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Three Unique Things to Do in New York

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Three Unique Things to Do in New York

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New York is such a fabulous and oft-visited destination it can be hard to think that you're doing anything new or unique there.

However, that's simply not the case! There are plenty of special things to see and do off the beaten path.

Here are three great activities to try that will have you breaking out of the mould.

Visit Chinatown
Neighbourhoods such as Brooklyn and the West End are often explored by tourists, but what about the vibrant and exciting Chinatown?

This diverse part of town is home to more than just tasty eateries and stalls, it's a whole community.

Head to Columbus Park and join in a session of tai chi or take a peaceful walk. 

Pass by the famous 'Five Points' intersection of Mosco, Worth and Baxter Streets at the south end of Columbus Park and take in the all the bustling sights and sounds. 

Head to Highline Park
Highline Park is a public recreation area that's interestingly built on a historic freight rail line. That means it's elevated well above the streets of Manhattan. 

There are free walking tours of the area at certain times of year, so you can find out more about the history, design and landscape of the park. 

It's also a great place to simply relax, enjoy a bite to eat or attend one of the events that are regularly held there, such as stargazing, concerts and sports.

The UN
Interested in international affairs? Pay a visit to the UN International Headquarters in New York.

You can see the Security Council Chamber and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, while your guide informs you all about the way the UN operates and deals with global issues. 

Who knows who you will bump into as you stroll down the legendary halls that global leaders regularly frequent?

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