Hidden Gems for New York

Find great things to do in New York


New York City is an experience unlike any other. Every culture is represented here and the city is famous for its fashion, nightlife, art, food, and theater. Start your adventure in the big apple! In our travel guide you will find great things to do in New York.

1. Hidden Gem New York: Brooklyn Flea Market

No matter if in summer or winter, this is probably the best flea market you can visit. From April to October, the flea market in DUMBO is part vintage bazaar, part old-fashioned town square and part food bonanza. Here you will find hundreds of top vendors for furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers. The market takes place every sunday. The “winter flea” from November to April is located in the Atlantic Center and open on Saturdays and Sundays. Feel free to stroll around, explore and find some treasures.

Brooklyn Flea Market

Brooklyn Flea Market / © Instagram: ricardopastorello

2. Hidden Gem New York: Gallow Green Rooftop

If you’re looking to escape NYC without leaving the city, Gallow Green rooftop is a good place to go. You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked miles away to an outdoor garden. Gallow Green is located on the rooftop of the McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea, a neighbourhood on the West Side. You can dine here or take a drink in the middle of a lush garden oasis with lots of ambient lighting. While Gallow Green is the perfect location to spend a fantastic summer evening, it also offers an unforgettable experience during the winter! The McKittrick Hotel’s rooftop transforms every year into a mountainside retreat. You can relax here with a warm drink in a cosy, ski cabin atmosphere.

Gallow Green Rooftop

Gallow Green Rooftop / © Instagram: pripri630

3. Hidden Gem New York: The Wild Son Café

This café is an amazing brunch spot in the meatpacking district between the highline and the hudson river. The Wild Son serves breakfast and lunch with a menu focused around a “healthy philosophy”. While the dishes cover the breakfast classics, they go beyond to include nutritious ingredients. A favorite is the gluten-free “Buckwheat Pancakes” with wildflower honey, orange and turmeric butter. The bar serves creative cocktails, cold beers and organic wines as well as fresh and fancy juices. Whatever you choose will be delicious!

The Wild Son Café

The Wild Son Café / © Instagram: soiltostudio

4. Hidden Gem New York: Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim New York Museum with its landmark building—designed by Frank Lloyd Wright — is famous for its impressive collection and temporary exhibitions. The museum itself is an iconic architectural masterpiece – you gradually walk up a spiraling pathway from floor to floor, pausing to admire the modern art along the way. In addition to pieces by Manet, Picasso, Chagall and Bourgeois, you can find the largest collection of Kandinsky in America here. The general admission tickets cost 25$. But we have a good piece of advice: the Guggenheim offers a pay-what-you-wish policy on Saturday from 5:45 to 7:45 pm.

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum / © Instagram: hannahos99

5. Hidden Gem New York: Azul on the Rooftop Bar

There is no better way to end a day of exploring New York than with a delicious drink while enjoying the view over the Big Apple. “Azul” is a great choice! Bringing a taste of Havana to Hudson Square, this seasonal, festive spot on the rooftop of Hotel Hugo mixes Caribbean-inspired cocktails. You can expect good vibes between petroleum-blue walls, gritty spray-painted art and Afro-Caribbean beats.

Azul on the roof

Azul on the roof / © Instagram: azulontheroof3-

6. Hidden Gem New York : Cha Cha Matcha

You either hate it, or you love it. But make sure to try it if you haven’t before: Matcha. Matcha is the secret to hours of calm and clear-headed energy. It contains caffeine, a high concentration of L-theanine, way more antioxidants than regular green tea, and lasts longer than coffee. Try the basic one or go for a crazier choice like a ginger turmeric matcha latte with macadamia milk. If you feel a little bit hungry, try the matcha croissant.

Cha Cha Matcha

Cha Cha Matcha / © Instagram: tinaxzw-

7. Hidden Gem New York: Nomo Kitchen

If you are looking for a spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner, try Nomo Kitchen. It is located in a gorgeous boutique hotel on Thompson Street. The entrance of the hotel with a long archway with vines and lights, makes you feel as if you’re in a fairytale just a few blocks from the busy shopping streets of SoHo. NoMo Kitchen offers a rustic American menu with Mediterranean influences helmed by Chef Carlos Betancourth. How about a Pumpkin Toast with butternut squash hummus, farro, couscous, quinoa and goats’ cheese?

NOMO Kitchen

NOMO Kitchen / © Instagram: arielle.sophia

8. Hidden Gem New York: Bathhouse

A 1930s soda factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been transformed into bathhouse with a subterranean spa influenced by Scandinavian saunas, Russian banyas and Turkish hammams. So if the weather is bad and you have some extra cash to treat yourself, book a spa day here. It can be a bit pricey though! However, you can just stop by for a cup of coffee and some food, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant. The interior with exposed brick walls, large glass windows, tall ceilings, big leafy plants, and minimalist decor makes it an excellent place to spend some time with a good book.


Bathhouse / © Instagram: maddietsang

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