend trying the Martini.
The Raines Law Room
The Raines Law was actually one of many state laws that eventually resulted in Prohibition in the 1890’s. This place is certainly a bit hidden – and you need to actually knock on a door to enter. You’d also be well advised to call in advance and make a reservation. Refined crowd, amazing drink selection and a definite air of exclusivity.
If you are living in NYC or are travelling there for a weekend getaway, keep the above five New York hotspots in mind and be the lady that everyone turns to for advice on the cool places in town.