7 Secret Sights in New York That Will Leave You Astonished ...


One of the greatest things that I love about living in Brooklyn is discovering secret sights in New York.

This city has a lot of history embedded into its culture, offering an expansive amount of attractions that are visited by tourists and locals alike.

When I first heard about a few of these places, I found myself intrigued as I was never one to resist mysteries.

From abandoned stations to underground bowling alleys, you will be amazed at just how many secret sights in New York are not actually hidden at all.2

1. City Hall Station

City Hall Station

The first point on this list of secret sights in New York is now general knowledge amongst locals.

The intricate design featured in this cathedral-like station is absolutely stunning.

After being closed in 1945, it was initially supposed to be re-opened as a museum;

this explains the preservation of this beautiful subway station.

The best way to catch a glimpse of this is to stay on the 6 train after its final stop at Brooklyn Bridge (although MTA workers usually check to ensure that no one is left on the train).

I have also heard that official tours are offered.

2. Waldorf Astoria – Track 61

Waldorf Astoria – Track 61

Located under Grand Central Terminal Station, track 61 was initially a loading platform.

It was then used as a way to escort special guests into the hotel without public scrutiny.

Franklin D.

Roosevelt is said to have traveled here by driving his car into the enormous train car and then transporting it up a spacious elevator.2

3. "the Underbelly Project" Art Show

"the Underbelly Project" Art Show

This next sight has been hidden extremely well;

no one knows the exact location of the subway station that the street art is featured in.

New York Times reporter Jasper Rees stated that the "gallery, whose existence has been a closely guarded secret, closed on the same night it opened." This is quite an interesting concept.

Whispering Gallery
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