564 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in New York City - Atlas Obscura
Join us on an Atlas Obscura Trip in 2019 »
The Atlas Obscura Guide To

New York City

564 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in New York City

Boroughs

Unusual Attractions in New York City

New York, New York

Mmuseumm

A tiny museum housed in a New York freight elevator specializes in the "overlooked, dismissed, or ignored."
Sponsored by NYCgo

Secrets of NYC’s Five Boroughs: Atlas Obscura's Guide

Few cities on Earth are as well-trodden as New York–but as any intrepid traveler knows, the more you explore a place, the more wonders you find. You may not be able to discover all of these spots in a single trip, but that could be a good thing. No matter how many times you return, the city that never sleeps never ceases to surprise. Visit NYCGo to uncover more of the city’s secret spots.

View Itinerary
An elevator shaft in Tribeca opens to reveal a museum of small wonders.

Unique Food & Drink in New York City

Explore New York City

Launch Map


Stories About New York City