6 Unusual Places To Visit In New York City

by | Aug 15, 2019 | Travel

When visiting the USA, finding the perfect location is something that can take time, but with a number of amazing locations in New York City, you will want to grab your ESTA and hop on the next flight to the states. In this article, we will be giving you a list of 6 unusual places for you to visit when spending time in this beautiful city. 

The Mmuesumm 

If you are looking for someone weird and unusual to the city then the Mmuesumm is by far one of the strangest. With the aim of telling a story about the modern world, the Mmuesumm is the perfect representation of modern journalism that evokes thought and is great for all the family. This interesting location is free to visit and has a number of different objects on show at any one time making it perfect for those that want to steer clear of the regular tourist traps. 

The Highline 

Another way for you to escape the city is to go above it and visiting the Highline is the perfect way to do exactly that. A public space located on the last remaining piece of freight line in Manhattan, this stunning public space is the perfect way for you to escape the noise of the city below whilst enjoying the very best of the music design and art. 

Hess’ Triangle 

The story behind this unusual triangle is one that dates back to 1928 when the Hess estate was pulled down to strengthen the road network and build the subway, however, he was not letting it go so easily. All that remains of this estate that is not public property is a 27 ½ inch triangle to with mosaic title claiming that the Hess estate was never dedicated for public purposes. This is now located outside a cigar shop off of seventh avenue and Christopher street if you want to take a look. 

The Dream House 

Another unusual location for you to visit in New York City is the dream house. Located off Church Street in TriBeCa this art installation located in a third-floor apartment building. This is a series of rooms filled with neon lights giving you the perfect escape from gyms and specialist restaurants. This is the perfect place to visit for those that love photography as the lights make for the perfect backdrop regardless of the time of day that you choose to visit.

Photo: John Cliett

The Elevated Acre

Much like the Highline, the elevated acre is the perfect location for those looking to enjoy a garden space without the noise of the city. Located high above the hustle and bustle, you can enjoy a number of food carts as well as some greener areas, to give you the perfect space to relax and unwind. Whether you venture here to watch the sunset, or you want to look at the moon, the elevated acre is perfect for you and your family. 


Houdini’s Grave

The final unusual location for you to visit is the grave of the great escape artist Houdini. This grand escape artist was buried in queens following his death in 1926 from a ruptured appendix. This grand escape artist was beloved by millions around the world and drew in crowds with his amazing escape acts, however his death remains somewhat of a mystery. Some say it was a punch from a McGill university student whilst others fay it was poison from spiritualists that cause the rapture. However, this grand grave is well worth visiting should you find the time. 

Whether you are traveling to New York in the summer or you are making your way to the city in time for Christmas, you can find a number of weird and wonderful locations for you to visit regardless of who you are traveling with. 

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