Everyone knows the “touristy” things you’re supposed to do in New York City: visit the Empire State Building, shop on 5th Avenue, take a ferry out to the Statue of Liberty. If you really want to makes this one of the best cities in the world, though, you’ve got to break away from the touristy activities. With that in mind, here are 16 non-touristy things to do in New York City, things that will really give you a flavor for the things that make the Big Apple great.
1. The Tenement Museum
In the eyes of many, New York City is all about glitz and glamour. But, the city, once known as New Amsterdam, has a long and sordid history. Nowhere is this more on display than in the incredibly interesting Tenement Museum.