New York is one of the tourist capitals of the world. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the city every year. Some come to shop, some come to watch sports, while many come to discover the amazing sites they have only seen in movies and TV shows. The city is constantly “awake” and there are always cool things to check out and do. But in a city that holds millions of people and is always under the world’s radar, there still manages to be some secrets and hidden gems about the city that many people don’t know. We found 15 secrets and hidden locations around NYC that you probably never knew about. Number 8 is definitely the coolest…
#15 Secret Trains Tracks Under the Waldort Astoria
While you probably know about the various underground railway systems like the one in Washington, there is also one in NYC as well which not many people know about. This train was likely used for the rich and famous to arrive at the hotel in back in the day; without having to come through the front doors.
#14 The Morbid Anatomy Museum
New York City is famous for its world-renowned museums, but there is one that has a fraction of the popularity of most but is actually one of the coolest to visit. While it is a very gross place, it is a place where you will see things you couldn’t see anywhere else such as skeletons, memorials, and various jarred specimens.
#13 Submarine in the Coney Island Creek
This old and rusty submarine is often overlooked by people but actually has a very cool history. This was supposed to be the submarine that would expand sea travel, but it, unfortunately, got stuck on the sticky floor of the bottom of the creek. While it has been vandalized over the years, it is still a landmark for the city.
#12 Berlin Wall in NYC
That’s right, there is an actual piece of the Berlin Wall in NYC. This was once a symbol of all that was wrong in the world but now serves as a piece of public art in a plaza where people can relax and each lunch. It is amazing that a piece of history like this is just sitting in a plaza in NYC.
#11 Hidden Movie Theater
While the outside of this building looks fairly unassuming, inside, it used to be an amazingly cool movie theater, hidden right in plain sight. Currently, the interior is pretty beaten up and not looking its best, but it is still a great place to visit for the sake of nostalgia and look at the beautiful work.