By Kamilla Khasanova, curious lover of all things arty and New York City dweller, shares her top tips for zig-zag-ing through the modern metropolis.
Edited by Holly Stark
New York is a colourful city of outdoor activities, off-the-wall breweries and impressive eateries, as well as dynamic art and music spaces. New York off the beaten path is something that most locals would say they love, so there are many alternative things to do in New York to experience it at its best. I love that there is something for everybody; the city embodies a mix of different cultures and histories and it’s this diversity which attracted me it. The city brings many business activities and people from all over the world can be found in busy bars, with music and dancing, or at any of the tiny hole in the wall places for people who like to go out alone or in small groups. From undiscovered artsy museums to cosy bars that turn into poetry and spoken word venues and labrinth green spaces, looking for gems in New York City won’t leave you disappointed. As of now, in its state of transition, some of NYC’s best kept secrets are still undiscovered while the city is in a growing and shifting state. Here are my top hidden gems in NYC to ensure you’ll never get bored, which can be enjoyed by solo travellers, families and groups alike.