When it comes to non touristy things to do in NYC, no one knows better than the locals—so we asked them.
Fort Tryon Park was the site of a Revolutionary War battle, the estate of a wealthy horseman from Chicago, and eventually bought by John D. Rockefeller to develop into a park as a gift to the city. Rockefeller hired Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., son of the codesigner of Central Park, to design the 67-acre wooded expanse, which features blooming gardens, unparalleled views of the Palisades and the Hudson River, the Cloisters museum, and 8 miles of winding paths. It’s the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic or an outing with the kids. And to help you discover all the park has to offer, we created this scavenger hunt, ensuring that your mind is having as much fun as your eyes.
On July 16, 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its annual attendance. Visitors to the museum totaled 6.28 million in the latest fiscal year, the most of any year since the museum started keeping track. It was a staggering figure, but nothing compared to what is arguably New York City’s most frequented art museum: the subway. In 2012 alone, an estimated 1.6 billion riders journeyed through New York's underground labyrinth.