New York, New York Guide (B): Time Out on Times Square: Best Underground Attractions of NY

Time Out on Times Square: Best Underground Attractions of NY
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When visiting New York City for the first time, there are certain top recommendations for the most important things to do on a New York trip, but there are also many alternative, off-the-beaten-path New York City attractions. Here are a few more things ready to be discovered in NYC that aren’t your typical tourist destinations but which are amazing in their own right and reveal so much about this great city.

Trinity Church in the Financial District

If you’re based at a downtown New York hotel, take a side step into Trinity Church. It’s opposite the New York Stock Exchange and there has been a church on this site since 1698. The beautiful current building was finished in 1846. Take a stroll through the cemetery to see picturesque old tombstones, including the graves of founding fathers such as Alexander Hamilton and other prominent members of 18th and 19th century public life. Imagine what it was like when the 282-foot spire was the tallest point in New York City! Time your visit to hear the famous bells ring.

Neighborhood: 75 Broadway in Lower Manhattan
Subway: Wall Street Station

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The C-Squat in the East Village

In the East Village you’ll find a cultural phenomenon that is very NYC. Squatting was big in the 1970s and ’80s and despite attempts to kick them out, a number of squatter buildings have successfully survived. C-Squat is the most well known and while NYC is famous for its robust sporting venues, this place has a ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Time Out on Times Square: Best Underground Attractions of NY
Guide Location: USA » New York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Trinity Church   Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space   Steinway Piano Factory  
Author: Natasha Von Geldern
Read it on author's website: http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/2016/04/5-more-off-the-beaten-path-new-york-city-attractions/

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