About seven years ago, I embarked on a journey that not only changed my coordinates on a map, but also turned life as I knew it upside down. I once again packed up my belongings in big cardboard boxes, neatly folded all of my clothes into my two large suitcases, and grabbed a one-way ticket to New York City. I dove head first into a world that I was unsure of. What I’ve found in my adventures is a world in itself that I have only begun to scratch the surface of.
New York City is like wine, it gets better the more time you spend consuming it. Wandering around each tiny neighborhood enriches your experience so much more than a normal tourist jaunt to the city. The beauty lies within the people you interact with – the old man at the deli, the little girl skipping to school, the dance crew on the subway and the students rushing about in the village.
New York is one of the most famous, if not the most well known city in the world, but underneath the surface lie secrets and stories that have yet to be uncovered. As a self proposed “Adventurist” I LOVE the fact that NYC is still rich in history that has yet to be exploited by millions of tourists. That being said here are my top places to visit.
Now that I’ve moved away from NYC to Pittsburgh, this list holds even more importance to me since I cannot personally show friends and family around the city.