People are invariably attracted by the pulsating vibes in the NYC. They are attracted by the great skyline, which is perhaps the best in the world. However, this place has a lot more to offer as it is always teeming with culture, art, markets, and a great number of secret spots that offer a pleasant surprise to the visitors. The surprising aspect is that even locals are so much engrossed in their daily routine that they too might not have heard about or explored these scintillating spots. Here are these top quality secret spots that are sure to appeal the tourists.
City Hall Station
City Hall Station in NYC has been declared a ghost station, as reaching this station entails taking sharp curves on the way, which is not feasible for the train to do with heavy volume of commuters. This elegant station got built in 1904 and remained intact till the mid of 20th century. It is one of the most eye-catching spots with skylights, Guastavino tile vaults, as well as Romanesque Architecture. One could see the spot by enrolling in the tours organised by New York Transit Museum. Or, if one fails to get off the train at Brooklyn Bridge, then he might have the chance to see this spot, as the train reaches the spot in order to prepare to get back to the Downtown.
The Bowling Alley Located Under Henry C. Frick Collection Museum
Frick Collection Museum is among those museums that exhibit astonishing pieces of European Art. It is a great museum with whopping 16 galleries displaying astonishing pieces of art. However, the secret spot that is sure to exhilarate the tourists is the bowling alley that is hidden in the cellar of the mansion. This bowling alley got built in 1914 by Frick.
The New York Public Library Book Vault
This hidden spot is sure to be loved by book lovers. It is located beneath Bryant Park, and is attached to the unmistakable New York Public Library. One has access to rarest books here. However, this vault is opened to the general public for a limited amount of time in a year, and the operator of the library could certainly tell the people about the timings when it is going to remain opened.
High Bridge- Harlem
High Bridge in Harlem offers a stunning experience as one is able to see spectacular views of New York City. To get to the bridge one needs to get off at Washington Heights Station and go through Highbridge Park.
The Rooftop Gardens-Rockefeller Center
The Rockefeller Center is an iconic spot in NYC, since it is among one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in NYC. However, few people are aware of the rooftop garden of this building which offers a great respite from the crowded world. There is a garden, a reflective and well-maintained pool, and well-tended flowers.
The Whispering Spot-The Grand Central Terminal
Besides the regular commuters, there are a number of curious visitors who visit The Grand Central Terminal to visit the ‘whispering gallery,’ which allows people standing at far ends to communicate with each other by talking straight into the wall there. It is an acoustic trick, and a great thing to explore.