Manhattan often feels like an idea instead of a physical location, but there’s far more to it than the most commonly named sites in tour guides and online listicles. Not only does this city offer the chance to try something new whenever you want to, but you can also see and experience things in this city of millions of people that only thousands have even glanced at before.
These are four lesser-known landmarks anyone should check out in Manhattan!
Although Manhattan is one of the most easily recognizable cities on Earth, it still stands apart as one that holds more intrigue than any other. From the amazing landmarks most don’t realize are here to the creative people who live here and call it home, you’d be amazed at how much can surprise you here.
Seeing less common sites that tourists usually skip over ensures that more companies and people are supported, which ensures they continue to thrive, instead of all tourism money going to five or six companies. Although there’s no way to hit every landmark in the city, these four need more love.
This tiny museum takes up what was once a military residence at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Once employing over 70,000 people, you can enjoy the incredible beauty this building still has while taking in the incredible weight of its history.
Museums are one of the top reasons expecting families to start looking at Manhattan real estate: a chance to help their kids learn and grow curious about the world around them. The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is an estate from the 1600s that is now a beautiful museum showing off furnishings, a carriage house, and beautiful formal gardens that would wow anyone.
This cultural center was once a home of retired sailors, but it’s become a beautiful harbor of peace and calm where visitors can catch their breath while taking in all of the incredible details and work it took to create this park. Stretching out over 83 acres, not only does this space have a botanical garden, but it’s also surrounded by beautiful cobblestone parks and Victorian DNA Tudor homes. In one area is the Chinese Scholar’s Garden, with beautiful landscaping meant to replicate mountains out of displaced rocks.
Over a hundred years ago, this cemetery was almost as popular as Niagara Falls. Full of Victorian cherubs and gargoyles, this gorgeous cemetery is the final resting place of over half a million New Yorkers. Included in these are the incredible artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and well-known names Leonard Bernstein and Boss Tweed. There’s more here than just famous graves; of course, the incredible architecture and beautiful plant life and scenery ensure you can enjoy the beauty here, even in such an unassuming location.
Although Manhattan may be well known on a global scale, it still holds countless mysteries in these streets. Get to know these landmarks, and you’ll be fascinated with the city as well.