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Unveiling New York City's Architectural Gems: Exploring the City's Hidden Landmarks - Part 3

New York City, famously known as "Skyscraper National Park," is a treasure trove of architectural wonders. While its towering buildings steal the limelight, the city is also home to several hidden gems that deserve equal recognition. Whether you're a local or planning your first visit to the Big Apple, we've curated a list of 10 architectural landmarks that will leave you in awe of the lesser-known New York.

The Frick Collection

Immerse yourself in art at The Frick Collection, one of the few surviving mansions on Fifth Avenue. Originally the residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, it now showcases an impressive collection spanning the Renaissance to the 19th century. Don't miss the enchanting Russell Pope-designed garden court.


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Indulge in a culinary journey at Delmonico's, New York City's first fine-dining establishment. Founded in 1837, it offered French cuisine and became a haven for the city's elite. Delmonico's was also among the pioneers of the farm-to-table concept.

Brooklyn Heights

Overlooking the East River, Brooklyn Heights boasts a historic charm that evolved from farmland to the country's first suburb. The neighborhood's architectural significance is showcased in its iconic brownstones, some of which were among the first structures built on the land.

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Step back in time at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, a testament to upper Manhattan's transformation. Built by William Dyckman in 1784, this farmhouse-turned-museum offers a glimpse into the area's rich history and is a well-preserved relic of the past.

Brooklyn Borough Hall

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As Brooklyn's oldest public building, the Brooklyn Borough Hall is a magnificent Greek Revival structure constructed in 1848. Designed by architect Gamaliel King, it features a monumental exterior staircase and six fluted Ionic columns, making it a must-visit for architecture enthusiasts.

Little Island at Pier 55

Imagine a floating park on the Hudson River, and you'll find Little Island. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, this hilly landscape adorned with trees, benches, and grass creates a serene escape from the bustling city, offering a unique experience.

Summit One Vanderbilt

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For breathtaking views of New York City, visit Summit One Vanderbilt, an observation deck only 53 feet shorter than the Empire State Building. Its installation "Transcendence" by artist Kenzo Digital adds an immersive and mind-bending element to the experience.

Katz's Delicatessen

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Indulge in the legendary pastrami and corned beef sandwiches at Katz's Delicatessen. Established in 1888, this iconic eatery has been a popular spot for millions of newly immigrated families and continues to delight visitors with its mouthwatering offerings.

Apollo Theater

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Immerse yourself in the rich musical history of the Apollo Theater. Since its opening in 1934, this West Harlem institution has showcased talents like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sammy Davis Jr. Today, it hosts elaborate concerts and remains a symbol of artistic excellence.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Escape to the serene beauty of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, spanning 52 acres between Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum. With over 14,000 plant species, including the picturesque Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden designed in 1933, it is a must-visit landmark for nature lovers.

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