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The Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building, Broadway, Central Park … there’s quite a list of familiar tourist attractions in New York that are everybody’s sightseeing list.

But what are those streets and avenues hiding?

If you want to get up close and personal and get and take a big juicy bite to get to the core of the Big Apple, where do you go?2

1. Secret Subway Exit in Brooklyn

Secret Subway Exit in Brooklyn

One particular townhouse at 58 Joralemon Street in fact isn’t a townhouse at all, but rather a subway exit!

You can tell the difference by the fact that the fake house has tinted windows, and inside there are only boxes and stairs.

The building is used to ventilate all of the Brooklyn subway lines.

2. World Trade Center Sphere

World Trade Center Sphere

This statue once lived between the Twin Towers, and it was miraculously not destroyed during 9/11.

It has been moved to Battery Park and has been equipped with an eternal flame to pay tribute to all the victims of the disastrous terrorist attack.

3. East Greenacre Park

East Greenacre Park

Located at 217 East 51st Street, there is actually a park in the middle of midtown that boasts a real waterfall!

It is the perfect place to pull up a chair and enjoy the New York sunshine with some nature at hand.

4. Roosevelt Island Hospital

Roosevelt Island Hospital

This building was once a dedicated smallpox hospital, but the Roosevelt Island building that resembles a castle is now abandoned and makes for a particularly creepy spot of urban exploration.2

5. C-Squat


Known as the C-Squat, a huge building in the East Village on 155 Avenue C has been taken over by squatters and modified with amazing skateboarding ramps and even a stage area for shows.

6. Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill in Brooklyn was named after an Irish battle of 1798, and the area feels super historic with cobblestone streets and home buildings that date as far back as the 1800s.

Cobble Hill Tunnel
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