The New York City You Never Knew

July 11, 2017 Pritam Majumdar 0Comment

When you hear of New York City, what comes in to your mind; is a vivid picture of the elegance of the streets of the ex-capital of the United States of America. From the bustling streets of Chinatown, to the elegant Brooklyn, and the glorious Manhattan, these are the very images that emerge in your hearts, don’t they? Well, but what if we told you of 10 places you never knew, exists in NY?

When noise becomes a hindrance to inner peace, we certainly seek a way out of the humdrum’s of life. And you seek to get to Solitude. Here are 10 Must-visit places if it’s Solitude you seek:

  • The Monastery of The Visitation, Brooklyn:

The monastery was founded in 1855, by The Order of The Visitation Sisters. The Monastic Community here, live merely for their motto of “live Jesus” in humility & gentleness. This beautiful Monastery lies in 8902 Ridge Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York 11209. The quietness, the calm, the chants, the friendliness of the Sisters; and the entire scenario mingled with the natural beauty, is bound to soothe your hearts.

  • Corpus Christie Monastery:

Another wonderful place located in the 1230 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474, of the contemplative Dominican Nuns. Whether you go for the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or merely to get some solitude; you’re definite in for some blessing here. The Gregorian Chants, Hymns, the incense; is definitely, going give you peace you require.

  • The Adirondacks:

The Adirondacks is a region with beautiful places you would like to see and seemingly, growing even faster than the Himalayan regencies! The Adirondacks is indeed the leading state park in the United States of America. It is so large that you could include a Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier park along with the Smoky Mountains and Grand Canyon inside the Adirondacks! Ain’t that Incredible? You should definitely try going to this blissful hilly region, may be either for a trek or for some solitude.

  • Chimney Bluffs State Park

If you’re looking o go out for a hike, yet haven’t the time to go out of NY, why not check out the amazing clay-rock formations at the Chimney Bluffs State Park? And for a soul seeking solitude, what could be better than sitting along the banks of Lake Ontario, where you can experience an incredible sunrise and a sunset ( provided that, you reach the top of the Chimney Bluffs!

  • Herkimer Diamond Mines

Want to bring a sparkle to your life? Why not visit the Herkimer diamond mines? Known for its unusual looking diamonds, mostly uncut raw diamonds, Herkimer is one of those uncommon places, where you can find out these unique crystals. The mines give you the opportunity to rent tools and the possible opportunity to stumble across a gem, that is bound to make your trip unforgettable, whether it’s a solo or a family trip.

  • Watkins Glen

Need some time alone eh? What about a dream-like place with serene sounds of flowing water? Sounds nice? Well, Watkins Glen is THE PLACE for you. Watkins Glen contains several waterfalls within its circumference, and is considered to be very tourist-friendly; and is going to make your adventure; the most amazing trip you’ve ever had. Moreover, it would give you the solace you so require.

  • The Finger Lakes

The perfect place for grapes to flourish in, the Finger Lakes region is the major source for New York’s choicest wines. Eleven lakes make up the Finger Lakes. Looking for some watery exploration? Well, you’ve plenty of water to travel around!

  • Thousand Islands

At the boundaries of both, New York and Canada, the Thousand Islands are abode to above 1,800 islands! Pack your bags, get ready to explore the isles; there’s much unknown waiting for you to explore them. What’s life without adventure?

  • Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

Ready to be spooked a bit? No, seriously, I ain’t joking! If you’re one of those history & ghost-busters; Roosevelt Island Smallpox hospital in ruins, is definitely a place you need to go to. The dilapidated hospital; founded in the early 18th century, treated almost 7000 patients in the years between, 1856 until 1875. So all you adventure- lovers out there’s a lot you’d like to explore within the partially dilapidated hospital.

  • Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Another weird yet wonderful place for history-buffs and antique-lovers is Obscura Antiques and Oddities. You’ll find weird antiques from this “Old Curiosity Shop”, starting from, memorial photographs to medical art prints, from taxedermied pets to shadow boxes, from fraternal organization memorabilia to prosthetic limbs, from Victorian mourning jewelry to magic lantern slides and a lot more.

All of us are aware of the common places in New York, why not fly over to New York City, with Faremachine, to these uncommonly wonderful places and mesmerize yourself with the adventure of your life.

Pritam Majumdar

Pritam Majumdar

Content Writer at Fare Machine
I love to write, and am fond of travelling.
Pritam Majumdar

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