What are some interesting things to do in NY? I'm not interested in the normal sites, I would prefer to submerse myself in its culture.
I will be there from the beginning of september, I've heard of the Big apple greeter tours does anyone else have any other tips for me?
When you say interesting and not normal, what exactly do you mean? I dont like doing the package thing, but always enjoy the museums in NYC especially the Met and the MoMo.
If you want local culture, then pick an area and walk round it. I did this and found some amazing buildings and street life - such as the Tenement Museum http://www.tenement.org/
I liked walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, visiting Harlem and friends highly recommend http://www.harlemheritage.com/walking_tours.shtml
NYC just cries out for you to walk and explore. over 10 years ago
Well everyone normally goes to see the big lady (Statue of Liberty) Wall st, and the big shopping district but I really don't appreciate shopping, so just after something that not everyone will see.
Will check out those links, I guess its one of those cities where getting lost is the point of it. over 10 years ago
Check out the Apple Store at the top of 5th Avenue (opposite Central Park), it's just like other stores but it's Steve Job's Apple temple and I think it's still 24 hour!
Make sure you sample the New York style pizza - it's great and you won't find the same thing anywhere else!
Head down to Wall St and wander around, it's an interesting place to see. Also visit the 9/11 site as it's truly amazing how large the site is and quite eerie.
If you're adventurous head to Queens and have a look around - it's a bit ghetto but has some good beer gardens and gives you a good feel of the grittier side of NYC.
Have a great time exploring! over 10 years ago
I would check out the High Line - a disused railway track converted into a public space spanning 22 city blocks and connecting three neighbourhoods -the Meatpacking District, Hell’s Kitchen and West Chelsea
Enjoy! over 10 years ago
Also - try the Shake Shack. There are several locations in the city - they make AMAZING burgers and shakes. Lots of locals love it, and lines are usually long (like 10 -30 minutes long), so go with friends and be ready to stand around. Totally worth it.
You could also make your way to Columbia University - the campus is beautiful and walking along on the West Side heading downtown from there is beautiful with lots of parks and greenery. Also the cafe from Seinfeld is near the Uni. about 10 years ago