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Hidden Neighborhood Gems of New York City

There’s a lot to do in New York City, but you knew that already. Central Park, The Met, Times Square…I could go on. Those are top tourist attraction. The places that everyone combs the city for. Let’s chat about hidden gems, also known as the places that people stumble upon when they make a wrong turn somewhere. The places that aren’t advertised in travel magazines.

  1. Freemans 

For all my foodies out there. Freemans restaurant is located in an alley off of the Bowery. Insanely quaint and rather picturesque. They serve American cuisine and keep it very simple. They’re also aware that this restaurant is Instagram feed worthy.


2. Pier 54

For all my history lovers, Pier 54 might sound familiar. Pier 54 was the docking station for the Titanic. Sadly, as we all know, the Titanic never made it there. The Titanic still has a lot of buzz around it, but no one seems to show any love to Pier 54 and that’s why I’m suggesting it to you.

Pier 54

3. Pomander Walk

Hidden amongst New York’s Upper West Side lies Pomander Walk. Pomander Walk is a little neighborhood that resembles an English village. The gates are often locked, but have a look around and take some photos. It has tons of old world charm.

Pomander Walk

4. Employees Only

Modeled after the speakeasy’s of the 1920s Employees Only can be found on Hudson Street. American fare with a touch of European flavor is their specialty.

Employees Only

5. The F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartment

Maybe this last one isn’t a hidden gem, but who would I be if I didn’t add it. The exterior of Monica, Rachel, Joey and Chandler’s infamous apartments is located at the corner of Grove Street. 90 Bedford Street to be exact. The perfect place for you to put on your best 90s outfit and embrace your inner Rachel Greene.