Escape to a world of green at this park in the sky between two skyscrapers. The Elevated Acre is down in the Financial District on Water Street. The park offers views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Hudson River. The park recently added a beer garden with a few different beers on tap, making it a perfect place to relax with friends after a hectic city day.
620 Loft and Gallery
Many tourists add Rockefeller Center to their NYC to-do list, but not many people know about the secret garden hidden above the busy streets. 620 Loft and Gallery is a roof garden originally designed by English landscaper Ralph Hancock. The gardens have been closed to the public since 1938 but people can spot it from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. If you like staying away from the crowds, look at the world’s most underrated travel destinations.
Grand Central Whispering Gallery
Grand Central Station certainly isn’t a hidden gem of New York City, but not many people know about the secret architectural feature that lets you whisper to someone across the room. Right in front of the Oyster Bar and Restaurant is an archway, if you and a friend stand in opposite corners and whisper into the wall the sound will be transmitted over the arch no matter how loud Grand Central is around you.