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MariaE

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New York - off the beaten track
« on: Yesterday at 01:42:49 AM »
DH and I have just booked our summer vacation - we're going to the US again!! New York City, Philadelphia and Washington DC - I'm so excited about it! However, this will be our 5th time in NYC, so this time around I'm looking for things to see/do that are a bit off the beaten track... sights that are "overlooked" by the general tourist, so to speak.

I'd love to hear, if any of you have recommendations :) For NYC especially, obviously, but also the two other cities if you happen to have some :)
 
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Re: New York - off the beaten track
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 12:05:11 PM »
I've been to NY a bunch of times too and still visit regularly since my son lives there. Here are a couple of items:

Museum of the City of New York.
http://www.mcny.org/exhibition/city-and-young-imagination?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6vf2nsey2QIVgVuGCh1N8Q5XEAAYASAAEgKFcfD_BwE

Another suggestion is to get out of Manhattan to the other Burroughs.
In Brooklyn, New York Transit Museum turned out to be very interesting.
http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/

In Queens, Museum of the Moving Image http://www.movingimage.us/
If you do go to that, check out this restaurant:https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g29837-d426027-Reviews-Taverna_Kyclades-Astoria_New_York.html
We had to wait for a table but it was worth it.
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JeanFromBNA

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Re: New York - off the beaten track
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 03:22:43 PM »
The high line: http://www.thehighline.org/visit .  Fascinating use of space.

The tenement museum: http://www.tenement.org/. Part of the American immigration story. 

Be sure to see if you can buy your tickets for popular museums in NYC and DC in advance online.  Some are sold out well in advance of the date.