The Quirkiest Things To Do In New York

Things to do

New York is a fantastic city where you can find anything you want. Between Quidditch leagues and a Jedi school, quirky things to do are around every corner. Here are our favourites.

1. The Morris-Jumel Mansion

Home to regular exhibitions and apparently quite haunted, the Morris-Jumel mansion has a fascinating history.

2. Hollographic Studios Inc

Making holograms since the 60s, this little gallery is like no other.

3. Brazenhead Books

The self branded speakeasy bookshop is a well know secret amongst New Yorkers.

4. Goldbar

A luxurious bar in NoLita, covered in gold leaf all over, including a wall of gold skulls.

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5. Marilyn’s Subway Grate

Remember Marilyn Monroe’s iconic photo where her white dress flies in the wind in a risque manner? You can recreate it by going to the southwest corner of Lexington Avenue and 52nd street.

6. The Smile Face Museum

Love your emojis? Probably not so much as Mark Sachs who opened his Smile Face Museum in 1992.

7. Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

A crazy cat lady’s paradise, this abandoned hospital has been taken over by cats.

8. NYC’s Miniature Rainforest

A hidden tropical paradise open to everyone is located inside offices of the Ford Foundation on East 43rd street. The building is currently under renovation but will be open to the public again in the fall of 2018

9. The Ghostbusters Firehouse

Used for the exterior scenes of Ghostbusters, Hook & Ladder Company 8, is a functioning firehouse so please be aware for that when you go for selfies.

10. Federal Reserve Gold Vault

Over half a million gold bars are stored in NYC’s Federal Reserve, all of it belonging to other countries and available for the public to tour for free.

Now get ready to pick up your cameras, grab your friends and explore the city!


This post was written by

Kristine Tsiknaki

Hey! I'm Kristine and I love writing about fun things to do in London. Check out my London and travel photography on instagram @DarcRose22