by Emily Brown
New York is one of those cities full of surprises. New Yorkers or frequent visitors often think they know everything about the big apple – where to eat, reduction fees for cultural events, etc. But the reality is that New York has many treasures that are yet to be discovered. Following the article about LA hidden treasures, MadlyJuicy compiled a list of New York City’s coolest secret spots.
Grand Central Terminal’s Whispering Gallery is a must. What’s more, it’s an acoustic phenomenon. When two people stand at diagonal arches and whisper, they can hear each other’s voices from the opposite side of the hallway. The Whispering Gallery became a romantic spot, ideal for murmured marriage proposals.
Everybody knows Rockefeller Center, but what about its rooftops gardens? The five gardens were originally designed in the 30s. Access to the gardens is rare – mostly reserved for Rockefeller employees. Occasionally, companies pay a lot and invite the public into the gardens. They can also be rented for weddings and private events, but the price might not be for every wallet.
For the lovers of culture and history, the Parley Park is the place to be. Hidden in a small Midtwon plaza at 520 Madison Avenue, is the Berlin Wall. This unexpected piece of history was brought in the 90s. Created by German artists Thierry Noir and Kiddy Citny, it goes practically unnoticed, often considered has “just another public mural”.
New York City has a long history of transportation system, so it’s not a surprise that the City Hall hide a historical Subway Station beneath it. Closed 68 years ago, the station is an underground architectural marvel. Tall arched, antique tile and glass skylights will blow any visitors’ mind.