New York City, a notoriously exciting metropolis is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been living here for the past 5 decades, there’s absolutely no way you’ve conquered even half of what this bustling city stands for. While I cannot deny that most of us have familiarized ourselves with this city’s endless avenues and streets and intriguing attractions, there’s a lot more left to explore in this big, bold city.
Sure, it’s true that we cannot miss on destinations like the Empire State Building; everyone should see it at least once, but it’s completely rewarding and thrilling to skip a couple of mainstream destinations and start out off the beaten path. Let’s head further and take a glance at some of the quirkiest destinations in NYC:
- Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn: It’s a death-centric, one-of-its-kind museum focused on neglected, forgotten histories, highlighting themes such as nature, death, anatomy, society, curiosity, etc.
- Art Library, Brooklyn: With over 36,000 sketchbooks from over 100 countries, Brooklyn Art Library is a real delight for every independent art fan.
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday to Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
- Obscura Antiques and Oddities, Manhattan: It’s a high-end antique shop featuring rare, exotic items. While the store may come across as snug, they do have a mammoth collection of oddities, along with their own TV show.
Hours: Monday to Saturday – 12 noon to 8 pm
Sunday – 12 noon to 7 pm
- Fantasma Magic, Times Square: Within walking distance from Times Square lies Fantasma Magic, USA’s most exemplary magic shops. Also within the premises is The Houdini Museum of New York dedicated to the master magician and performer Harry Houdini.
Hours: Monday to Friday – 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday – 10 am to 5 pm