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The Hidden Wealth of New York

The Hidden Wealth of New York Photo

Photo by Jose Kevo

Posted on April 18, 2011 in Travel Tips

All right, chappies. Our brand new contest is up, and we’re chomping at the bit to give one of you lucky readers a trip to the Big Apple. Apart from the obvious enticements -- the glamour! the glitz! the bagels! – we know of a few other attractions to whet your appetite for the city. If you can make it here, well… you know the rest, we think.

  • Central Park Conservatory Garden: You're going to Central Park, we get it. But what to do when you get there? Try paying a visit to the quiet formal garden, a “gorgeous oasis” that “not too many people know about,” not even the locals. Extra points for snapping the stately rotunda in the picture.
  • Greenwich Village: The capital of Bohemian America is still as bustling as ever, with a wealth of boutiques and bistros to satisfy your inner Wintour. Drop in at a poetry club to sample a night a la Kerouac.
  • The Cloisters: Tucked away on the tip of northern Manhattan, the Cloisters are the Met’s collection of medieval artwork and riches. To get there quickly, buy a Metrocard and hop on the M4 bus.

Know something else we forgot? Let us know in the comments.

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